23 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | July 31, 2013 11:15 am

The grades of 23 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, NewBridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:NBBC[2]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. NewBridge Bancorp attracts deposits and conducts a commercial banking business, offering real estate, mortgage, commercial, and consumer loans, and trust and discount brokerage services. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Momentum, Earnings Revisions, and Earnings Surprise, NBBC also gets A’s. Shares of NBBC have increased 39.4% 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 NBBC stock[3].

Pinnacle Financial Partners (NASDAQ:PNFP[4]) 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock[5].

This week, Taylor Capital Group (NASDAQ:TAYC[6]) pushes up from a B to an A rating. Taylor Capital Group is a bank holding company for Cole Taylor Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock[7].

BSB Bancorp Inc (NASDAQ:BLMT[8]) 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[9].

This week, First Business Financial Services’ (NASDAQ:FBIZ[10]) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. First Business Financial Services is a bank holding company involved in the commercial banking business through offices located in Wisconsin. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBIZ stock[11].

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN[12]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C 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[13].

This week, Wells Fargo (NYSE:WFC[14]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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[15].

The rating of PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW[16]) 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[17].

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB[18]) 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[19].

Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN[20]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock[21].

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB[22]) 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[23].

First Financial Bankshares (NASDAQ:FFIN[24]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. First Financial Bankshares is a multi-bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock[25].

This is a strong week for Pacific Continental Corp. (NASDAQ:PCBK[26]). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. 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[27].

First Community Bancshares’ (NASDAQ:FCBC[28]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last 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[29].

Bryn Mawr Bank (NASDAQ:BMTC[30]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week 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[31].

This week, Banco de Chile (NYSE:BCH[32]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. NonactiveBanco de Chile provides a wide customer base of individuals and corporations with general banking services. The stock’s dividend yield is 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock[33].

The rating of BOK Financial (NASDAQ:BOKF[34]) 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[35].

Glacier Bancorp (NASDAQ:GBCI[36]) 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[37].

Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH[38]) 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[39].

This is a strong week for First Connecticut Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK[40]). 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[41].

SCBT Financial (NASDAQ:SCBT[42]) 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[43].

This week, Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (NYSE:CM[44]) 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 stock has a dividend yield of 3.7%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock[45].

Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS[46]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[47].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[48] 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[49].

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

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