24 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | December 11, 2013 12:30 pm

24 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 24 commercial banking stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Customers Bancorp, Inc.’s (CUBI[2]) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Cash Flow and Margin Growth, CUBI also gets A’s. Customers Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for the Customers Bank that provides various banking and financial products and services to small businesses, not-for-profits, and consumers. The stock price has risen 8.3% 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 CUBI stock[3].

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (PNFP[4]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing 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[5].

This week, Taylor Capital Group, Inc. (TAYC[6]) is showing good progress as the company’s rating jumps from a B (“buy”) last week to an A (“strong buy”). Taylor Capital Group is a bank holding company for Cole Taylor Bank. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock and have pushed the stock up 7.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TAYC stock[7].

BSB Bancorp, Inc. (BLMT[8]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week 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].

This week, BNC Bancorp’s (BNCN[10]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. BNC Bancorp offers products and services to individuals and small- to medium-sized local businesses. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 13.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNCN stock[11].

The rating of Wells Fargo & Company (WFC[12]) moves up this week, rising from a C 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[13].

PacWest Bancorp (PACW[14]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. PacWest Bancorp is the holding company for Pacific Western Bank. Investors have pushed the stock price up 7.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PACW stock[15].

U.S. Bancorp (USB[16]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. U.S. Bancorp provides banking and financial services. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 5.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of USB stock[17].

This is a strong week for Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN[18]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Huntington Bancshares is a multi-state bank holding company. Investors have pushed the stock price up 5.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBAN stock[19].

Independent Bank Corp. (INDB[20]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises 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[21].

First Financial Bankshares, Inc. (FFIN[22]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. First Financial Bankshares is a multi-bank holding company. Wall Street seems to agree with the upgrade and has propelled the stock up 6.1% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFIN stock[23].

This week, Pacific Continental Corporation (PCBK[24]) pushes up from a B to an A rating. Pacific Continental Bank is a bank holding company that provides commercial banking, financing, and mortgage lending in parts of Washington state and Oregon. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 13.6% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PCBK stock[25].

First Community Bancshares, Inc. (FCBC[26]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week 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].

Bryn Mawr Bank Corporation’s (BMTC[28]) 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[29].

Banco de Chile Sponsored ADR (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 stock’s dividend yield is 3.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BCH stock[31].

BOK Financial Corporation (BOKF[32]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C 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[33].

This week, Glacier Bancorp, Inc.’s (GBCI[34]) ratings are up from a C last week 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[35].

The rating of Washington Trust Bancorp, Inc. (WASH[36]) 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. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock and have pushed the stock up 6.7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WASH stock[37].

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK[38]) improves from a C to a B rating 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. Investors have pushed the stock price up 7% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNK stock[39].

First Financial Holdings, Inc. (SCBT[40]) 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[41].

Canadian Imperial Bank of Commerce’s (CM[42]) 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[43].

This week, The Bank of Nova Scotia (BNS[44]) 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 has a dividend yield of 2.3%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNS stock[45].

Old Line Bancshares, Inc. (OLBK[46]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Old Line Bancshares is a commercial bank operating offices in Waldorf and Prince George’s County, Maryland. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OLBK stock[47].

Central Valley Community Bancorp (CVCY[48]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. Central Valley Community Bancorp provides financial services in its primary market area in California. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVCY stock[49].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[50] 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[51].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CUBI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CUBI
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CUBI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CUBI
  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. OLBK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OLBK
  47. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OLBK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OLBK
  48. CVCY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVCY
  49. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVCY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CVCY
  50. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  51. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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