9 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

9 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance Stocks to Buy Now

This week, 9 Thrifts & Mortgage Finance stocks are improving their overall rating on Portfolio Grader. Each of these rates an “A” (“strong buy”) or “B” overall (“buy”).

This is a strong week for First Defiance Financial Corp. (FDEF). The company’s rating climbs to B from the previous week’s C. 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.

The rating of Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. (SMBC) moves up this week, rising from a B to a A. Southern Missouri Bancorp, Inc. is a holding company engaged in attracting retail deposits which are used to invest in one- to four-family residential mortgage loans, mortgage loans and consumer loans. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of SMBC stock.

Territorial Bancorp Inc. (TBNK) boosts its rating from a C to a B this week. 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.’s (OCFC) ratings are looking better this week, moving up to a A from last week’s B. 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.

Meridian Bancorp Inc (EBSB) earns a A this week, jumping up from last week’s grade of B. Meridian Bancorp Inc provides financial services to consumers and businesses in Massachusetts and accepts various deposit products, including non-interest-bearing demand deposits comprising checking accounts; interest-bearing demand accounts, such as NOW and money market accounts; savings accounts; and certificates of deposits, as well as commercial checking accounts. The company also gets A’s in sales growth, operating margin growth, earnings growth, and earnings revisions. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of EBSB stock.

This week, Beneficial Bancorp Inc’s (BNCL) ratings are up from a B last week to a A. 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 sales growth, operating margin growth, earnings growth, earnings revisions, and earnings surprise. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BNCL stock.

Clifton Bancorp, Inc. (CSBK) shows solid improvement this week. The company’s rating rises from a C to a B. 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.

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, earnings momentum, and free cash flow. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of BFIN stock.

WCF Bancorp, Inc. (WCFB) is seeing ratings go up from a C last week to a B this week. For more information, get Portfolio Grader’s complete analysis of WCFB stock.

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