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9 Commercial Banking Stocks to Sell Now

CZNC, BANF, AMNB, UVSP, IRE, SYBT, NBG, WABC, BSAC slump in weekly rankings

   

This week, the overall grades of nine Commercial Banking stocks are lower, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Each of these rates a “D” (“sell”) or “F” overall (“strong sell”).

Citizens & Northern (NASDAQ:CZNC) is on the decline this week, earning a D (“sell”) after receiving a C (“hold”) last week. Citizens & Northern offers banking and mortgage services to individual and corporate customers in northern Pennsylvania and southern New York. For a full analysis of CZNC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

This is a rough week for BancFirst (NASDAQ:BANF). The company’s rating falls to D from the previous week’s C. BancFirst provides commercial banking services to retail customers and small-to-medium-sized businesses. To get an in-depth look at BANF, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BANF stock.

American National Bankshares (NASDAQ:AMNB) experiences a ratings drop this week, going from last week’s C to a D. American National Bankshares is the holding company for American National Bank and Trust, which provides its customers with various financial products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AMNB stock.

This week, Univest Corp. of Pennsylvania (NASDAQ:UVSP) drops from C to a D rating. Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania provides financial services to individuals, municipalities, and businesses. To get an in-depth look at UVSP, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UVSP stock.

The rating of Bank of Ireland (NYSE:IRE) declines this week from C to a D. Bank of Ireland provides a range of banking and other financial services. The stock gets F’s in Equity and Sales Growth. The stock price has dropped 12.6% over the past month, worse than the 3% increase the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IRE stock.

Slipping from C to a D rating, S.Y. Bancorp (NASDAQ:SYBT) takes a hit this week. S. Y. Bancorp is a holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, which offers commercial and personal banking, investment management and trust services in the United States. For a full analysis of SYBT stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

National Bank of Greece’s (NYSE:NBG) rating falls this week to an F (“strong sell”), down from last week’s D (“sell”). National Bank of Greece offers retail and corporate banking services. The stock gets F’s in Earnings Growth, Cash Flow, and Sales Growth. Share prices fell 9.9% over the past month. To get an in-depth look at NBG, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NBG stock.

Westamerica’s (NASDAQ:WABC) rating weakens this week, dropping to an F versus last week’s D. Westamerica is a bank holding company that provides a range of banking services to individual and corporate customers in Northern and Central California. The stock also gets an F in Sales Growth. As of Feb. 20, 2013, 10.2% of outstanding Westamerica shares were held short. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WABC stock.

The rating of Banco Santander-Chile (NYSE:BSAC) slips from C to a D. Banco Santander Chile provides commercial and retail banking services to corporate and individual customers. The stock currently has a trailing PE Ratio of 27.70. For a full analysis of BSAC stock, visit Portfolio Grader.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader stock ranking system assesses roughly 5,000 companies every week based on a number of fundamental and quantitative measures. Stocks are given a letter grade based on their results — with A being “strong buy,” and F being “strong sell.” Explore the tool here.


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