12 Commercial Banking Stocks to Buy Now

12 commercial banking stocks are moving up in their overall rating this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these is graded an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

Boston Private Financial Holdings, Inc. (BPFH) is bettering its rating of C (“hold”) from last week to a B (“buy”) this week. Boston Private Financial Holdings provides wealth management services to consumer and corporate clients. In Portfolio Grader’s specific subcategories of Earnings Surprise, Cash Flow and Margin Growth, BPFH also gets A’s. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BPFH stock.

Synovus Financial (SNV) 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.

CVB Financial (CVBF) is progressing from last week’s rating of B (“buy”) as the company improves to an A (“strong buy”) this week. CVB Financial provides various banking and trust services for small and medium-sized businesses, professionals, and individuals. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CVBF stock.

Wintrust Financial Corporation (WTFC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Wintrust Financial provides traditional community banking services, wealth management services, commercial insurance premium financing, short-term accounts receivable financing and certain administrative services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WTFC stock.

The rating of Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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.

This week, Bank of the Ozarks, Inc. (OZRK) pushes up from a B to an A rating. Bank of the Ozarks provides various retail and commercial banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OZRK stock.

Bank of Hawaii Corporation (BOH) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. 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.

This week, Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc.’s (TCBI) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Texas Capital Bancshares is a bank holding company that provides commercial banking services to its customers in Texas. Shares of TCBI have increased 6.4% 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 TCBI stock.

S. Y. Bancorp, Inc. (SYBT) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. S. Y. Bancorp is a holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company, which offers commercial and personal banking, investment management and trust services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SYBT stock.

Heritage Financial Corporation (HFWA) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. Heritage Financial is the holding company for Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HFWA stock.

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. Class A (FCNCA) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. First Citizens BancShares is the holding company for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company and Ironstone Bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FCNCA stock.

TriCo Bancshares’ (TCBK) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to an A from last week’s B. TriCo Bancshares is a bank holding company for Tri Counties Bank, which conducts a commercial banking business that includes accepting demand, savings and time deposits and making commercial, real estate and consumer loans. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TCBK 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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