21 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | May 1, 2013 10:30 am

This week, 21 Commercial Banking stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these rates 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. The stock price has risen 6.8% over the past month, better than the 2.3% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock[3].

Taylor Capital Group (NASDAQ:TAYC[4]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this 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].

The rating of BSB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BLMT[6]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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].

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN[8]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. 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]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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].

This week, PacWest Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:PACW[12]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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’s (NYSE:USB[14]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock[15].

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

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

This week, First Financial Bankshares (NASDAQ:FFIN[20]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B 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].

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC[24]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing 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]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week 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’s (NYSE:BCH[28]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. NonactiveBanco de Chile provides a wide customer base of individuals and corporations with general banking services. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock[29].

This is a strong week for BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF[30]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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].

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI[32]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. 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]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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]) boosts its rating from a C 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]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. 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].

This week, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (NYSE:CM[40]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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].

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS[42]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. The current dividend yield is 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[43].

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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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