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24 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

YDKN, PNFP, TAYC, BLMT, FBIZ, BNCN, WFC, PACW, USB, HBAN, INDB, FFIN, PCBK, FCBC, BMTC, BCH, BOKF, GBCI, WASH, FBNK, SCBT, CM, BNS, MFSF improve in weekly rankings

   

The grades of 24 Commercial Banking stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

This week, Yadkin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:YDKN) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Yadkin Financial operates as a bank holding company for Yadkin Bank that provides consumer and commercial banking services in North Carolina and South Carolina. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Momentum and Earnings Revisions, YDKN also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of YDKN stock.

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (NASDAQ:PNFP) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Pinnacle Financial Partners is a holding company for Pinnacle National Bank. Shares of PNFP have increased 5.1% 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 PNFP stock.

Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:TAYC) improves from a B to an A rating 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.

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

This is a strong week for First Business Financial Services, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBIZ). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. 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.

BNC Bancorp (NASDAQ:BNCN) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week 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 is a strong week for Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE:WFC). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s 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.

This week, PacWest Bancorp’s (NASDAQ:PACW) ratings are up from a C last week 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.

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.

The rating of Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (NASDAQ:HBAN) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock.

Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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) 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.

Pacific Continental Corporation (NASDAQ:PCBK) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. 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’s (NASDAQ:BMTC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last 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.

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

This week, BOK Financial Corporation’s (NASDAQ:BOKF) ratings are up from a C last week 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.

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.’s (NASDAQ:WASH) 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.

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (NASDAQ:FBNK) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. 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.

First Financial Holdings, Inc. (NASDAQ:SCBT) boosts its rating from a B 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.

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce (NYSE:CM) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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 week, The Bank of Nova Scotia (NYSE:BNS) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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.

This is a strong week for MutualFirst Financial, Inc. (NASDAQ:MFSF). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. MutualFirst Financial is the holding company for Mutual Federal Savings Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MFSF 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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