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Best Financial Stocks to Buy Now (2023)
Top financial stocks in 2023 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
AMK
ASSETMARK FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Asset Management
$2.01B$27.26-1.43%$156.72M22.34x0.34
XP
XP INC
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$9.76B$17.45-2.35%$801.64M13.85x9.45
SI
SILVERGATE CAPITAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$596.13M$18.831.86%$167.26M4.87x10.62
LPLA
LPL FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$18.70B$234.930.97%$1.22B29.59x3.85
HYW
HYWIN HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$143.25M$6.00-1.17%$49.00M5.13x0.81
AMRK
A-MARK PRECIOUS METALS INC
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$886.77M$37.81-3.70%$235.94M5.75x1.46
QFIN
360 DIGITECH INC
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$3.46B$22.13-0.59%N/A5.52x1.23
PLMR
PALOMAR HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Insurance - Property & Casualty
$1.35B$53.56-2.89%$68.03M27.19x2.31
LX
LEXINFINTECH HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$618.21M$3.67-8.72%N/A6.06x1.73
GROW
U S GLOBAL INVESTORS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$48.59M$3.26-0.31%$4.03M14.82x0.07
VINP
VINCI PARTNERS INVESTMENTS LTD
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$591.69M$10.401.83%$54.23M14.02x0.27
HIG
HARTFORD FINANCIAL SERVICES GROUP INC
NYSE
Insurance - Diversified
$23.78B$74.770.63%$3.30B12.91x4.54
MSBI
MIDLAND STATES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$585.19M$26.42-0.95%$128.82M6.69x9.58
MCB
METROPOLITAN BANK HOLDING CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$646.72M$59.16-0.63%$130.29M7.50x10.03
PEBO
PEOPLES BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$855.78M$30.270.03%$152.52M7.88x8.21
CIB
BANCOLOMBIA SA
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$7.04B$29.28-0.65%$1.79B6.39x7.94
FUNC
FIRST UNITED CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$127.27M$19.120.58%$38.28M4.95x12.66
WD
WALKER & DUNLOP INC
NYSE
Mortgage Finance
$3.24B$98.05-3.42%$592.19M12.82x2.59
SAMG
SILVERCREST ASSET MANAGEMENT GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$286.76M$20.06-1.20%$38.92M9.00x0.89
NMIH
NMI HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Insurance - Property & Casualty
$1.97B$23.53-2.80%$404.80M7.15x0.58
DFIN
DONNELLEY FINANCIAL SOLUTIONS INC
NYSE
Capital Markets
$1.42B$48.85-0.31%$234.20M13.24x1.57
PBHC
PATHFINDER BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$112.70M$18.781.17%$18.22M8.58x12.01
BWFG
BANKWELL FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$236.40M$30.66-1.13%$50.68M6.39x10.76
CFB
CROSSFIRST BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$686.00M$14.111.06%$93.79M10.15x9.08
LPRO
OPEN LENDING CORP
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$1.25B$9.87-9.32%$129.79M12.82x0.71
PKBK
PARKE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$247.51M$20.760.72%$56.44M5.97x6.47
STT
STATE STREET CORP
NYSE
Asset Management
$33.42B$91.08-0.38%$3.91B12.72x10.84
SIVB
SVB FINANCIAL GROUP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$19.10B$323.21-2.19%$2.58B11.91x12.71
HNNA
HENNESSY ADVISORS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$74.22M$9.800.51%$10.28M11.81x0.67
MCBS
METROCITY BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$520.35M$20.56-1.12%$99.04M7.53x8.59
VCTR
VICTORY CAPITAL HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$2.16B$31.48-3.40%$440.54M7.36x1.43
HKD
AMTD DIGITAL INC
NYSE
Credit Services
$270.47M$10.000.60%$31.15M9.90x0.04
NTB
BANK OF NT BUTTERFIELD & SON LTD
NYSE
Banks - Diversified
$1.67B$33.29-0.60%$242.57M8.56x17.15
EVR
EVERCORE INC
NYSE
Capital Markets
$5.21B$134.23-0.21%$922.59M8.36x1.11
MTB
M&T BANK CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$27.45B$159.02-0.78%$2.52B14.96x6.84
BFH
BREAD FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Credit Services
$2.13B$42.79-5.02%$300.50M5.71x8.15
STC
STEWART INFORMATION SERVICES CORP
NYSE
Insurance - Property & Casualty
$1.40B$51.51-1.36%$378.95M5.92x1.00
VRTS
VIRTUS INVESTMENT PARTNERS INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$1.77B$245.00-11.47%$343.00M13.93x3.27
DCOM
DIME COMMUNITY BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.22B$31.70-1.64%$217.17M8.88x10.30
ASPS
ALTISOURCE PORTFOLIO SOLUTIONS SA
NASDAQ
Mortgage Finance
$116.57M$7.23-8.99%$60.18M3.91x-2.92
CCNE
CNB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$523.36M$24.78-1.01%$82.47M7.31x9.30
UNM
UNUM GROUP
NYSE
Insurance - Life
$8.27B$41.551.93%$1.77B7.01x6.03
FISI
FINANCIAL INSTITUTIONS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$392.58M$25.60-2.46%$93.98M6.35x13.27
ATLC
ATLANTICUS HOLDINGS CORP
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$511.36M$35.40-4.77%$189.41M3.84x5.88
EWBC
EAST WEST BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Diversified
$11.06B$78.47-0.23%$1.42B10.99x10.06
FMNB
FARMERS NATIONAL BANC CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$500.00M$14.68-2.32%$67.51M9.47x14.51
BCBP
BCB BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$303.03M$17.94-1.56%$63.65M7.04x10.55
CNOB
CONNECTONE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$974.41M$24.83-1.61%$177.24M8.19x7.25
LSBK
LAKE SHORE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$72.50M$12.700.00%$8.52M11.76x7.90
LBC
LUTHER BURBANK CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$615.96M$12.06-2.07%$129.65M6.89x10.71
ESSA
ESSA BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$216.05M$20.77-1.01%$27.19M10.08x7.77
BPOP
POPULAR INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$5.15B$70.80-1.10%$1.37B5.14x18.25
HLNE
HAMILTON LANE INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$4.30B$79.87-1.58%$220.43M21.47x1.50
ISTR
INVESTAR HOLDING CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$204.05M$20.63-0.05%$46.75M6.23x11.94
MTG
MGIC INVESTMENT CORP
NYSE
Insurance - Specialty
$4.21B$14.17-2.75%$1.18B5.21x0.36
NDAQ
NASDAQ INC
NASDAQ
Financial Data & Stock Exchanges
$29.75B$60.55-2.06%$1.87B26.21x2.90
EQH
EQUITABLE HOLDINGS INC
NYSE
Insurance - Diversified
$11.97B$32.35-1.70%$4.57B4.53x71.68
FNLC
FIRST BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$338.11M$30.62-1.37%$49.81M8.53x11.44
EFSC
ENTERPRISE FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.08B$55.77-1.02%$259.05M10.89x7.99
CZWI
CITIZENS COMMUNITY BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$131.46M$12.541.28%$29.49M6.93x9.90
FUTU
FUTU HOLDINGS LTD
NASDAQ
Capital Markets
$7.36B$52.33-3.50%N/A24.07x3.86
PFIS
PEOPLES FINANCIAL SERVICES CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$381.21M$53.24-0.92%$58.95M8.42x10.65
OPBK
OP BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$177.84M$11.700.77%$49.85M5.22x10.93
FUSB
FIRST US BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$56.50M$9.720.41%$10.17M9.44x10.90
JHG
JANUS HENDERSON GROUP PLC
NYSE
Asset Management
$4.83B$29.14-1.41%$576.90M11.85x0.41
FGBI
FIRST GUARANTY BANCSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$236.41M$22.06-0.95%$44.52M8.02x12.38
MVBF
MVB FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$307.81M$24.41-0.78%$28.27M15.95x11.87
PFC
PREMIER FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$906.59M$25.49-1.57%$137.90M8.98x8.52
AJG
ARTHUR J GALLAGHER & CO
NYSE
Insurance Brokers
$40.80B$193.490.55%$2.15B37.50x3.50
EBC
EASTERN BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.85B$16.120.12%$266.89M14.02x8.12
WTW
WILLIS TOWERS WATSON PLC
NASDAQ
Insurance Brokers
$27.32B$252.390.53%$3.97B11.19x2.14
RDN
RADIAN GROUP INC
NYSE
Insurance - Specialty
$3.58B$22.79-2.37%$1.16B5.11x0.87
RE
EVEREST RE GROUP LTD
NYSE
Insurance - Reinsurance
$13.41B$342.390.99%$616.87M25.59x3.99
CSTR
CAPSTAR FINANCIAL HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$388.11M$17.710.73%$55.02M9.52x8.11
WBS
WEBSTER FINANCIAL CORP
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$9.59B$55.090.07%$799.20M16.35x7.82
ACGL
ARCH CAPITAL GROUP LTD
NASDAQ
Insurance - Diversified
$22.66B$61.261.47%$1.54B19.20x2.93
GCMG
GCM GROSVENOR INC
NASDAQ
Asset Management
$1.75B$9.40-1.06%$69.95M14.03x-31.52
TBBK
BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$2.00B$35.72-0.06%$160.57M17.34x10.72
MFC
MANULIFE FINANCIAL CORP
NYSE
Insurance - Life
$36.86B$19.57-1.79%$8.04B7.13x13.88
CFBK
CF BANKSHARES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$135.30M$20.86-0.77%$21.62M7.45x12.08
HWC
HANCOCK WHITNEY CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$4.61B$53.84-0.59%$689.38M9.11x9.87
SMMF
SUMMIT FINANCIAL GROUP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$343.54M$26.88-1.08%$68.94M6.91x10.38
FBIZ
FIRST BUSINESS FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$306.56M$36.360.08%$55.10M7.94x10.27
HTBK
HERITAGE COMMERCE CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$765.06M$12.60-1.19%$88.05M12.86x7.91
AIHS
SENMIAO TECHNOLOGY LTD
NASDAQ
Credit Services
$7.72M$1.01-1.49%$4.70M1.26x0.78
CBFV
CB FINANCIAL SERVICES INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$110.81M$21.760.92%$20.35M8.12x12.36
AIG
AMERICAN INTERNATIONAL GROUP INC
NYSE
Insurance - Diversified
$43.65B$58.752.06%$23.68B3.46x12.35
AMTD
AMTD IDEA GROUP
NYSE
Capital Markets
$212.45M$1.73-1.73%N/A1.34x0.13
VLY
VALLEY NATIONAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$6.34B$12.52-0.88%$759.52M11.70x7.91
NWFL
NORWOOD FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$279.01M$34.290.03%$37.41M9.71x11.71
HOPE
HOPE BANCORP INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$1.65B$13.78-2.03%$318.56M7.57x8.66
SPFI
SOUTH PLAINS FINANCIAL INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$482.46M$28.38-1.16%$82.23M8.27x10.68
FFWM
FIRST FOUNDATION INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$912.92M$16.19-1.17%$166.92M7.50x9.99
BAP
CREDICORP LTD
NYSE
Banks - Regional
$12.81B$135.73-0.20%$1.56B11.44x8.22
UBFO
UNITED SECURITY BANCSHARES
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$139.97M$8.211.34%$19.19M10.39x11.79
CATY
CATHAY GENERAL BANCORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$3.37B$45.31-1.10%$458.31M10.02x8.05
AMP
AMERIPRISE FINANCIAL INC
NYSE
Asset Management
$37.68B$354.10-0.87%$3.60B14.51x46.08
FFIC
FLUSHING FINANCIAL CORP
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$604.16M$20.27-0.39%$121.34M7.45x11.76
OPHC
OPTIMUMBANK HOLDINGS INC
NASDAQ
Banks - Regional
$27.89M$4.12-0.49%$5.14M2.61x9.64
MA
MASTERCARD INC
NYSE
Credit Services
$359.50B$373.91-0.25%$12.67B37.24x4.90

Financial Industries

IndustryStocks1d %1w %1m %1y %Zen ScoreP/E ratioP/B RatioROEROAROCEUpside/DownsideConsensus
99-0.03%+2.98%+13.03%-4.65%34.92x2.36x+11.27%+3.63%+0.68%-2.09%Buy
20+0.07%+1.28%+10.84%-13.71%1.59x1.03x+10.30%+0.71%N/A+17.61%Buy
354+0.38%+4.33%+5.49%-7.72%19.64x1.20x+11.85%+1.16%N/A+11.65%Buy
52-0.17%+1.59%+12.13%+0.29%18.24x1.86x+14.41%+2.11%+0.46%+4.11%Buy
67-0.91%+4.05%+17.19%-12.56%29.30x3.53x+64.61%+15.24%+25.20%+2.79%Buy
3-1.63%-0.24%+17.86%-7.57%8.86x1.14x+8.09%+0.84%N/A+9.61%Buy
9-1.35%+2.61%+12.33%-6.23%37.15x4.15x+6.28%+6.68%+12.77%+5.97%Buy
16-1.37%+1.00%+6.47%+11.68%24.70x7.10x+150.97%+8.02%+20.10%+5.20%Buy
13-0.42%-0.47%+2.31%-5.08%-239.71x1.46x+3.95%+0.31%+0.02%+7.93%Buy
20+0.23%+0.47%+4.77%+7.62%23.91x1.63x+9.00%+1.07%N/A+3.21%Buy
42+1.08%-1.35%+3.47%+10.55%-5.65x2.02x+8.89%+2.08%-0.01%+10.52%Buy
8-0.14%-0.57%+5.76%+18.78%12.92x1.77x-1.34%-0.35%N/A+3.81%Hold
19-0.91%+2.86%+9.37%-11.32%25.25x1.82x+12.18%+2.98%+0.82%+13.72%Buy
21-1.89%+4.21%+19.75%-21.04%11.50x2.24x+20.18%+3.08%+0.12%+27.38%Buy

Financial Stocks FAQ

What are the best financial stocks to buy right now in Feb 2023?

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

1. Assetmark Financial Holdings (NYSE:AMK)


Assetmark Financial Holdings (NYSE:AMK) is the top financial stock with a Zen Score of 65, which is 33 points higher than the financial sector average of 32. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Assetmark Financial Holdings has seen its stock return 12.9% over the past year, overperforming other financial stocks by 17 percentage points.

Assetmark Financial Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $32.00, an upside of 17.39% from Assetmark Financial Holdings's current stock price of $27.26.

Assetmark Financial Holdings stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 2 analysts covering Assetmark Financial Holdings, 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. Xp (NASDAQ:XP)


Xp (NASDAQ:XP) is the second best financial stock with a Zen Score of 65, which is 33 points higher than the financial sector average of 32. It passed 22 out of 33 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Xp has seen its stock lose -46.7% over the past year, underperforming other financial stocks by -43 percentage points.

Xp has an average 1 year price target of $28.00, an upside of 60.46% from Xp's current stock price of $17.45.

Xp stock has a consensus Strong Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 3 analysts covering Xp, 66.67% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 0% have issued a Buy, 33.33% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

3. Lpl Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:LPLA)


Lpl Financial Holdings (NASDAQ:LPLA) is the third best financial stock with a Zen Score of 62, which is 30 points higher than the financial sector average of 32. It passed 24 out of 38 due diligence checks and has strong fundamentals. Lpl Financial Holdings has seen its stock return 31.87% over the past year, overperforming other financial stocks by 36 percentage points.

Lpl Financial Holdings has an average 1 year price target of $264.25, an upside of 12.48% from Lpl Financial Holdings's current stock price of $234.93.

Lpl Financial Holdings stock has a consensus Buy recommendation according to Wall Street analysts. Of the 8 analysts covering Lpl Financial Holdings, 12.5% have issued a Strong Buy rating, 37.5% have issued a Buy, 50% have issued a Hold, while 0% have issued a Sell rating, and 0% have issued a Strong Sell.

What are the financial stocks with highest dividends?

Out of 517 financial stocks that have issued dividends in the past year, the 3 financial stocks with the highest dividend yields are:

1. Cullman Bancorp (NASDAQ:CULL)


Cullman Bancorp (NASDAQ:CULL) has an annual dividend yield of N/A, which is N/A percentage points lower than the financial sector average of 3.67%.

Cullman Bancorp's dividend payout ratio of 22.2% indicates that its dividend yield is sustainable for the long-term.

2. Great Elm Capital (NASDAQ:GECC)


Great Elm Capital (NASDAQ:GECC) has an annual dividend yield of 20.74%, which is 17 percentage points higher than the financial sector average of 3.67%. Great Elm Capital's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% three times in the last 10 years. Great Elm Capital's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Great Elm Capital's dividend payout ratio of -28.6% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

3. Cohen & Co (NYSEMKT:COHN)


Cohen & Co (NYSEMKT:COHN) has an annual dividend yield of 19.62%, which is 16 percentage points higher than the financial sector average of 3.67%. Cohen & Co's dividend payout is not stable, having dropped more than 10% one times in the last 10 years. Cohen & Co's dividend has shown consistent growth over the last 10 years.

Cohen & Co's dividend payout ratio of -38% indicates that its high dividend yield might not be sustainable for the long-term.

Why are financial stocks down?

Financial stocks were down -0.01% in the last day, and up 2.37% over the last week. Altisource Portfolio Solutions Sa was the among the top losers in the financial services sector, dropping -8.99% yesterday.

Altisource Portfolio Solutions shares are trading higher after the company issued Q4 and FY22 guidance

What are the most undervalued financial stocks?

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

1. Affinity Bancshares (NASDAQ:AFBI)


Affinity Bancshares (NASDAQ:AFBI) is the most undervalued financial stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Affinity Bancshares has a valuation score of 100, which is 53 points higher than the financial sector average of 47. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Affinity Bancshares's stock has dropped -0.1% in the past year. It has overperformed other stocks in the financial sector by 4 percentage points.

2. Atlanticus Holdings (NASDAQ:ATLC)


Atlanticus Holdings (NASDAQ:ATLC) is the second most undervalued financial stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Atlanticus Holdings has a valuation score of 100, which is 53 points higher than the financial sector average of 47. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Atlanticus Holdings's stock has dropped -48.58% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the financial sector by -45 percentage points.

3. Bcb Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP)


Bcb Bancorp (NASDAQ:BCBP) is the third most undervalued financial stock based on WallStreetZen's Valuation Score. Bcb Bancorp has a valuation score of 100, which is 53 points higher than the financial sector average of 47. It passed 7 out of 7 valuation due diligence checks.

Bcb Bancorp's stock has dropped -5.71% in the past year. It has underperformed other stocks in the financial sector by -2 percentage points.

Are financial stocks a good buy now?

33.61% of financial stocks rated by analysts are a buy right now. On average, analysts expect financial stocks to rise by 7.73% 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 -9.05x.
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