5 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

by Portfolio Grader | February 26, 2014 7:30 am

5 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

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

This week, ACNB Corporation (ACNB[2]) is making solid headway. The company’s rating improves to an A (“strong buy”) from last week’s B (“buy”) rating. ACNB provides banking and financial services to individuals and businesses. Shares of the stock have been trading at an exceptionally rapid pace, up 1869.6% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACNB stock[3].

Central Pacific Financial’s (CPF[4]) grade is moving up to a B (“buy”) this week from last week’s C (“hold”). Central Pacific Financial provides commercial banking services to businesses, professionals, and individuals in Hawaii. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPF stock[5].

Farmers National Banc (FMNB[6]) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Farmers National Banc is the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMNB stock[7].

First Busey Corporation (BUSE[8]) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. First Busey provides retail and commercial banking products and services to individual, corporate, institutional, and governmental customers in the United States. At $5.89, the stock is above the 50-day moving average of $5.69. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BUSE stock[9].

This week, Norwood Financial (NWFL[10]) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Norwood Financial offers a wide variety of personal, business credit services, and trust and investment products to consumer, commercial, and nonprofit organizations and municipalities. Shares of the stock have been changing hands at an unusually rapid pace, up 1954.9% from the week prior. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWFL stock[11].

Louis Navellier’s proprietary Portfolio Grader[12] 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[13].

Endnotes:
  1. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  2. ACNB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACNB
  3. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ACNB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=ACNB
  4. CPF: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPF
  5. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CPF stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=CPF
  6. FMNB: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMNB
  7. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMNB stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=FMNB
  8. BUSE: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BUSE
  9. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BUSE stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=BUSE
  10. NWFL: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWFL
  11. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NWFL stock: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/stock-report.html?t=NWFL
  12. Portfolio Grader: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/
  13. here: http://navelliergrowth.investorplace.com/portfolio-grader/

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