21 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | April 24, 2013 3:05 pm

The grades of 21 Commercial Banking stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP[2]) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Pinnacle Financial Partners is a holding company for Pinnacle National Bank. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Earnings Revisions, PNFP also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock[3].

Taylor Capital Group (NASDAQ:TAYC[4]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Taylor Capital Group is a bank holding company for Cole Taylor Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock[5].

BSB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BLMT[6]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. BSB Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company. The company, through its subsidiary, Belmont Savings Bank, provides banking products and services. The bank’s business consists primarily of accepting deposits from the general public and investing those deposits, together with funds generated fr… For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLMT stock[7].

This week, BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN[8]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. BNC Bancorp offers products and services to individuals and small- to medium-sized local businesses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNCN stock[9].

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC[10]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Wells Fargo provides financial services in mainly wholesale banking, mortgage banking, consumer finance, equipment leasing, agricultural finance and commercial finance. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WFC stock[11].

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW[12]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. PacWest Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Western Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PACW stock[13].

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB[14]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock[15].

This is a strong week for Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN[16]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock[17].

The rating of Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB[18]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Independent Bank is the holding company for Rockland Trust. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of INDB stock[19].

First Financial Bankshares’ (NASDAQ:FFIN[20]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. First Financial Bankshares is a multi-bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock[21].

Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK[22]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Pacific Continental Bank is a bank holding company that provides commercial banking, financing, and mortgage lending in parts of Washington state and Oregon. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCBK stock[23].

This week, First Community Bancshares’ (NASDAQ:FCBC[24]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. First Community Bancshares is the holding company for First Community Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock[25].

Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC[26]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Bryn Mawr Bank offers a full range of personal and business banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BMTC stock[27].

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH[28]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. NonactiveBanco de Chile provides a wide customer base of individuals and corporations with general banking services. The current dividend yield is 3.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock[29].

This week, BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF[30]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. BOK Financial provides a range of financial services to commercial and industrial customers, other financial institutions, and consumers in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BOKF stock[31].

This is a strong week for Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI[32]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Glacier Bancorp is a regional multi-bank holding company providing commercial financial services to individuals and corporations. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBCI stock[33].

Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH[34]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Washington Trust offers a range of financial services to individuals and businesses, including wealth management. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WASH stock[35].

First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK[36]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. First Connecticut Bancorp operates as the holding company for Farmington Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services to businesses, individuals, and governments in central Connecticut. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock[37].

SCBT Financial (NASDAQ:SCBT[38]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. South Carolina Bank and Trust is a bank holding company that provides retail and commercial banking, mortgage lending, consumer finance loans, and trust and investment services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCBT stock[39].

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (NYSE:CM[40]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is a global financial institution that serves clients through CIBC retail markets and wholesale banking. The stock’s dividend yield is 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock[41].

This week, Bank of Nova Scotia’s (NYSE:BNS[42]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[43].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[44] 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[45].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. PNFP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNFP
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNFP
  4. TAYC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TAYC
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TAYC
  6. BLMT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BLMT
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLMT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BLMT
  8. BNCN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BNCN
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNCN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BNCN
  10. WFC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WFC
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WFC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WFC
  12. PACW: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PACW
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PACW stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PACW
  14. USB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=USB
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=USB
  16. HBAN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HBAN
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HBAN
  18. INDB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=INDB
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of INDB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=INDB
  20. FFIN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FFIN
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FFIN
  22. PCBK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCBK
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCBK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PCBK
  24. FCBC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCBC
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FCBC
  26. BMTC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BMTC
  27. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BMTC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BMTC
  28. BCH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BCH
  29. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BCH
  30. BOKF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BOKF
  31. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BOKF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BOKF
  32. GBCI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GBCI
  33. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBCI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=GBCI
  34. WASH: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WASH
  35. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WASH stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WASH
  36. FBNK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FBNK
  37. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FBNK
  38. SCBT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SCBT
  39. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCBT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SCBT
  40. CM: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CM
  41. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CM
  42. BNS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BNS
  43. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BNS
  44. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  45. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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