21 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

PNFP, TAYC, BLMT, BNCN, WFC, PACW, USB, HBAN, INDB, FFIN, PCBK, FCBC, BMTC, BCH, BOKF, GBCI, WASH, FBNK, SCBT, CM, BNS improve in weekly rankings

   
21 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

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

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP) ups its rating to a B (“buy”) this week after earning a C (“hold”) in the week before. 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 7.1% over the past month, better than the 4.9% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock.

Taylor Capital Group (NASDAQ:TAYC) 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.

BSB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BLMT) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. BSB Bancorp operates as a bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLMT stock.

This week, BNC Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:BNCN) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week 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.

The rating of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) moves up this week, rising from a C 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.

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB) improves from a C to a B rating this week. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock.

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock.

This week, Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Independent Bank is the holding company for Rockland Trust. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of INDB stock.

First Financial Bankshares’ (NASDAQ:FFIN) 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.

Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. 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.

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC) 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.

The rating of Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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.

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. NonactiveBanco de Chile provides a wide customer base of individuals and corporations with general banking services. The stock’s dividend yield is 3.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock.

BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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.

This week, Glacier Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:GBCI) ratings are up from a C last week 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.

This is a strong week for Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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.

First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK) 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.

SCBT Financial (NASDAQ:SCBT) improves from a B to an A rating 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.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce is a global financial institution that serves clients through CIBC retail markets and wholesale banking. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock.

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) 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 stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock.

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