22 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | May 15, 2013 1:30 pm

The grades of 22 Commercial Banking stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP[2]) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week 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].

This week, BSB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BLMT[6]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. BSB Bancorp operates as a bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BLMT stock[7].

First Business Financial Services’ (NASDAQ:FBIZ[8]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. First Business Financial Services is a bank holding company involved in the commercial banking business through offices located in Wisconsin. The stock price has risen 13.5% over the past month, better than the 6.1% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBIZ stock[9].

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN[10]) 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[11].

This week, Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC[12]) ratings are up from a C last week 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[13].

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW[14]) 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[15].

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB[16]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock[17].

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN[18]) 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[19].

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB[20]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Independent Bank is the holding company for Rockland Trust. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of INDB stock[21].

This week, First Financial Bankshares (NASDAQ:FFIN[22]) 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[23].

Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK[24]) improves from a B to an A rating 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[25].

First Community Bancshares (NASDAQ:FCBC[26]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. First Community Bancshares is the holding company for First Community Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock[27].

Bryn Mawr Bank’s (NASDAQ:BMTC[28]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. 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[29].

This is a strong week for Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH[30]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous 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[31].

The rating of BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF[32]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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[33].

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI[34]) 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[35].

This week, Washington Trust Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:WASH[36]) ratings are up 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[37].

First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK[38]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing 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[39].

SCBT Financial (NASDAQ:SCBT[40]) 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[41].

This week, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (NYSE:CM[42]) 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 current dividend yield is 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock[43].

The rating of Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS[44]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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[45].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[1] 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[46].

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

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