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Best Bank Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top bank stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best bank stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the banks - regional industry.

Industry: Banks - Regional
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
NECB
NORTHEAST COMMUNITY BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$206.11M$12.620.00%$19.48M14.02x3.77
BCBP
BCB BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$295.48M$17.40-1.08%$57.31M7.77x10.31
PFHD
PROFESSIONAL HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$375.18M$27.24-0.73%$25.06M18.28x10.39
CATY
CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.07B$41.17-0.46%$416.35M10.04x7.73
CIB
BANCOLOMBIA SA
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$6.31B$26.26-2.09%$1.79B5.73x7.94
PEBO
PEOPLES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$843.83M$29.82-0.10%$111.20M11.34x8.25
SIVB
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$21.07B$356.57-2.07%$2.46B13.60x12.45
WBS
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$8.42B$47.88-0.89%$641.63M15.50x7.45
INDB
INDEPENDENT BANK CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.61B$78.610.13%$241.84M22.40x5.96
SHBI
SHORE BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$349.16M$17.59-0.96%$32.68M15.43x8.76
CALB
CALIFORNIA BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$171.92M$20.661.27%$20.70M11.94x10.88
SI
SILVERGATE CAPITAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$2.34B$73.76-6.53%$139.55M21.20x10.17
STBA
S&T BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.20B$30.570.26%$144.89M11.12x6.73
OCFC
OCEANFIRST FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.16B$19.610.41%$145.89M11.74x7.18
MCBS
METROCITY BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$509.21M$20.01-2.10%$96.64M7.33x8.81
HTBK
HERITAGE COMMERCE CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$747.44M$12.322.92%$81.50M13.54x7.82
WSFS
WSFS FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.05B$48.00-0.76%$289.65M14.41x7.88
ONB
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$5.17B$17.64-0.40%$309.60M17.29x8.01
EFSC
ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.71B$46.030.02%$213.51M11.01x8.04
SBCF
SEACOAST BANKING CORP OF FLORIDA
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.94B$31.51-1.35%$148.14M16.58x7.13
FCNCA
FIRST CITIZENS BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$13.50B$843.46-1.12%$1.21B15.11x9.12
MSBI
MIDLAND STATES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$529.62M$24.00-2.24%$125.07M6.37x10.69
HOMB
HOME BANCSHARES INC
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$4.91B$23.93-0.13%$321.75M17.22x5.93
MCB
METROPOLITAN BANK HOLDING CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$707.39M$64.71-2.32%$116.90M8.71x10.96
HDB
HDFC BANK LTD
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$109.67B$59.39-0.85%$6.70B22.65x7.43
FUNC
FIRST UNITED CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$115.02M$17.280.41%$34.31M4.97x12.19
LBAI
LAKELAND BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.07B$16.46-1.85%$130.03M10.62x8.52
LSBK
LAKE SHORE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$77.00M$13.490.00%$8.44M12.61x7.62
PKBK
PARKE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$251.64M$21.120.91%$56.23M6.07x6.99
EBC
EASTERN BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.67B$20.58-0.19%$242.48M19.79x7.22
CCNE
CNB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$407.68M$24.18-1.47%$80.12M7.31x11.51
ISTR
INVESTAR HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$198.47M$19.81-1.64%$25.29M12.23x10.81
RBB
RBB BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$394.86M$20.76-2.67%$99.63M6.57x7.56
NWFL
NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$217.78M$26.67-1.62%$35.98M7.89x10.89
BFIN
BANKFINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$124.43M$9.46-0.21%$12.06M16.03x9.67
EBMT
EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$149.48M$18.60-0.59%$21.90M11.77x10.67
FMAO
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$356.04M$27.25-0.62%$40.13M11.45x8.52
FNWD
FINWARD BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$146.13M$34.000.00%$20.08M9.60x14.38
SMBK
SMARTFINANCIAL INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$422.29M$24.99-1.38%$52.80M11.90x10.39
MVBF
MVB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$334.34M$27.34-1.30%$39.47M11.84x10.83
BWFG
BANKWELL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$230.81M$29.73-0.60%$47.73M6.62x9.80
PBHC
PATHFINDER BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$125.56M$20.931.11%$18.73M9.39x11.65
UBFO
UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$115.88M$6.80-0.44%$16.85M10.00x11.18
DCOM
DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.20B$31.200.03%$216.06M8.97x9.83
SMMF
SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$348.80M$27.30-1.69%$65.99M7.36x10.27
FRME
FIRST MERCHANTS CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.43B$40.78-0.20%$226.22M11.92x7.99
BFST
BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$500.81M$22.18-1.11%$60.22M10.41x11.42
TCBK
TRICO BANCSHARES
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.58B$47.360.74%$166.17M13.61x8.71
BANF
BANCFIRST CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.99B$91.19-0.19%$213.81M18.96x9.57
GABC
GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.09B$36.97-0.19%$96.78M13.95x10.27
FNLC
FIRST BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$310.40M$28.13-1.75%$48.44M8.04x10.55
PLBC
PLUMAS BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$163.65M$28.00-1.41%$33.27M6.95x12.95
ESQ
ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$302.49M$37.43-0.37%$27.64M13.51x8.00
MTB
M&T BANK CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$32.33B$184.11-0.91%$2.29B17.08x6.91
FFNW
FIRST FINANCIAL NORTHWEST INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$137.32M$15.110.73%$17.07M11.53x8.27
OPHC
OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$24.77M$4.110.00%$5.14M2.45x8.72
TBBK
BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.32B$23.35-0.93%$154.73M11.62x9.84
UCBI
UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.75B$35.370.31%$322.76M14.68x8.13
STEL
STELLAR BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$683.40M$27.87-2.11%$51.53M18.83x7.21
MPB
MID PENN BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$476.66M$30.02-0.27%$48.75M13.65x7.69
FGBI
FIRST GUARANTY BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$238.45M$22.250.00%$44.26M8.17x12.06
BHB
BAR HARBOR BANKSHARES
NYSEMKT
Banks - Regional
$409.35M$27.22-1.02%$56.16M10.04x8.44
CCB
COASTAL FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$515.70M$39.82-0.97%$40.13M16.39x12.64
CCBG
CAPITAL CITY BANK GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$552.02M$32.550.53%$50.81M16.36x10.69
HBAN
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$19.61B$13.60-0.87%$2.50B11.93x8.96
SFNC
SIMMONS FIRST NATIONAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.93B$22.86-1.17%$320.28M11.72x7.35
ESSA
ESSA BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$195.23M$18.80-2.44%$24.72M10.16x7.66
FMNB
FARMERS NATIONAL BANC CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$432.26M$12.69-2.31%$67.81M7.64x11.80
HNVR
HANOVER BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$139.45M$19.12-2.00%$34.04M4.29x8.62
VABK
VIRGINIA NATIONAL BANKSHARES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$170.23M$31.96-0.06%$28.02M8.71x12.00
CBAN
COLONY BANKCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$239.20M$13.55-1.38%$33.52M10.84x10.63
SYBT
STOCK YARDS BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.05B$69.98-0.26%$122.34M23.10x9.15
HOPE
HOPE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.59B$13.32-2.06%$322.69M7.32x8.04
PCB
PCB BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$279.88M$18.71-0.27%$59.43M6.78x6.01
FUSB
FIRST US BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$46.77M$8.010.50%$8.85M9.42x10.57
CHCO
CITY HOLDING CO
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.33B$89.550.26%$119.29M15.10x9.55
CFBK
CF BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$140.71M$21.470.00%$21.23M7.75x11.21
CMA
COMERICA INC
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$9.69B$74.06-2.18%$1.29B10.66x12.50
CFB
CROSSFIRST BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$654.36M$13.27-2.14%$98.79M9.15x8.39
BSVN
BANK7 CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$208.11M$22.871.37%$34.73M8.26x10.31
HWC
HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$4.14B$48.35-0.49%$678.61M8.32x9.34
SMBC
SOUTHERN MISSOURI BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$479.73M$51.98-0.88%$65.83M9.96x9.02
TCBX
THIRD COAST BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$233.85M$17.32-1.03%$20.99M36.85x10.12
IROQ
IF BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$64.18M$19.700.82%$8.50M10.48x10.97
OSBC
OLD SECOND BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$604.73M$13.570.74%$38.37M27.14x12.38
RNST
RENASANT CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.86B$33.21-0.45%$240.52M12.39x6.85
TRST
TRUSTCO BANK CORP N Y
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$618.95M$32.36-0.49%$100.68M9.14x9.47
UNTY
UNITY BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$270.60M$25.75-1.27%$52.76M7.11x8.59
UMPQ
UMPQUA HOLDINGS CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.86B$17.77-0.67%$518.13M10.58x10.97
HWBK
HAWTHORN BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$156.90M$23.18-0.30%$30.74M6.95x13.43
NKSH
NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$201.55M$33.70-0.85%$26.62M9.55x11.70
RBKB
RHINEBECK BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$111.77M$9.901.38%$14.36M10.99x10.41
AUB
ATLANTIC UNION BANKSHARES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.39B$32.03-0.71%$289.46M11.16x7.22
MOFG
MIDWESTONE FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$436.28M$27.93-1.65%$80.40M7.67x12.18
PCSB
PCSB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$282.01M$18.39-0.49%$21.80M17.51x6.18
BOTJ
BANK OF THE JAMES FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$56.14M$11.93-2.21%$12.13M6.94x17.00
RVSB
RIVERVIEW BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$147.07M$6.41-0.62%$30.40M6.89x9.99
CFFI
C & F FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$191.83M$54.500.09%$38.25M7.43x10.93
ZION
ZIONS BANCORPORATION NATIONAL ASSOCIATION
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$7.89B$52.41-2.07%$1.14B9.76x14.59
PNFP
PINNACLE FINANCIAL PARTNERS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$6.53B$85.41-1.59%$730.05M12.18x6.55

Bank Stocks FAQ

What are the best bank stocks to buy right now in Oct 2022?

According to Zen Score, the 3 best bank stocks to buy right now are:

1. Northeast Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:NECB)


Northeast Community Bancorp (NASDAQ:NECB) is the top bank stock with a Zen Score of 63, which is 24 points higher than the bank industry average of 39. It passed 24 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Northeast Community Bancorp has seen its stock return 16.85% over the past year, overperforming other bank stocks by 26 percentage points.

Northeast Community Bancorp has an average 1 year price target of $13.50, an upside of 6.97% from Northeast Community Bancorp's current stock price of $12.62.

Northeast Community Bancorp stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering Northeast Community Bancorp, 100% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 0% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

2. Bcb Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP)


Bcb Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) is the second best bank stock with a Zen Score of 62, which is 23 points higher than the bank industry average of 39. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Bcb Bancorp has seen its stock return 16.08% over the past year, overperforming other bank stocks by 25 percentage points.

Bcb Bancorp has an average 1 year price target of $20.25, an upside of 16.38% from Bcb Bancorp's current stock price of $17.40.

Bcb Bancorp stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Bcb Bancorp, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 100% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Professional Holding (NASDAQ:PFHD)


Professional Holding (NASDAQ:PFHD) is the third best bank stock with a Zen Score of 57, which is 18 points higher than the bank industry average of 39. It passed 19 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Professional Holding has seen its stock return 41.43% over the past year, overperforming other bank stocks by 50 percentage points.

Professional Holding has an average 1 year price target of $30.50, an upside of 11.97% from Professional Holding's current stock price of $27.24.

Professional Holding stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 4 analysts covering Professional Holding, 0% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 100% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the bank stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 309 bank stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 bank stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Intercorp Financial Services (NYSE:IFS)


Intercorp Financial Services (NYSE:IFS) has an annual dividend yield of 11.44%, which is 8 percentage points higher than the bank industry average of 3.13%.

Intercorp Financial Services's dividend payout ratio of 73.2% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Bancolombia Sa (NYSE:CIB)


Bancolombia Sa (NYSE:CIB) has an annual dividend yield of 9.36%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the bank industry average of 3.13%. Bancolombia Sa's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% five times in the last 10 years. Bancolombia Sa's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Bancolombia Sa's dividend payout ratio of 22.6% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN)


Capitol Federal Financial (NASDAQ:CFFN) has an annual dividend yield of 9.02%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the bank industry average of 3.13%. Capitol Federal Financial's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% eighteen times in the last 10 years. Capitol Federal Financial's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Capitol Federal Financial's dividend payout ratio of 122.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are bank stocks down?

Bank stocks were down -0.73% in the last day, and up 2.86% over the last week. Silvergate Capital was the among the top losers in the banks - regional industry, dropping -6.53% yesterday.

Silvergate Capital shares are trading lower after Wells Fargo downgraded the stock from Overweight to Underweight and lowered its price target from $115 to $70.

What are the most undervalued bank stocks?

Based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score, the 3 most undervalued bank stocks right now are:

1. Finward Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNWD)


Finward Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNWD) is the most undervalued bank stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Finward Bancorp has a valuation score of 100, which is 36 points higher than the bank industry average of 64. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Finward Bancorp's stock has dropped -19.05% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the bank industry by -10 percentage points.

2. Mainstreet Bancshares (NASDAQ:MNSB)


Mainstreet Bancshares (NASDAQ:MNSB) is the second most undervalued bank stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Mainstreet Bancshares has a valuation score of 100, which is 36 points higher than the bank industry average of 64. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Mainstreet Bancshares's stock has dropped -4.91% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the bank industry by 4 percentage points.

3. Rhinebeck Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBKB)


Rhinebeck Bancorp (NASDAQ:RBKB) is the third most undervalued bank stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Rhinebeck Bancorp has a valuation score of 100, which is 36 points higher than the bank industry average of 64. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Rhinebeck Bancorp's stock has dropped -8.55% in the past year. It has performed in line with other stocks in the bank industry.

Are bank stocks a good buy now?

33.57% of bank stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect bank stocks to rise by 21.79% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the banks - regional industry?

The average P/E ratio of the banks - regional industry is 19.36x.
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