33 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | January 29, 2014 11:45 am

33 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 33 commercial banking stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader[1]. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

CU Bancorp (CUNB[2]) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. CU Bancorp provides various banking products and services in Southern California. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Sales Growth, CUNB also gets an A. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CUNB stock[3].

Prosperity Bancshares, Inc.(R) (PB[4]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. Prosperity Bancshares is the holding company for Prosperity Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PB stock[5].

Chemung Financial Corporation (CHMG[6]) is bumping up its rating from a C (“hold”) to a B (“buy”) this week. Chemung Financial 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[7].

Pinnacle Financial Partners, Inc. (PNFP[8]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Pinnacle Financial Partners provides various commercial banking services to individuals, small-to medium-sized businesses, and professional entities primarily in Tennessee. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock[9].

PrivateBancorp, Inc. (PVTB[10]) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. PrivateBancorp is a provider of business and personal financial services to real estate companies as well as business owners, executives and entrepreneurs. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVTB stock[11].

Regions Financial Corporation’s (RF[12]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Regions Financial is a holding company that provides commercial, retail and mortgage banking services to individual and corporate customers. The stock price has risen 5.9% over the past month, better than the 1.7% decrease the S&P 500 has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RF stock[13].

Heritage Oaks Bancorp (HEOP[14]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Heritage Oaks Bancorp provides banking products and services to small and medium sized businesses, and consumers in California. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HEOP stock[15].

Synovus Financial (SNV[16]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Synovus Financial provides its customers with services such as commercial and retail banking, insurance and financial management. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNV stock[17].

The rating of Seacoast Banking Corporation of Florida (SBCF[18]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Seacoast Banking provides community banking services to commercial, small business, and retail customers in Florida. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBCF stock[19].

This week, S&T Bancorp, Inc.’s (STBA[20]) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. S&T Bancorp provides a full range of financial services and retail and commercial banking products. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STBA stock[21].

This is a strong week for First Republic Bank (FRC[22]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. First Republic Bank provides private banking and private wealth management in urban, coastal markets in the U.S. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FRC stock[23].

BancorpSouth, Inc.’s (BXS[24]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. BancorpSouth conducts commercial banking and financial services operations. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BXS stock[25].

The rating of BB&T Corporation (BBT[26]) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. BB&T provides a range of banking services and loans to individuals and businesses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBT stock[27].

Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB[28]) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. Fifth Third Bancorp is a diversified financial services company that operates banking centers in the Midwestern and Southeastern regions of the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FITB stock[29].

Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (OZRK[30]) earns an A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Bank of the Ozarks provides various retail and commercial banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OZRK stock[31].

This week, East West Bancorp, Inc.’s (EWBC[32]) ratings are up from a B last week to an A. East West Bancorp offers a range of banking services to individuals and small to mid-size businesses. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EWBC stock[33].

This week, Signature Bank (SBNY[34]) pushes up from a B to an A rating. Signature Bank offers a variety of business and personal banking products and services, in addition to investment, brokerage, asset management, and insurance products and services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBNY stock[35].

This is a strong week for UMB Financial Corporation (UMBF[36]). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. UMB Financial is a multi-bank holding company that provides banking and other financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UMBF stock[37].

IBERIABANK Corporation (IBKC[38]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. IBERIABANK provides commercial and retail banking products and services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IBKC stock[39].

Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (TCBI[40]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Texas Capital Bancshares is a bank holding company that provides commercial banking services to its customers in Texas. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TCBI stock[41].

Park National Corporation (PRK[42]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Park National provides commercial banking and trust services in Ohio and northern Kentucky. The current dividend yield is 3.8%. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRK stock[43].

Metro Bancorp, Inc. (METR[44]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Metro Bancorp provides retail and commercial banking services for consumers, and small and mid-sized companies in Pennsylvania. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of METR stock[45].

This is a strong week for Park Sterling Corporation (PSTB[46]). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. Park Sterling Bank accepts deposits and offers commercial banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSTB stock[47].

West Bancorporation, Inc. (WTBA[48]) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. West Bancorporation provides commercial banking services, including checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, and time certificates of deposit. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTBA stock[49].

The rating of BOK Financial Corporation (BOKF[50]) moves up this week, rising 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[51].

The Bank of Kentucky Financial Corporation (BKYF[52]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to an A. Bank of Kentucky Financial provides financial services and other financial solutions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKYF stock[53].

Southside Bancshares, Inc. (SBSI[54]) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. Southside Bancshares offers a range of financial services to individuals, businesses, municipal entities and non-profit organizations. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBSI stock[55].

This week, Bridge Capital (BBNK[56]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Bridge Capital Holdings provides commercial and retail banking services to small and medium size commercial businesses, business professionals, and retail customers primarily in California. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBNK stock[57].

Eagle Bancorp, Inc. (EGBN[58]) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. Eagle Bancorp conducts commercial and consumer banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGBN stock[59].

First Bancorp (FBNC[60]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. First Bancorp provides various banking services to individuals and small to medium-sized businesses and offers deposit products, such as checking, savings, and money market accounts, as well as time deposits, including certificates of deposits and individual retirement accounts. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNC stock[61].

Southwest Bancorp, Inc.’s (OKSB[62]) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Southwest Bancorp provides commercial and consumer banking services in Oklahoma, Texas, and Kansas. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OKSB stock[63].

NBT Bancorp (NBTB[64]) improves from a C to a B rating this week. NBT Bancorp is a financial holding company that, through subsidiaries NBT Bank and Pennstar Bank, provides commercial banking and financial services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NBTB stock[65].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[66] 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[67].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. CUNB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CUNB
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CUNB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CUNB
  4. PB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PB
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PB
  6. CHMG: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHMG
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHMG stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CHMG
  8. PNFP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNFP
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PNFP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PNFP
  10. PVTB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PVTB
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PVTB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PVTB
  12. RF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RF
  13. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of RF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=RF
  14. HEOP: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HEOP
  15. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HEOP stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=HEOP
  16. SNV: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SNV
  17. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNV stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SNV
  18. SBCF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBCF
  19. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBCF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBCF
  20. STBA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STBA
  21. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of STBA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=STBA
  22. FRC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRC
  23. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FRC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FRC
  24. BXS: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BXS
  25. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BXS stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BXS
  26. BBT: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBT
  27. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBT stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBT
  28. FITB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FITB
  29. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FITB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FITB
  30. OZRK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OZRK
  31. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OZRK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OZRK
  32. EWBC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EWBC
  33. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EWBC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EWBC
  34. SBNY: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBNY
  35. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBNY stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBNY
  36. UMBF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UMBF
  37. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UMBF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=UMBF
  38. IBKC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IBKC
  39. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of IBKC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=IBKC
  40. TCBI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TCBI
  41. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TCBI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=TCBI
  42. PRK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRK
  43. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PRK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PRK
  44. METR: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=METR
  45. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of METR stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=METR
  46. PSTB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSTB
  47. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PSTB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=PSTB
  48. WTBA: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WTBA
  49. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTBA stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=WTBA
  50. BOKF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BOKF
  51. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BOKF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BOKF
  52. BKYF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKYF
  53. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKYF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BKYF
  54. SBSI: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBSI
  55. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SBSI stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=SBSI
  56. BBNK: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBNK
  57. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BBNK stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BBNK
  58. EGBN: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EGBN
  59. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EGBN stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=EGBN
  60. FBNC: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FBNC
  61. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FBNC stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FBNC
  62. OKSB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OKSB
  63. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OKSB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=OKSB
  64. NBTB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NBTB
  65. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NBTB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NBTB
  66. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  67. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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