Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, the 10 stocks below are the highest rated in the commercial banking industry.
CAPS contains more than just the crowd's opinions. The votes of CAPS' best-performing members, known as All-Stars, count more in shaping each company's rating than do the picks of their poorer-performing peers. That way, the highest-rated companies are not just the most popular companies in the industry, in this case Wells Fargo
The commercial banking industry has been struggling as the Federal Reserve's decision to pursue low long-term interest rates limits the profits banks can earn.
The highest-rated commercial bank stock is...
Looking at the aggregate data, we see that our community rates First Republic Bank
Here are the rest of the 10 highest-rated companies in the industry along with their CAPS rating:
CAPS Rating (out of 5)
Market Cap (in millions)
|1||First Republic Bank||*****||$3,705|
|3||MidWest One Financial Group||*****||$128|
|6||First Community Bancshares||*****||$220|
|9||Univest Corporation of Pennsylvania||*****||$254|
Source: Motley Fool CAPS as of Nov. 7.
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