6 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 6 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance stocks are improving their overall ratings on Portfolio Grader. Each of these stocks is rated an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This week, First Defiance Financial Corp.’s (FDEF) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. First Defiance Financial Corp. provides financial services to communities based in northwest Ohio, northeast Indiana, and southeastern Michigan. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDEF stock.

This week, Walker & Dunlop, Inc. (WD) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Walker & Dunlop, Inc. is a provider of commercial real estate financial services in the United States, with a primary focus on multifamily lending. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, return on equity, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WD stock.

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

The rating of Beneficial Bancorp Inc (BNCL) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. Beneficial Bancorp Inc provides consumer and commercial banking services to individuals, businesses, and nonprofit organizations in the United States. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNCL stock.

SI Financial Group, Inc. (SIFI) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. SI Financial Group, Inc. provides consumers and businesses with a variety of financial services. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SIFI stock.

America First Multifamily Investors, L.P.’s (ATAX) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s 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, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ATAX stock.

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