22 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | November 13, 2013 11:15 am

This week, 22 Commercial Banking stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

HomeTrust Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:HTBI[2]) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Growth, Earnings Revisions, Earnings Surprise, and Margin Growth, HTBI also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HTBI stock[3].

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

Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYC[6]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A 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[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].

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN[10]) 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[11].

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC[12]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. 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[13].

PacWest Bancorp (NASDAQ:PACW[14]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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[15].

U.S. Bancorp (NYSE:USB[16]) 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[17].

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN[18]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock[19].

Independent Bank Corp.’s (NASDAQ:INDB[20]) 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[21].

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FFIN[22]) 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[23].

Pacific Continental Corporation (NASDAQ:PCBK[24]) improves from a B to an A rating 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[25].

First Community Bancshares, Inc. (NASDAQ:FCBC[26]) 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCBC stock[27].

The rating of Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:BMTC[28]) moves up this week, rising 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[29].

Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR (NYSE:BCH[30]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. 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[31].

This week, BOK Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:BOKF[32]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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].

This is a strong week for Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:GBCI[34]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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[35].

This week, Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc.’s (NASDAQ:WASH[36]) ratings are up 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[37].

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK[38]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock[39].

First Financial Holdings, Inc. (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. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SCBT stock[41].

The rating of Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM[42]) moves up this week, rising from a C 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 price has risen 6.2% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock[43].

The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS[44]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Bank of Nova Scotia offers various personal, commercial, corporate, and investment banking services in Canada and internationally. The stock’s dividend yield is 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[45].

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Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. HTBI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HTBI
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HTBI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HTBI
  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. 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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