10 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of ten 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.

Home BancShares (NASDAQ:HOMB) is making headway this week, with the company’s rating improving to an A (“strong buy”) from a B (“buy”) last week. Home BancShares is a bank holding company whose subsidiaries provide a range of commercial and retail banking services to businesses, real estate developers and investors, individuals and municipalities. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategory of Margin Growth, HOMB also gets an A. The stock price has risen 10.5% over the past month, better than the 1.6% increase the Nasdaq has seen over the same period of time. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HOMB stock.

Bank of Hawaii (NYSE:BOH) is making progress this week as its rating of C (“hold”) from last week increases to a B (“buy”) rating this week. Bank of Hawaii provides financial services and products to customers in Hawaii and the Pacific Islands. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BOH stock.

FirstMerit‘s (NASDAQ:FMER) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. FirstMerit operates primarily as a multi-bank holding company. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMER stock.

This week, Pacific Continental Corp.‘s (NASDAQ:PCBK) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. 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.

Western Alliance Bancorp. (NYSE:WAL) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to an A. Western Alliance provides a range of banking and related services to businesses, professional firms, real estate developers and investors, local nonprofit organizations, high net worth individuals, and consumers. Investors have pushed the stock price up 11.5% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WAL stock.

The rating of Washington Trust Bancorp (NASDAQ:WASH) 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 6.9% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WASH stock.

Bridge Bancorp (NASDAQ:BDGE) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Bridge Bancorp engages in the full-service commercial and consumer banking business. Investors have pushed the stock price up 8.8% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BDGE stock.

Farmers National Banc (NASDAQ:FMNB) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to an A this week. Farmers National Banc is the holding company for The Farmers National Bank of Canfield. Wall Street has pushed the stock higher by 4.3% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FMNB stock.

This week, First Interstate Bancsystem (NASDAQ:FIBK) pushes up from a C to a B rating. First Interstate BancSystem is the holding company of First Interstate Bank. Investors seem to agree with the upgraded status of the stock, and have pushed the stock up 8.2% over the past month. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FIBK stock.

MidSouth Bancorp (AMEX:MSL) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. MidSouth Bancorp provides commercial and retail community banking services to professional, commercial, and industrial customers in parts of Louisiana and Texas. MSL shares increased 19.8% from a month ago. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MSL 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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