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Best Financial Stocks to Buy Now (2022)
Top financial stocks in 2022 ranked by overall Zen Score. See the best financial stocks to buy now, according to analyst forecasts for the financial services sector.

Sector: Financial Services
Ticker
Company
Exchange
Industry
Zen Score
Market Cap
Price
1d %
EBITDA
P/E
D/E
FANH
FANHUA INC
NASDAQ
Insurance Brokers
$322.29M$6.000.17%$72.09M8.34x0.70
OZK
BANK OF THE OZARKS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$4.69B$38.57-1.66%$506.79M14.08x5.66
HYW
HYWIN HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$193.25M$6.712.91%$49.82M5.37x1.12
VRTS
VIRTUS INVESTMENT PARTNERS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$1.31B$175.00-3.34%$419.80M6.54x3.36
QFIN
360 DIGITECH INC
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$2.15B$13.830.36%$1.13B2.35x1.20
LX
LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$426.57M$2.320.87%$465.28M1.17x1.61
NMIH
NMI HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Insurance - Property & Casualty
$1.51B$17.55-5.24%$359.59M6.11x0.58
HIVE
HIVE BLOCKCHAIN TECHNOLOGIES LTD
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$340.63M$0.87-6.44%$190.94M2.13x0.13
AMK
ASSETMARK FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Asset Management
$1.39B$18.89-4.31%$131.28M24.22x0.36
HBAN
HUNTINGTON BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$18.98B$13.19-2.08%$1.95B17.82x8.58
NECB
NORTHEAST COMMUNITY BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$174.92M$10.68-0.37%$17.23M12.42x4.04
LBAI
LAKELAND BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$972.34M$15.01-1.31%$126.64M9.15x8.43
VCTR
VICTORY CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$1.80B$26.29-4.02%$410.52M6.30x1.61
EVR
EVERCORE INC
NYSE
Capital Markets
$4.49B$110.68-3.08%$1.07B5.82x0.96
HNNA
HENNESSY ADVISORS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$79.36M$10.61-1.80%$11.58M10.20x0.66
EBMT
EAGLE BANCORP MONTANA INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$131.08M$19.582.19%$22.97M11.25x9.40
PEBO
PEOPLES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$770.71M$27.19-0.80%$91.96M12.03x7.96
EFSC
ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.62B$43.43-0.98%$203.97M10.29x8.30
SIVB
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$25.38B$431.25-3.74%$2.63B14.48x12.77
EQOS
EQONEX LTD
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$57.10M$1.27-3.05%-$45.95M5.29x1.40
GROW
U S GLOBAL INVESTORS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$72.08M$4.81-0.62%$8.11M7.40x0.09
CBTX
CBTX INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$676.43M$27.49-1.43%$51.49M18.57x7.24
BHF
BRIGHTHOUSE FINANCIAL INC
NASDAQ
Insurance - Life
$3.51B$46.81-4.27%$1.36B3.63x18.12
OCFC
OCEANFIRST FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.15B$19.31-0.77%$147.92M11.49x7.01
VINP
VINCI PARTNERS INVESTMENTS LTD
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$617.71M$11.00-0.18%$55.38M15.43x0.11
NTB
BANK OF NT BUTTERFIELD & SON LTD
NYSE
Banks - Diversified
$1.48B$29.56-3.30%$230.67M8.85x17.14
PRI
PRIMERICA INC
NYSE
Insurance - Life
$4.77B$123.88-1.55%$553.34M13.75x7.27
ISTR
INVESTAR HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$206.56M$20.06-0.45%$20.76M16.18x10.01
MSBI
MIDLAND STATES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$558.22M$25.31-2.01%$115.30M6.88x10.38
NWFL
NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$215.99M$26.33-0.49%$34.63M8.13x10.12
HDB
HDFC BANK LTD
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$97.11B$52.90-2.83%$6.09B22.14x7.32
CADE
CADENCE BANK
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$2.30B$25.46-1.32%$259.57M15.43x7.68
WTW
WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PLC
NASDAQ
Insurance Brokers
$22.62B$202.92-2.07%$5.15B7.17x1.98
PIPR
PIPER SANDLER COMPANIES
NYSE
Capital Markets
$2.13B$119.61-7.51%$409.62M6.43x0.71
JHG
JANUS HENDERSON GROUP PLC
NYSE
Asset Management
$4.58B$27.29-4.28%$783.10M8.53x0.39
LNC
LINCOLN NATIONAL CORP
NYSE
Insurance - Life
$9.24B$53.71-4.09%$1.74B7.75x23.87
SMMF
SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$335.18M$26.25-1.32%$64.25M7.31x10.03
FUTU
FUTU HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$4.77B$31.71-1.15%N/A13.21x3.84
BCBP
BCB BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$319.78M$18.82-2.03%$54.32M8.96x10.01
EWBC
EAST WEST BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Diversified
$9.92B$69.88-5.44%$1.26B10.95x9.91
OPHC
OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$24.01M$4.00-2.56%$4.29M2.41x6.85
CATY
CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.90B$38.65-3.23%$402.36M9.94x7.62
WBS
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$8.25B$46.35-4.06%$515.77M14.90x6.97
UNM
UNUM GROUP
NYSE
Insurance - Life
$7.07B$35.18-3.30%$1.48B7.75x5.26
HTBK
HERITAGE COMMERCE CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$666.04M$11.02-2.30%$72.37M13.44x8.03
TCBK
TRICO BANCSHARES
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.44B$42.71-2.18%$161.80M12.20x8.12
IGIC
INTERNATIONAL GENERAL INSURANCE HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Insurance - Diversified
$373.94M$7.65-2.55%$49.01M8.60x2.61
SAMG
SILVERCREST ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$281.30M$19.45-2.70%$36.84M9.58x0.84
COFS
CHOICEONE FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$153.32M$20.46-5.06%$38.64M7.28x11.44
INDB
INDEPENDENT BANK CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.70B$79.09-0.18%$207.95M23.75x5.80
PBHC
PATHFINDER BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$116.68M$19.50-1.71%$18.62M8.90x11.18
TBBK
BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.06B$18.82-2.74%$150.84M9.51x9.86
XP
XP INC
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$10.76B$19.23-3.85%$870.75M14.37x8.67
LC
LENDINGCLUB CORP
NYSE
Credit Services
$1.35B$13.19-6.32%$119.34M12.33x5.28
BFST
BUSINESS FIRST BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$482.21M$21.37-3.43%$64.77M9.06x10.74
MMC
MARSH & MCLENNAN COMPANIES INC
NYSE
Insurance Brokers
$76.52B$152.45-4.32%$5.77B23.86x2.06
UCBI
UNITED COMMUNITY BANKS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.17B$29.93-1.58%$316.07M11.60x8.04
PKBK
PARKE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$283.66M$23.81-2.86%$56.20M6.84x7.55
CIB
BANCOLOMBIA SA
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$8.78B$36.52-4.15%$1.79B7.97x7.94
CNOB
CONNECTONE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.05B$26.44-2.04%$179.69M8.34x6.32
FRAF
FRANKLIN FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$131.87M$29.58-2.44%$21.88M7.36x11.89
STBA
S&T BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.09B$27.80-0.86%$144.03M10.15x6.96
SI
SILVERGATE CAPITAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$2.32B$73.34-7.64%$111.10M23.28x9.22
NDAQ
NASDAQ INC
NASDAQ
Financial Data & Stock Exchanges
$23.40B$142.09-4.50%$1.92B20.13x2.46
EZPW
EZCORP INC
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$410.96M$7.27-1.09%$141.82M14.25x0.93
WSBC
WESBANCO INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.92B$31.81-1.52%$277.90M10.07x5.72
AMG
AFFILIATED MANAGERS GROUP INC
NYSE
Asset Management
$4.81B$124.44-3.53%$946.60M9.02x1.63
CCNE
CNB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$410.19M$24.33-3.34%$78.36M7.56x11.41
AMRK
A-MARK PRECIOUS METALS INC
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$715.94M$62.18-4.31%$236.80M4.85x2.04
NTRS
NORTHERN TRUST CORP
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$21.43B$102.82-2.73%$2.55B14.20x14.12
MTG
MGIC INVESTMENT CORP
NYSE
Insurance - Specialty
$4.07B$13.16-3.66%$963.87M6.55x0.49
ONB
OLD NATIONAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$4.59B$15.66-1.14%$239.17M15.35x7.76
MCB
METROPOLITAN BANK HOLDING CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$848.63M$77.63-6.51%$102.82M11.25x10.83
LPRO
OPEN LENDING CORP
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$1.61B$12.79-4.98%$210.26M10.40x0.87
MA
MASTERCARD INC
NYSE
Credit Services
$326.71B$335.90-0.87%$12.08B34.81x4.27
TRIN
TRINITY CAPITAL INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$587.23M$15.38-2.78%$120.49M4.17x1.28
ITIC
INVESTORS TITLE CO
NASDAQ
Insurance - Specialty
$307.55M$162.10-2.88%$77.40M5.17x0.41
FINV
FINVOLUTION GROUP
NYSE
Credit Services
$5.41B$3.775.01%$440.47M13.61x0.70
BWFG
BANKWELL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$261.70M$33.72-1.09%$40.44M9.06x10.88
HLNE
HAMILTON LANE INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$3.41B$64.04-3.44%$233.01M13.74x1.57
PFC
PREMIER FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$916.89M$25.80-2.20%$150.15M8.54x7.05
RBKB
RHINEBECK BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$107.31M$9.500.00%$15.08M10.00x9.93
WSFS
WSFS FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.57B$39.74-0.92%$328.27M9.05x7.32
SII
SPROTT INC
NYSE
Asset Management
$890.66M$35.48-0.62%$54.13M24.30x0.28
PCSB
PCSB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$278.17M$18.14-0.71%$21.54M17.44x6.18
STC
STEWART INFORMATION SERVICES CORP
NYSE
Insurance - Property & Casualty
$1.53B$56.56-3.23%$474.27M4.65x1.09
DCOM
DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.15B$29.30-2.82%$235.86M7.86x9.46
STT
STATE STREET CORP
NYSE
Asset Management
$24.59B$66.97-3.86%$4.37B8.93x11.29
PLMR
PALOMAR HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Insurance - Property & Casualty
$1.48B$58.91-4.98%$59.79M34.45x1.52
CFG
CITIZENS FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$18.83B$38.00-3.58%$3.16B8.02x7.70
SEIC
SEI INVESTMENTS CO
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$7.56B$55.11-2.01%$867.02M12.70x0.20
TIG
TREAN INSURANCE GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Insurance - Specialty
$329.68M$6.44-4.17%$36.83M14.64x2.59
SRL
SCULLY ROYALTY LTD
NYSE
Capital Markets
$121.78M$8.24-0.90%$24.36M20.35x0.38
BSVN
BANK7 CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$222.92M$24.501.66%$33.41M9.18x10.05
FIBK
FIRST INTERSTATE BANCSYSTEM INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.72B$34.00-2.49%$187.30M17.71x8.64
TROW
PRICE T ROWE GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$27.57B$121.31-3.47%$3.94B9.72x0.25
HWBK
HAWTHORN BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$166.22M$25.54-1.43%$31.41M7.26x11.92
RE
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD
NYSE
Insurance - Reinsurance
$11.06B$280.39-3.16%$1.55B8.35x2.99
IBOC
INTERNATIONAL BANCSHARES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.55B$40.30-2.16%$350.12M9.98x6.51
SHBI
SHORE BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$385.76M$19.44-0.97%$27.31M17.67x8.93

Financial Industries

IndustryStocks1d %1w %1m %1y %Zen ScoreP/E ratioP/B RatioROEROAROCEUpside/DownsideConsensus
104-2.89%+1.85%-9.94%-16.57%12.37x1.90x+23.49%+5.90%+0.92%+40.98%Buy
20-2.66%+1.11%-7.90%-12.45%9.10x0.90x+11.52%+0.81%N/A+46.58%Buy
365-2.00%+0.01%-5.70%-8.62%19.44x1.07x+11.83%+1.16%N/A+30.99%Buy
53-3.50%+1.14%-9.85%-21.49%13.02x1.50x+15.90%+2.47%+0.62%+55.75%Buy
63-2.89%+2.30%-10.28%-13.98%25.46x3.23x+61.92%+14.89%+24.15%+26.39%Buy
3-2.50%+5.24%-8.93%-14.93%6.57x0.89x+14.47%+1.72%N/A+26.90%Buy
9-3.56%-0.48%-16.75%-5.80%25.28x3.62x+12.87%+9.13%+14.59%+37.85%Buy
16-3.47%-0.21%-13.43%-9.77%28.08x5.34x+33.56%+6.90%+15.83%+23.09%Buy
14-2.44%-0.15%-8.94%+0.38%8.47x1.25x+16.22%+7.44%-0.01%+16.57%Buy
19-2.37%+1.62%-8.89%-16.71%4.60x0.82x+7.90%+0.96%N/A+22.53%Buy
45-1.38%+2.72%-2.75%+3.87%13.25x1.62x+13.71%+3.50%N/A+11.98%Buy
8-3.30%+2.08%-2.21%-1.25%3.30x0.98x+5.54%+1.44%N/A+14.99%Buy
19-1.52%+3.97%-5.47%-6.56%1.34x1.53x+18.17%+3.03%+0.82%+27.56%Buy
21-2.61%+2.76%-13.48%-25.58%6.53x1.98x+32.13%+3.77%+0.23%+67.40%Buy

Financial Stocks FAQ

What are the best financial stocks to buy right now in May 2022?

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

1. FANHUA (NASDAQ:FANH)


FANHUA (NASDAQ:FANH) is the top financial stock with a Zen Score of 71, which is 34 points higher than the financial sector average of 37. It passed 26 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. FANHUA has seen its stock lose -55.26% over the past year, underperforming other financial stocks by -46 percentage points.

FANHUA has an average 1 year price target of $14.00, an upside of 133.33% from FANHUA's current stock price of $6.00.

FANHUA stock has a consensus Hold recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 1 analyst covering FANHUA, 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.

2. BANK OF THE OZARKS (NASDAQ:OZK)


BANK OF THE OZARKS (NASDAQ:OZK) is the second best financial stock with a Zen Score of 70, which is 33 points higher than the financial sector average of 37. It passed 26 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. BANK OF THE OZARKS has seen its stock lose -10.18% over the past year, underperforming other financial stocks by -1 percentage points.

BANK OF THE OZARKS has an average 1 year price target of $54.29, an upside of 40.75% from BANK OF THE OZARKS's current stock price of $38.57.

BANK OF THE OZARKS stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 7 analysts covering BANK OF THE OZARKS, 28.57% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 42.86% have issued a Buy, 28.57% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. HYWIN HOLDINGS (NASDAQ:HYW)


HYWIN HOLDINGS (NASDAQ:HYW) is the third best financial stock with a Zen Score of 65, which is 28 points higher than the financial sector average of 37. It passed 21 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. HYWIN HOLDINGS has seen its stock lose -6.93% over the past year, overperforming other financial stocks by 2 percentage points.

What are the financial stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 567 financial stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 financial stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. SURO CAPITAL (NASDAQ:SSSS)


SURO CAPITAL (NASDAQ:SSSS) has an annual dividend yield of 68.87%, which is 65 percentage points higher than the financial sector average of 3.8%. SURO CAPITAL's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% six times in the last 10 years. SURO CAPITAL's dividend has not shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

SURO CAPITAL's dividend payout ratio of 704.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

2. GUILD HOLDINGS (NYSE:GHLD)


GUILD HOLDINGS (NYSE:GHLD) has an annual dividend yield of 21.93%, which is 18 percentage points higher than the financial sector average of 3.8%.

GUILD HOLDINGS's dividend payout ratio of 36.9% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

3. ONEMAIN HOLDINGS (NYSE:OMF)


ONEMAIN HOLDINGS (NYSE:OMF) has an annual dividend yield of 16.1%, which is 12 percentage points higher than the financial sector average of 3.8%.

ONEMAIN HOLDINGS's dividend payout ratio of 71.3% indicates that its high dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

Why are financial stocks down?

Financial stocks were down -2.37% in the last day, and up 1.11% over the last week. AMTD IDEA GROUP was the among the top losers in the financial services sector, dropping -13.29% yesterday.

Shares of banks and financial services companies are trading lower amid overall market weakness as traders assess recent Fed policy changes along with ongoing inflation concerns.

What are the most undervalued financial stocks?

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

1. RHINEBECK BANCORP (NASDAQ:RBKB)


RHINEBECK BANCORP (NASDAQ:RBKB) is the most undervalued financial stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. RHINEBECK BANCORP has a valuation score of 100, which is 49 points higher than the financial sector average of 51. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

RHINEBECK BANCORP's stock has dropped -8.74% in the past year. It has performed in line with other stocks in the financial sector.

2. CHOICEONE FINANCIAL SERVICES (NASDAQ:COFS)


CHOICEONE FINANCIAL SERVICES (NASDAQ:COFS) is the second most undervalued financial stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. CHOICEONE FINANCIAL SERVICES has a valuation score of 100, which is 49 points higher than the financial sector average of 51. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

CHOICEONE FINANCIAL SERVICES's stock has dropped -20.79% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the financial sector by -12 percentage points.

3. INVESTAR HOLDING (NASDAQ:ISTR)


INVESTAR HOLDING (NASDAQ:ISTR) is the third most undervalued financial stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. INVESTAR HOLDING has a valuation score of 100, which is 49 points higher than the financial sector average of 51. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

INVESTAR HOLDING's stock has dropped -10.84% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the financial sector by -2 percentage points.

Are financial stocks a good buy now?

36.59% of financial stocks rated by analysts are a strong buy right now. On average, analysts expect financial stocks to rise by 30.83% over the next year.

What is the average p/e ratio of the financial services sector?

The average P/E ratio of the financial services sector is 15.02x.
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