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  • Regional Bank Research: Rising Regional Bank Stocks Boosted By Large Trading Volumes 0 comments
    Dec 19, 2012 10:19 AM | about stocks: OSHC, VLY, SFNC, WSBC, MBWM, STEL, TRMK, THFF, IBCP, HAFC, PB, FRNK, VCBI, CFFI, ATLO, MSL, BANC, ALNC, SOCB, CYN, BOCH, NTRS, MSFG, CVBF, MBFI, HVB, MTB, SYBT, CFNL, SMMF, BANF, HFWA, BXS, INDB, PWOD, WCBO, ANNB, SBSI, WBCO, UCBI, METR, MBRG, FNLC, NOVB, CZNC, UNB, CFFC, BKU, BMRC, SFST, BCBP

    Screen Criteria:

    All of the Regional Bank companies mentioned below are seeing high volume gains during today's trading session. (Link to original post)

    Ranking of This List:

    Based on performance data over the last month, this list is currently ranked 178 out of 284 lists tracked by Contextuall.com. In other words, the company characteristics described below have outperformed 37.32% of lists in Contextuall's coverage universe.

    Average Weekly Returns:

    Average 1-Week Return of All Stocks Mentioned Below: 0.43%

    Average 1-Month Return of All Stocks Mentioned Below: 2.14%

    Analysis of List Alpha:

    Number of Stocks in This List Generating Excess Return vs. SP500 (Beta Adjusted Over Last Week): 33 out of 62 (53.23%)

    Number of Stocks in This List Generating Excess Return vs. SP500 (Beta Adjusted Over Last Month): 21 out of 62 (33.87%)

    (List sorted by monthly performance, from best to worst)

    1. Ocean Shore Holding Co. (NASDAQ:OSHC): Operates as the holding company for Ocean City Home Bank that provides retail banking services primarily to consumers and businesses in Atlantic and Cape May counties, New Jersey. Today's trading volume is 2.2 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.41% during the most recent session.

    2. Valley National Bancorp (NYSE:VLY): Operates as the bank holding company for Valley National Bank that provides a range of commercial, retail, trust, and investment services. Today's trading volume is 1.52 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.31% during the most recent session.

    3. Simmons First National Corporation (NASDAQ:SFNC): Provides a range of banking products and services to individual and corporate customers in Arkansas, Missouri, and Kansas. Today's trading volume is 1.57 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.62% during the most recent session.

    4. WesBanco Inc. (NASDAQ:WSBC): Operates as a holding company for WesBanco Bank, Inc. Today's trading volume is 1.66 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.92% during the most recent session.

    5. Mercantile Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:MBWM): Operates as the holding company for Mercantile Bank of Michigan that provides commercial and retail banking products and services primarily to small-to medium-sized businesses and individuals. Today's trading volume is 3.36 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.54% during the most recent session.

    6. StellarOne Corporation (NASDAQ:STEL): Operates as the bank holding company for StellarOne Bank that provides various retail and small business banking, commercial banking, consumer lending, mortgage banking, and wealth management services to individuals, and small and middle-market businesses in Virginia. Today's trading volume is 1.51 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.95% during the most recent session.

    7. Trustmark Corporation (NASDAQ:TRMK): Operates as the bank holding company for Trustmark National Bank, which provides banking and financial solutions to individuals and corporate institutions in Florida, Mississippi, Tennessee, and Texas. Today's trading volume is 1.5 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.70% during the most recent session.

    8. First Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:THFF): Provides various financial services. Today's trading volume is 2.27 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 3.17% during the most recent session.

    9. Independent Bank Corporation (NASDAQ:IBCP): Today's trading volume is 1.76 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 4.14% during the most recent session.

    10. Hanmi Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:HAFC): Operates as the holding company for Hanmi Bank that provides general business banking products and services in the United States. Today's trading volume is 2.14 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.42% during the most recent session.

    11. Prosperity Bancshares Inc. (NYSE:PB): Today's trading volume is 2.86 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.51% during the most recent session.

    12. Franklin Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:FRNK): Franklin Financial Corporation, through its subsidiary, Franklin Federal Savings Bank, operates as federally chartered capital stock savings and loan association that offers various banking products and services. Today's trading volume is 1.5 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.24% during the most recent session.

    13. Virginia Commerce Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:VCBI): Operates as the bank holding company for Virginia Commerce Bank that provides business and consumer banking services. Today's trading volume is 1.58 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.43% during the most recent session.

    14. C&F Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CFFI): Operates as the holding company for Citizens and Farmers Bank that provides various banking and related financial services to individuals and businesses. Today's trading volume is 1.74 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.43% during the most recent session.

    15. Ames National Corporation (NASDAQ:ATLO): Provides commercial banking services primarily within the central Iowa counties of Boone, Marshall, Polk, and Story. Today's trading volume is 3.87 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 4.06% during the most recent session.

    16. Midsouth Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:MSL): Provides various banking services to commercial and retail customers in south Louisiana and southeast Texas. Today's trading volume is 1.68 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 6.79% during the most recent session.

    17. First Pactrust Bancorp Inc. (NYSE:BANC): Today's trading volume is 1.72 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.28% during the most recent session.

    18. Alliance Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:ALNC): Operates as the bank holding company for Alliance Bank, N. Today's trading volume is 1.76 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.98% during the most recent session.

    19. Southcoast Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:SOCB): Today's trading volume is 4.63 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.15% during the most recent session.

    20. City National Corp. (NYSE:CYN): Operates as the bank holding company for City National Bank that provides a range of banking, investing, and trust services to small to mid-sized businesses, entrepreneurs, professionals, and affluent individuals. Today's trading volume is 3.1 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.98% during the most recent session.

    21. Bank of Commerce Holdings (NASDAQ:BOCH): Operates as a multi-bank holding company that provides a range of financial services and products for business and consumer banking primarily in northern California. Today's trading volume is 2.84 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.33% during the most recent session.

    22. Northern Trust Corporation (NASDAQ:NTRS): Provides investment management, asset and fund administration, banking solutions, and fiduciary services for corporations, institutions, and affluent individuals worldwide. Today's trading volume is 1.6 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.62% during the most recent session.

    23. Mainsource Financial Group (NASDAQ:MSFG): Operates as the holding company for MainSource Bank, which is a state-chartered bank that provides a range of financial services in the United States. Today's trading volume is 3.37 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.25% during the most recent session.

    24. CVB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CVBF): Operates as a bank holding company for Citizens Business Bank that provides various retail banking and financial services to small to mid-sized businesses, high net-worth individuals, and professionals in the United States. Today's trading volume is 2.82 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.20% during the most recent session.

    25. MB Financial Inc. (NASDAQ:MBFI): Operates as the holding company for MB Financial Bank, N. Today's trading volume is 1.51 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.62% during the most recent session.

    26. Hudson Valley Holding Corp. (NYSE:HVB): Operates as the holding company for Hudson Valley Bank, which provides banking and related services to businesses, professionals, municipalities, not-for-profit organizations, and individuals in New York. Today's trading volume is 2.42 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.66% during the most recent session.

    27. M&T Bank Corporation (NYSE:MTB): Operates as the holding company for M&T Bank and M&T Bank, National Association that provide commercial and retail banking services to individuals, corporations and other businesses, and institutions. Today's trading volume is 2.11 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.34% during the most recent session.

    28. SY Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:SYBT): Operates as the bank holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company that provides commercial and personal banking services in Louisville, Kentucky; southern Indiana and Indianapolis, Indiana; and Cincinnati, Ohio. Today's trading volume is 1.65 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.23% during the most recent session.

    29. Cardinal Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CFNL): Operates as the holding company for Cardinal Bank that provides banking products and services to commercial and retail customers in Virginia and greater Washington, D. Today's trading volume is 1.54 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.41% during the most recent session.

    30. Summit Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:SMMF): Today's trading volume is 1.7 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.02% during the most recent session.

    31. BancFirst Corporation (NASDAQ:BANF): Operates as the holding company for BancFirst that provides commercial banking services to retail customers and small to medium-sized businesses in the non-metropolitan trade centers of Oklahoma and the metropolitan markets of Oklahoma City, Tulsa, Lawton, Muskogee, Norman, and Shawnee. Today's trading volume is 2 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.14% during the most recent session.

    32. Heritage Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:HFWA): Operates as the holding company for Heritage Bank and Central Valley Bank that provide various banking services to small businesses and individuals in Washington. Today's trading volume is 1.66 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.99% during the most recent session.

    33. BancorpSouth (NYSE:BXS): Operates as the holding company for BancorpSouth Bank that provides commercial banking and financial services to individuals, and small-to-medium sized businesses in Mississippi, Tennessee, Alabama, Arkansas, Texas, Louisiana, Florida, Missouri, and Illinois. Today's trading volume is 1.94 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 4.71% during the most recent session.

    34. Independent Bank Corp. (NASDAQ:INDB): Operates as the bank holding company for Rockland Trust Company that provides commercial and retail banking, and wealth management services in Massachusetts. Today's trading volume is 1.55 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.48% during the most recent session.

    35. Penns Woods Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PWOD): Operates as the holding company for Jersey Shore State Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to individuals, partnerships, non-profit organizations, and corporations in Pennsylvania. Today's trading volume is 2.55 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.92% during the most recent session.

    36. West Coast Bancorp (NASDAQ:WCBO): Operates as the holding company for West Coast Bank that provides various banking and financial products and services in western Oregon and southwestern Washington. Today's trading volume is 2.23 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.41% during the most recent session.

    37. Annapolis Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:ANNB): Today's trading volume is 2.97 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.59% during the most recent session.

    38. Southside Bancshares Inc. (NASDAQ:SBSI): Operates as the holding company for Southside Bank that provides financial products and services to individuals, businesses, municipal entities, and non-profit organizations. Today's trading volume is 1.93 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.53% during the most recent session.

    39. Washington Banking Co. (NASDAQ:WBCO): Operates as the bank holding company for Whidbey Island Bank that provides community commercial banking services in northwestern Washington. Today's trading volume is 2.79 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.56% during the most recent session.

    40. United Community Banks (NASDAQ:UCBI): Operates as the bank holding company for United Community Bank that provides retail and corporate banking services. Today's trading volume is 2.07 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.81% during the most recent session.

    41. Metro Bancorp (NASDAQ:METR): Operates as the bank holding company for Metro Bank, which provides a range of retail and commercial banking services to consumers and small and mid-sized companies in Pennsylvania. Today's trading volume is 4.56 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.31% during the most recent session.

    42. Middleburg Financial Corporation (NASDAQ:MBRG): Provides banking, fiduciary, and investment management services to individuals and small businesses. Today's trading volume is 1.9 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 3.04% during the most recent session.

    43. The First Bancorp (NASDAQ:FNLC): Provides various banking services to individual and corporate customers in coastal Maine. Today's trading volume is 1.84 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.29% during the most recent session.

    44. North Valley Bancorp (NASDAQ:NOVB): Operates as a bank holding company North Valley Bank that provides commercial and retail banking services to businesses and middle income individuals in California. Today's trading volume is 2.86 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.07% during the most recent session.

    45. Citizens & Northern Corp. (NASDAQ:CZNC): Operates as the holding for Citizens & Northern Bank, which provides various banking and mortgage products and services to individual and corporate customers in north central Pennsylvania and southern New York. Today's trading volume is 1.79 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.44% during the most recent session.

    46. Union Bankshares Inc. (NASDAQ:UNB): Operates as the bank holding company for Union Bank, which provides commercial and retail banking services in northern Vermont and northwestern New Hampshire. Today's trading volume is 1.95 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.35% during the most recent session.

    47. Community Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:CFFC): Today's trading volume is 3.05 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.69% during the most recent session.

    48. BankUnited (NYSE:BKU): Operates as the holding company for BankUnited that provides various banking products and services to consumers, and commercial and middle-market businesses. Today's trading volume is 1.96 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.52% during the most recent session.

    49. Commercial National Financial Corp. (OTCQB:CNAF): Operates as a holding company for the Commercial Bank & Trust of PA that provides various commercial banking and trust services primarily in Pennsylvania. Today's trading volume is 12.44 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.48% during the most recent session.

    50. Bank of Marin Bancorp (NASDAQ:BMRC): Operates as the bank holding company for Bank of Marin that offers a range of commercial and retail banking products and services in California. Today's trading volume is 3.54 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 2.01% during the most recent session.

    51. Southern First Bancshares (NASDAQ:SFST): Today's trading volume is 3.23 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.43% during the most recent session.

    52. BCB Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:BCBP): Operates as the holding company for BCB Community Bank that provides banking products and services in New Jersey. Today's trading volume is 2.02 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.79% during the most recent session.

    53. Central Virginia Bankshares Inc. (OTC:CVBK): Today's trading volume is 1.59 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 3.97% during the most recent session.

    54. CU Bancorp (NASDAQ:CUNB): Today's trading volume is 2.16 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.25% during the most recent session.

    55. DNB Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:DNBF): Today's trading volume is 5.29 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 1.37% during the most recent session.

    56. First Financial Northwest (NASDAQ:FFNW): Operates as the holding company for First Savings Bank Northwest that provides community-based savings bank services in Washington. Today's trading volume is 2.75 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.70% during the most recent session.

    57. Oak Ridge Financial Services (OTCQB:BKOR): Today's trading volume is 1.8 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 5.95% during the most recent session.

    58. Yadkin Valley Financial Corp. (YAVY): Today's trading volume is 1.87 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 4.04% during the most recent session.

    59. Harleysville Savings Financial Corporation (OTCQX:HARL): Operates as the holding company for Harleysville Savings Bank that provides various banking products and services primarily in southeastern Pennsylvania. Today's trading volume is 2.27 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 0.93% during the most recent session.

    60. Stewardship Financial Corp. (NASDAQ:SSFN): Today's trading volume is 1.61 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 7.76% during the most recent session.

    61. Porter Bancorp Inc. (NASDAQ:PBIB): Today's trading volume is 1.54 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 4.0% during the most recent session.

    62. First Financial Service Corp. (NASDAQ:FFKY): Today's trading volume is 2.52 times larger than normal, with the stock gaining 10.0% during the most recent session.

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