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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 are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP) 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. Shares of PNFP have increased 7.5% over the past month, better than the 7.1% 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.

This week, BSB Bancorp Inc’s (NASDAQ:BLMT) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. BSB Bancorp operates as a bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLMT stock.

BNC Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:BNCN) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s 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.

Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. 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.

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) gets a higher grade this week, advancing 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.

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

This is a strong week for Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN). 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.

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. 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) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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) boosts its rating from a B 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.

This is a strong week for First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. First Community Bancshares is the holding company for First Community Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock.

Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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.

BOK Financial’s (NASDAQ:BOKF) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last 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.

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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.

Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) improves from a C to a B rating 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.

This week, First Connecticut Bancorp Inc.’s (NASDAQ:FBNK) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. 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.

The rating of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) moves up this week, rising from a C 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.

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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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