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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
$180.98M$11.050.45%$17.23M12.85x4.04
EBMT
EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$131.95M$19.711.81%$22.97M11.33x9.40
HBAN
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$19.31B$13.42-0.67%$1.95B18.14x8.58
LBAI
LAKELAND BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$972.34M$15.010.60%$126.64M9.15x8.43
CBTX
CBTX INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$676.92M$27.51-0.43%$51.49M18.59x7.24
PEBO
PEOPLES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$782.33M$27.600.91%$91.96M12.21x7.96
SI
SILVERGATE CAPITAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$2.12B$67.14-7.99%$111.10M21.31x9.22
NWFL
NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$203.44M$24.80-7.26%$34.63M7.65x10.12
EFSC
ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.67B$44.750.25%$203.97M10.60x8.30
SIVB
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$25.19B$427.98-4.47%$2.63B14.37x12.77
TCBK
TRICO BANCSHARES
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.49B$44.421.14%$161.80M12.69x8.12
MSBI
MIDLAND STATES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$567.26M$25.720.19%$115.30M6.99x10.38
HTBK
HERITAGE COMMERCE CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$671.48M$11.110.18%$72.37M13.55x8.03
ISTR
INVESTAR HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$208.44M$20.240.21%$20.76M16.33x10.01
OCFC
OCEANFIRST FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.14B$19.220.21%$147.92M11.44x7.01
TBBK
BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.07B$18.94-0.68%$150.84M9.57x9.86
HDB
HDFC BANK LTD
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$99.59B$54.251.14%$6.09B22.71x7.32
SMMF
SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$346.54M$27.140.93%$64.25M7.56x10.03
OPHC
OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$22.87M$3.810.18%$4.29M2.30x6.85
WSFS
WSFS FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.62B$40.51-0.88%$328.27M9.23x7.32
BCBP
BCB BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$320.97M$18.890.11%$54.32M9.00x10.01
WBS
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$8.16B$45.81-2.14%$515.77M14.73x6.97
CBAN
COLONY BANKCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$284.72M$16.190.25%$33.04M10.94x9.74
CATY
CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.92B$38.85-0.18%$402.36M9.99x7.62
PBHC
PATHFINDER BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$118.47M$19.802.96%$18.62M9.04x11.18
INDB
INDEPENDENT BANK CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.76B$80.30-1.23%$207.95M24.11x5.80
BSVN
BANK7 CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$219.19M$24.09-0.82%$33.41M9.02x10.05
BFST
BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$488.30M$21.641.55%$64.77M9.17x10.74
CCNE
CNB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$411.21M$24.39-0.16%$78.36M7.57x11.41
UCBI
UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.21B$30.30-0.88%$316.07M11.74x8.04
PFHD
PROFESSIONAL HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$294.86M$21.45-2.99%$24.88M14.90x11.48
ONB
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$4.54B$15.51-0.26%$239.17M15.21x7.76
FRAF
FRANKLIN FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$129.50M$29.05-1.19%$21.88M7.23x11.89
CNOB
CONNECTONE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.04B$26.34-0.23%$179.69M8.31x6.32
PKBK
PARKE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$287.83M$24.160.29%$56.20M6.94x7.55
MCB
METROPOLITAN BANK HOLDING CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$795.72M$72.79-5.00%$102.82M10.55x10.83
CIB
BANCOLOMBIA SA
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$9.04B$37.600.13%$1.79B8.21x7.94
SHBI
SHORE BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$384.17M$19.36-0.62%$27.31M17.60x8.93
BWFG
BANKWELL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$260.39M$33.55-0.18%$40.44M9.02x10.88
DCOM
DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.16B$29.610.07%$235.86M7.94x9.46
FIBK
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.79B$34.640.41%$187.30M18.04x8.64
PCSB
PCSB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$302.10M$19.708.24%$21.54M18.94x6.18
RBKB
RHINEBECK BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$106.24M$9.41-1.42%$15.08M9.90x9.93
MTB
M&T BANK CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$30.33B$169.060.46%$2.58B12.90x7.38
FMAO
FARMERS & MERCHANTS BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$505.91M$38.720.26%$36.58M17.68x8.38
PFC
PREMIER FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$927.55M$26.100.58%$150.15M8.64x7.05
COFS
CHOICEONE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$165.61M$22.10-1.38%$38.64M7.86x11.44
SMBK
SMARTFINANCIAL INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$420.90M$24.910.93%$50.04M11.98x10.23
IBOC
INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.54B$40.26-0.45%$350.12M9.97x6.51
TCFC
COMMUNITY FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$205.28M$36.30-0.58%$36.89M8.05x11.18
HWBK
HAWTHORN BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$175.07M$26.903.42%$31.41M7.64x11.92
BAP
CREDICORP LTD
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$13.06B$138.33-0.32%$1.56B11.66x8.22
PPBI
PACIFIC PREMIER BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.96B$31.23-1.14%$490.61M8.72x6.77
HBCP
HOME BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$283.38M$33.95-0.18%$54.07M6.90x8.87
FNLC
FIRST BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$320.57M$29.071.64%$46.90M8.55x9.91
BOTJ
BANK OF THE JAMES FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$60.44M$12.75-1.61%$11.79M7.68x15.07
SASR
SANDY SPRING BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.84B$40.710.22%$284.01M9.29x7.71
LARK
LANDMARK BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$126.57M$25.370.48%$22.59M8.02x9.58
CCB
COASTAL FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$482.36M$37.300.08%$36.27M16.73x12.63
UBSI
UNITED BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$4.98B$36.500.36%$438.06M14.04x5.39
COLB
COLUMBIA BANKING SYSTEM INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.24B$28.52-2.36%$296.41M10.19x7.88
ESSA
ESSA BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$167.94M$16.010.31%$23.23M9.15x7.77
FVCB
FVCBANKCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$278.02M$19.90-0.35%$29.95M11.85x9.41
FUNC
FIRST UNITED CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$125.59M$18.92-2.03%$33.05M5.70x11.84
PNFP
PINNACLE FINANCIAL PARTNERS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$5.94B$77.710.04%$709.42M11.36x6.46
FISI
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$415.22M$27.140.15%$103.34M6.09x11.60
EBC
EASTERN BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.42B$18.740.43%$221.15M20.15x6.59
STBA
S&T BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.12B$28.530.39%$144.03M10.41x6.96
FRME
FIRST MERCHANTS CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.37B$39.860.78%$248.84M10.46x7.56
FBMS
FIRST BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$607.84M$29.67-0.97%$94.89M9.66x9.49
MBCN
MIDDLEFIELD BANC CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$144.21M$24.631.13%$24.51M8.18x8.61
MCBS
METROCITY BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$513.89M$20.180.95%$94.02M7.59x9.12
PLBC
PLUMAS BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$172.43M$29.51-4.81%$31.77M7.53x12.18
GCBC
GREENE COUNTY BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$437.93M$51.44-1.46%$34.56M15.22x15.07
WSBC
WESBANCO INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.97B$32.750.28%$277.90M10.36x5.72
MPB
MID PENN BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$423.94M$26.561.30%$45.19M11.25x8.45
BMRC
BANK OF MARIN BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$520.55M$32.542.01%$50.16M13.97x9.30
AMAL
AMALGAMATED FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$615.85M$19.960.66%$78.36M11.34x13.53
NIC
NICOLET BANKSHARES INC
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$1.06B$78.941.19%$106.73M14.02x7.75
UBCP
UNITED BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$91.47M$15.92-1.75%$11.84M9.99x10.48
IBTX
INDEPENDENT BANK GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.93B$69.39-2.34%$282.04M13.80x6.12
AUB
ATLANTIC UNION BANKSHARES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.57B$34.26-0.38%$319.67M10.95x6.92
RVSB
RIVERVIEW BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$147.03M$6.63-0.75%$30.80M6.98x9.32
CFFI
C & F FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$178.71M$50.540.32%$40.18M6.63x10.47
EMCF
EMCLAIRE FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$94.57M$34.582.20%$14.26M9.22x11.20
FGBI
FIRST GUARANTY BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$301.25M$28.110.54%$41.92M10.79x12.12
KRNY
KEARNY FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$851.39M$12.090.17%$108.99M11.97x6.74
CFG
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$19.18B$38.71-0.87%$3.16B8.17x7.70
BRBS
BLUE RIDGE BANKSHARES INC
NYSEMKT
Banks - Regional
$267.63M$14.26-0.14%$89.88M4.04x8.78
UBFO
UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$129.63M$7.612.35%$15.85M11.89x10.89
FMNB
FARMERS NATIONAL BANC CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$510.46M$15.011.69%$67.20M8.63x9.68
USB
US BANCORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$75.83B$51.040.57%$9.72B10.98x10.45
SSB
SOUTHSTATE CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$5.75B$76.24-0.01%$607.54M12.52x7.93
BWB
BRIDGEWATER BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$443.41M$15.850.96%$66.19M9.84x8.51
AMNB
AMERICAN NATIONAL BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$372.56M$34.80-0.57%$56.04M9.13x8.99
EBTC
ENTERPRISE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$384.42M$31.76-0.63%$63.08M9.07x13.34
BANF
BANCFIRST CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.78B$85.042.22%$220.91M17.28x9.81
GABC
GERMAN AMERICAN BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.08B$36.750.46%$97.41M13.41x9.32
ESQ
ESQUIRE FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$293.25M$36.310.03%$25.16M14.30x7.67
FMBH
FIRST MID BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$758.45M$37.091.26%$98.82M10.63x8.95

Bank Stocks FAQ

What are the best bank stocks to buy right now in May 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 23 points higher than the bank industry average of 40. It passed 23 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. NORTHEAST COMMUNITY BANCORP has seen its stock lose -33.43% over the past year, underperforming other bank stocks by -25 percentage points.

NORTHEAST COMMUNITY BANCORP has an average 1 year price target of $13.00, an upside of 17.65% from NORTHEAST COMMUNITY BANCORP's current stock price of $11.05.

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. EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA (NASDAQ:EBMT)


EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA (NASDAQ:EBMT) is the second best bank stock with a Zen Score of 62, which is 22 points higher than the bank industry average of 40. It passed 22 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA has seen its stock lose -21.66% over the past year, underperforming other bank stocks by -13 percentage points.

EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA has an average 1 year price target of $25.00, an upside of 26.84% from EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA's current stock price of $19.71.

EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA, 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.

3. HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES (NASDAQ:HBAN)


HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES (NASDAQ:HBAN) is the third best bank stock with a Zen Score of 61, which is 21 points higher than the bank industry average of 40. It passed 21 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES has seen its stock lose -14.19% over the past year, underperforming other bank stocks by -6 percentage points.

HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES has an average 1 year price target of $18.38, an upside of 36.92% from HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES's current stock price of $13.42.

HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 9 analysts covering HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES, 44.44% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 44.44% have issued a hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 11.11% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the bank stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 314 bank stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 bank stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. WATERSTONE FINANCIAL (NASDAQ:WSBF)


WATERSTONE FINANCIAL (NASDAQ:WSBF) has an annual dividend yield of 10.73%, which is 8 percentage points higher than the bank industry average of 2.91%. WATERSTONE FINANCIAL's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% seven times in the last 10 years. WATERSTONE FINANCIAL's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

WATERSTONE FINANCIAL's dividend payout ratio of 77.9% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. CAPITOL FEDERAL FINANCIAL (NASDAQ:CFFN)


CAPITOL FEDERAL FINANCIAL (NASDAQ:CFFN) has an annual dividend yield of 9.58%, which is 7 percentage points higher than the bank industry average of 2.91%. CAPITOL FEDERAL FINANCIAL's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% seventeen 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 162.7% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. INTERCORP FINANCIAL SERVICES (NYSE:IFS)


INTERCORP FINANCIAL SERVICES (NYSE:IFS) has an annual dividend yield of 9.28%, which is 6 percentage points higher than the bank industry average of 2.91%.

INTERCORP FINANCIAL SERVICES's dividend payout ratio of 63.2% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are bank stocks down?

Bank stocks were down -0.32% in the last day, and down -1.33% over the last week.

We couldn't find a catalyst for why bank stocks are down.

What are the most undervalued bank stocks?

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

1. RHINEBECK BANCORP (NASDAQ:RBKB)


RHINEBECK BANCORP (NASDAQ:RBKB) is the most undervalued bank stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. RHINEBECK BANCORP has a valuation score of 100, which is 37 points higher than the bank industry average of 63. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

RHINEBECK BANCORP's stock has dropped -10.26% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the bank industry by -2 percentage points.

2. FINWARD BANCORP (NASDAQ:FNWD)


FINWARD BANCORP (NASDAQ:FNWD) is the second most undervalued bank stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. FINWARD BANCORP has a valuation score of 100, which is 37 points higher than the bank industry average of 63. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

FINWARD BANCORP's stock has dropped -14.86% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the bank industry by -7 percentage points.

3. INVESTAR HOLDING (NASDAQ:ISTR)


INVESTAR HOLDING (NASDAQ:ISTR) is the third most undervalued bank stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. INVESTAR HOLDING has a valuation score of 100, which is 37 points higher than the bank industry average of 63. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

INVESTAR HOLDING's stock has dropped -10.9% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the bank industry by -3 percentage points.

Are bank stocks a good buy now?

41.05% of bank stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect bank stocks to rise by 30.12% 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 22.19x.
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