6 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 6 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance stocks are on the rise this week on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, Fox Chase Bancorp, Inc.’s (FXCB) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. Fox Chase Bancorp, Inc. operates as a holding company which attracts deposits from the general public and originates a variety of loans and also invests in securities. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FXCB stock.

This week, Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. (PROV) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Provident Financial Holdings, Inc. provides community banking and mortgage banking services to consumers and small to mid-sized businesses in the Inland Empire region of Southern California. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PROV stock.

PennyMac Financial Services, Inc. Class A (PFSI) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, return on equity, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PFSI stock.

This is a strong week for SI Financial Group, Inc. (SIFI). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. SI Financial Group, Inc. provides consumers and businesses with a variety of financial services. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIFI stock.

Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. (HCBK) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. Hudson City Bancorp, Inc. is a bank holding company. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HCBK stock.

United Community Financial Corp. (UCFC) improves from a C to a B rating this week. United Community Financial Corp. attracts deposits from the general public, originates a variety of loans, and provides investment advisory services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UCFC 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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