15 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 15 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”).

Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Class C (AGM) is seeing ratings go up from a B last week to a A this week. Federal Agricultural Mortgage Corporation Class C is a federally chartered instrumentality, which establishes a secondary market for agricultural real estate. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings growth, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of AGM stock.

The rating of First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF) moves up this week, rising from a C to a B. 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 free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FDEF stock.

WSFS Financial Corporation (WSFS) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. WSFS Financial Corporation provides various financial services primarily in the mid-Atlantic region of the United States. The company also gets A’s in sales growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WSFS 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. The company also gets A’s in earnings growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBCP stock.

FS Bancorp, Inc. (FSBW) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. The company also gets A’s in free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of FSBW stock.

This week, Territorial Bancorp Inc.’s (TBNK) ratings are up from a C last week to a B. Territorial Bancorp Inc. provides various financial services to individuals, families, and businesses in Hawaii. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of TBNK stock.

OceanFirst Financial Corp. (OCFC) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. OceanFirst Financial Corp. is a federally-chartered stock savings bank that provides primarily single family residential mortgage loans and invests in mortgage-backed and other securities. The company also gets A’s in sales growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCFC stock.

This week, Northfield Bancorp, Inc. (NFBK) pushes up from a C to a B rating. Northfield Bancorp, Inc. provides banking services primarily to individuals and corporate customers in Richmond and Kings Counties in New York, and Union and Middlesex Counties in New Jersey. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and earnings growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NFBK stock.

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

Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc.’s (NSM) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a B from last week’s C. Nationstar Mortgage Holdings Inc. operates as a residential mortgage loan servicer in the United States. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NSM stock.

Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a B last week to a A. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. provides retail banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CFFN stock.

This is a strong week for ESSA Bancorp, Inc. (ESSA). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. ESSA Bancorp, Inc. provides to individuals, families, and businesses in Pennsylvania a range of financial services, including savings accounts, checking accounts, money market accounts and other qualified plan accounts. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESSA stock.

BankFinancial Corporation (BFIN) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. BankFinancial Corporation provides a range of personal and business banking. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BFIN stock.

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

NMI Holdings, Inc. Class A (NMIH) improves from a C to a B rating this week. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of NMIH stock.

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