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

   
21 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 21 Commercial Banking stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.’s (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.

This week, Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYC) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) 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.

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

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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 & Company (NYSE:WFC) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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 week, PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW) pushes up from a C to a B rating. PacWest Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Western Bank. Shares of PACW have increased 6.3% 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 PACW stock.

This week, U.S. Bancorp’s (NYSE:USB) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 6.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock.

The rating of Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB) 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.

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. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 7.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock.

Pacific Continental Corporation’s (NASDAQ:PCBK) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last 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) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. First Community Bancshares is the holding company for First Community Bank. Investors have pushed the stock price up 7.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock.

This is a strong week for Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:BMTC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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 Sponsored ADR (NYSE:BCH) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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.

BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:BOKF) improves from a C to a B rating 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. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 9.8% over the past month. 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WASH stock.

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK) 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.

This week, First Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCBT) 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.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (NYSE:CM) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. 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 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock.

This is a strong week for The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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.

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