Did you know there were 5,887 commercial banks operating in the United States during Q2? Most are small banks providing basic banking services in local communities. The sheer number of banks makes finding winners a daunting task. As a result, many small publicly traded banks fly under the radar, overly ignored by investors.
One of those under-followed banks is TriCo Bancshares (TCBK), a California bank operating 41 branches and 25 in-store branch locations primarily in the Northern and Central California markets. The bank is one of a dozen small cap financial institutions showing improvement in the scoring system used by my research firm E.B. Capital Markets, LLC. Scores have been strong this past month, especially relative...
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