23 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 4, 2013 1:30 pm

23 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 23 commercial banking stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader[1] database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

This week, Yadkin Financial Corporation (YDKN[2]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. 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[3].

This week, Chemung Financial Corporation (CHMG[4]) is showing significant improvement as the company’s rating hops from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”). Chemung Financial operates as the holding company for Chemung Canal Trust and CFS Group, which provides various banking, financing, fiduciary, and other financial services primarily in New York. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHMG stock[5].

This week, Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc.’s (PNFP[6]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Pinnacle Financial Partners is a holding company for Pinnacle National Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock[7].

Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (TAYC[8]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Taylor Capital Group is a bank holding company for Cole Taylor Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock[9].

BSB Bancorp, Inc. (BLMT[10]) 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[11].

The rating of BNC Bancorp (BNCN[12]) 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[13].

Wells Fargo & Company (WFC[14]) improves from a C to a B rating 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[15].

PacWest Bancorp (PACW[16]) boosts its rating from a C 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[17].

U.S. Bancorp (USB[18]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock[19].

This is a strong week for Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN[20]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock[21].

Independent Bank Corp.’s (INDB[22]) 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[23].

This week, First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN[24]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. First Financial Bankshares is a multi-bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock[25].

Pacific Continental Corporation (PCBK[26]) 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[27].

First Community Bancshares, Inc. (FCBC[28]) 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[29].

This week, Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation (BMTC[30]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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[31].

This is a strong week for Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR (BCH[32]). 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. At present, the stock has a dividend yield of 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock[33].

BOK Financial Corporation (BOKF[34]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of 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[35].

Glacier Bancorp, Inc. (GBCI[36]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. 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[37].

The rating of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (WASH[38]) moves up this week, rising from a C 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[39].

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK[40]) 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[41].

This week, First Financial Holdings, Inc.’s (SCBT[42]) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. 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[43].

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (CM[44]) 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 stock has a dividend yield of 3.6%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CM stock[45].

The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS[46]) 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’s dividend yield is 2.4%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[47].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[48] 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[49].

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

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