22 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, MNRK improve in weekly rankings

   
22 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 22 Commercial Banking stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Pinnacle Financial Partners’ (NASDAQ:PNFP) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). 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.

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. Shares of TAYC have increased 11.3% over the past month, better than the 1.3% decrease the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock.

This week, BSB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BLMT) 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.

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) 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.

Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s 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.

This is a strong week for PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week 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.

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) 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.

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

The rating of First Financial Bankshares (NASDAQ:FFIN) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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) 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.

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.

Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC) 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.

Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week 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.

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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.

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 is a strong week for First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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.

The rating of SCBT Financial (NASDAQ:SCBT) moves up this week, rising 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.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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 current dividend yield is 3.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock.

This week, Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock.

This week, Monarch Financial Holdings’ (NASDAQ:MNRK) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. Monarch Financial is a holding company that, through subsidiary Monarch Bank, is engaged in business and consumer banking, investment and insurance sales, and mortgage origination and brokerage. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MNRK stock.

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader 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.


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