13 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 13 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, Meta Financial Group, Inc.’s (CASH) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. Meta Financial Group, Inc. is a bank holding company that focuses on regional retail banking and a national payments business. The company also gets A’s in sales growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CASH stock.

Anchor BanCorp Wisconsin Inc (ABCW) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. The company also gets A’s in operating margin growth, earnings growth, earnings surprise, earnings momentum, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ABCW stock.

First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. 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.

This is a strong week for Home Bancorp, Inc. (HBCP). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Home Bancorp, Inc. is a federally chartered mutual savings bank. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBCP stock.

Dime Community Bancshares, Inc.’s (DCOM) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Dime Community Bancshares, Inc. provides financial services and loans for housing in New York. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of DCOM stock.

BofI HOLDING, INC. (BOFI) improves from a C to a B rating this week. BofI HOLDING, INC. provides various consumer and wholesale banking services primarily through the Internet in the United States. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BOFI stock.

Oritani Financial Corp. (ORIT) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to a A. Oritani Financial Corp. attracts deposits, originates various loans, and invests in securities. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ORIT stock.

New York Community Bancorp, Inc. (NYCB) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. New York Community Bancorp, Inc. offers banking products and financial services in New York, New Jersey, Florida, Ohio, and Arizona. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NYCB stock.

The rating of Astoria Financial Corporation (AF) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. Astoria Financial Corporation provides various banking and financial products and services in the United States. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AF stock.

This week, Waterstone Financial, Inc. (WSBF) pushes up from a B to a A rating. Waterstone Financial, Inc. is a bank holding company that offers checking and saving accounts, personal and business loans, and retirement planning services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WSBF stock.

First Financial Northwest, Inc. (FFNW) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. First Financial Northwest, Inc. provides a wide range of banking services, including checking and savings accounts. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FFNW stock.

Charter Financial Corporation (CHFN) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a B to a A. Charter Financial Corporation provides retail and small business customers with a full range of products and services, including a variety of loans and deposit products. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CHFN stock.

This is a strong week for Bank Mutual Corporation (BKMU). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Bank Mutual Corporation offers a full range of financial services to customers who are mainly located in the state of Wisconsin. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKMU stock.

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