9 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

The grades of 9 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance stocks are better this week, according to the Portfolio Grader database. Every one of these stocks has an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”) rating.

Home Bancorp, Inc.’s (HBCP) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. Home Bancorp, Inc. is a federally chartered mutual savings bank. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and earnings growth. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HBCP 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.

The rating of HomeStreet, Inc. (HMST) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. HomeStreet, Inc. provides financial services to consumer and business customers. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, earnings growth, earnings revisions, earnings surprise, and earnings momentum. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of HMST stock.

Essent Group Ltd. (ESNT) gets a higher grade this week, advancing from a C last week to a B. The company also gets A’s in sales growth and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of ESNT stock.

Provident Financial Services, Inc. (PFS) improves from a C to a B rating this week. Provident Financial Services, Inc. provides banking services to individuals, families, and businesses in New Jersey. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of PFS stock.

This week, OceanFirst Financial Corp. (OCFC) pushes up from a C to a B rating. 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 and earnings revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of OCFC stock.

This is a strong week for Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. (CFFN). The company’s rating climbs to A from the previous week’s B. Capitol Federal Financial, Inc. provides retail banking services. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of CFFN stock.

United Financial Bancorp Inc (UBNK) earns a B this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of C. United Financial Bancorp Inc operates as a bank holding company.which offers checking and saving accounts, personal and business loans, and retirement planning services. The company also gets A’s in earnings revisions and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of UBNK stock.

Bank Mutual Corporation (BKMU) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. Bank Mutual Corporation offers a full range of financial services to customers who are mainly located in the state of Wisconsin. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BKMU 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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