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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

   

This week, 21 Commercial Banking stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating 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.

This week, Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYC) 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock.

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

The rating of BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) moves up this week, rising 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.

This week, Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC) 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.

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

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week 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.

Independent Bank Corp.’s (NASDAQ:INDB) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s 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, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. First Financial Bankshares is a multi-bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock.

This is a strong week for Pacific Continental Corporation (NASDAQ:PCBK). 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.

First Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC) 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.

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (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.

This is a strong week for Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR (NYSE:BCH). 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. The stock has a dividend yield of 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock.

BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:BOKF) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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.

The rating of Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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, Inc. (NASDAQ:WASH) 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. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up twofold from the week prior. 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. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, twice the rate of the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock.

First Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCBT) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCBT stock.

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

The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. The stock price has been on the rise for the past six days, reaching $56.18. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS 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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