22 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | July 10, 2013 9:19 am

22 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 22 Commercial Banking stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP[2]) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). 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 10% 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 PNFP stock[3].

This week, Taylor Capital Group (NASDAQ:TAYC[4]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Taylor Capital Group is a bank holding company for Cole Taylor Bank. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 6.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock[5].

BSB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BLMT[6]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. 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]) improves from a B to an A rating this week. First Business Financial Services is a bank holding company involved in the commercial banking business through offices located in Wisconsin. Investors have pushed the stock price up 9.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBIZ stock[9].

This week, BNC Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:BNCN[10]) 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. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 18.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNCN stock[11].

Wells Fargo’s (NYSE:WFC[12]) 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. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 5.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WFC stock[13].

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW[14]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. PacWest Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Western Bank. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 17.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PACW stock[15].

This is a strong week for U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB[16]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock[17].

The rating of Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN[18]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. Investors have pushed the stock price up 10.4% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock[19].

This week, Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB[20]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Independent Bank is the holding company for Rockland Trust. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 9.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of INDB stock[21].

First Financial Bankshares (NASDAQ:FFIN[22]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. First Financial Bankshares is a multi-bank holding company. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 8.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock[23].

Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK[24]) 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. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 11.6% over the past month. 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. Investors have pushed the stock price up 9.3% over the past month. 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. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 13% over the past month. 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 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock[31].

This week, BOK Financial’s (NASDAQ:BOKF[32]) ratings are up 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[33].

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI[34]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Glacier Bancorp is a regional multi-bank holding company providing commercial financial services to individuals and corporations. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 19.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of GBCI stock[35].

Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH[36]) 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. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WASH stock[37].

The rating of First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK[38]) moves up this week, rising from a C 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. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock[39].

SCBT Financial (NASDAQ:SCBT[40]) 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. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 7.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCBT stock[41].

This week, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM[42]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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 3.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock[43].

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS[44]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. The current dividend yield is 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[45].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[46] 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[47].

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. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  47. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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