8 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

8 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance 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”).

First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to a A. First Defiance Financial Corp. provides financial services to communities based in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDEF stock.

Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP) improves from a B to a A rating this week. Home Bancorp, Inc. is a federally chartered mutual savings bank. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBCP stock.

The rating of Clifton Bancorp, Inc. (CSBK) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. Clifton Bancorp, Inc. provides traditional financial services to consumers and businesses. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CSBK stock.

This week, Pathfinder Bancorp Inc (PBHC) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Pathfinder Bancorp Inc provides various banking and financial services primarily in Oswego and Onondaga counties, New York. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PBHC stock.

This is a strong week for MSB Financial Corp (MSBF). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. MSB Financial Corp offers a wide range of business and personal banking products and services as well as online banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of MSBF stock.

Security National Financial Corporation Class A’s (SNFCA) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Security National Financial Corporation Class A operates in three main business segments: life insurance; cemetery and mortuary and mortgage loans. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, operating margin growth, earnings growth, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SNFCA stock.

Severn Bancorp, Inc. (SVBI) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Severn Bancorp, Inc. primarily attracts deposits from the general public and invests those funds in mortgage loans. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SVBI stock.

This week, America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s (ATAX) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. America First Multifamily Investors, L.P. engages in acquiring, holding, selling, and dealing with a portfolio of federally tax-exempt mortgage revenue bonds, which have been issued to provide construction and/or permanent financing of multifamily residential apartments. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and earnings growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATAX stock.

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