21 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | September 25, 2013 11:15 am

The grades of 21 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”).

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP[2]) 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[3].

Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYC[4]) 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. 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].

BNC Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:BNCN[8]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s 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[9].

This week, Wells Fargo & Company’s (NYSE:WFC[10]) 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[11].

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW[12]) 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PACW stock[13].

This week, U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB[14]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock[15].

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN[16]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock[17].

The rating of Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB[18]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Independent Bank is the holding company for Rockland Trust. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of INDB stock[19].

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN[20]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. First Financial Bankshares is a multi-bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock[21].

Pacific Continental Corporation (NASDAQ:PCBK[22]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCBK stock[23].

First Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC[24]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. First Community Bancshares is the holding company for First Community Bank. The stock price has risen 9.1% 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 FCBC stock[25].

This week, Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation’s (NASDAQ:BMTC[26]) ratings are up 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[27].

The rating of Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR (NYSE:BCH[28]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. NonactiveBanco de Chile provides a wide customer base of individuals and corporations with general banking services. The current dividend yield is 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock[29].

This is a strong week for BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:BOKF[30]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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[31].

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI[32]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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[33].

Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:WASH[34]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. 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[35].

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK[36]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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[37].

This week, First Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCBT[38]) pushes up from a B to an A rating. 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[39].

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM[40]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock[41].

The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS[42]) 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. The stock has a dividend yield of 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[43].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[44] 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[45].

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

Source URL: http://investorplace.com/2013/09/21-commercial-banking-stocks-to-buy-now-pnfp-tayc-blmt-18/
Short URL: http://invstplc.com/1nyAw8M