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Bank stocks

Ready to invest in the banking industry? Consider these 15 stocks.

The best bank stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

15 bank stocks to watch

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the banking industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

  1. Bank of America (BAC)
  2. Citigroup (C)
  3. JPMorgan Chase-and-Co (JPM)
  4. Wells Fargo-and-Company (WFC)
  5. Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)
  6. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)
  7. Citizens Financial Group (CFG)
  8. Truist Financial (TFC)
  9. Comerica (CMA)
  10. U-SBancorp (USB)
  11. First Republic Bank (FRC)
  12. First Bank (FRBA)
  13. Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI)
  14. Towne Bank (TOWN)
  15. SunTrust Banks (STI)

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Take a deeper dive into bank stocks

If you're interested in investing in the banking industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

1. Bank of America (BAC)

Bank of America Corporation, through its subsidiaries, provides banking and financial products and services for individual consumers, small and middle-market businesses, institutional investors, large corporations, and governments worldwide. Its Consumer Banking segment offers traditional and money market savings accounts, certificates of deposit and IRAs, noninterest-and interest-bearing checking accounts, and investment accounts and products; and credit and debit cards, residential mortgages, and home equity loans, as well as direct and indirect loans, such as automotive, recreational vehicle, and consumer personal loans. The company's Global Wealth & Investment Management segment offers investment management, brokerage, banking, and trust and retirement products and services; and wealth management solutions, as well as customized solutions, including specialty asset management services.

Bank of America stock opened the day at $31.93 after a previous close of $32.50. The latest price was $31.73 (25-minute delay). Bank of America is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD91.3 billion and employs 210,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $274,162,384,896
  • P/E ratio: 10.6625
  • PEG ratio: 91.0595

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2. Citigroup (C)

Citigroup Inc. , a diversified financial services holding company, provides various financial products and services to consumers, corporations, governments, and institutions in North America, Latin America, Asia, Europe, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in two segments, Global Consumer Banking (GCB) and Institutional Clients Group (ICG).

Citigroup stock opened the day at $44.98 after a previous close of $45.58. The latest price was $44.26 (25-minute delay). Citigroup is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$72.1 billion and employs 231,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $85,718,786,048
  • P/E ratio: 5.5394
  • PEG ratio: 0.7174

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3. JPMorgan Chase-and-Co (JPM)

JPMorgan Chase & Co. operates as a financial services company worldwide. It operates through four segments: Consumer & Community Banking (CCB), Corporate & Investment Bank (CIB), Commercial Banking (CB), and Asset & Wealth Management (AWM).

JPMorgan Chase-and-Co stock opened the day at $110.05 after a previous close of $111.21. The latest price was $109.14 (25-minute delay). JPMorgan Chase-and-Co is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$120.6 billion and employs 278,494 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $343,345,299,456
  • P/E ratio: 9.3889
  • PEG ratio: 1.1661

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4. Wells Fargo-and-Company (WFC)

Wells Fargo & Company, a diversified financial services company, provides banking, investment, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates through four segments: Consumer Banking and Lending; Commercial Banking; Corporate and Investment Banking; and Wealth and Investment Management. The Consumer Banking and Lending segment offers diversified financial products and services for consumers and small businesses.

Wells Fargo-and-Company stock opened the day at $40.82 after a previous close of $41.52. The latest price was $40.41 (25-minute delay). Wells Fargo-and-Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$76.7 billion and employs 243,674 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $168,107,982,848
  • P/E ratio: 10.6283
  • PEG ratio: 0.1808

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5. Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB)

Fifth Third Bancorp operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. The company's Commercial Banking segment offers credit intermediation, cash management, and financial services; lending and depository products; and cash management, foreign exchange and international trade finance, derivatives and capital markets services, asset-based lending, real estate finance, public finance, commercial leasing, and syndicated finance for business, government, and professional customers. Its Branch Banking segment provides a range of deposit and loan products to individuals and small businesses.

Fifth Third Bancorp stock opened the day at $43.93 after a previous close of $43.75. The latest price was $43.76 (25-minute delay). Fifth Third Bancorp is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7.8 billion and employs 19,119 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $24,037,234,688
  • P/E ratio: 10.6152
  • PEG ratio: 3.7911

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6. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBAN)

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as the bank holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, consumer, and mortgage banking services in the United States. The company operates through four segments: Consumer and Business Banking; Commercial Banking; Vehicle Finance; and Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group (RBHPCG). The Consumer and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, credit cards, and consumer and small business loans, as well as investment products.

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated stock opened the day at $15.85 after a previous close of $16.17. The latest price was $16.02 (25-minute delay). Huntington Bancshares Incorporated is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$6.8 billion and employs 19,866 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $19,022,485,504
  • P/E ratio: 11.5702
  • PEG ratio: 0.6706

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7. Citizens Financial Group (CFG)

Citizens Financial Group, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Citizens Bank, National Association that provides retail and commercial banking products and services to individuals, small businesses, middle-market companies, corporations, and institutions in the United States. The company operates in two segments, Consumer Banking and Commercial Banking.

Citizens Financial Group stock opened the day at $47.71 after a previous close of $47.37. The latest price was $47.40 (25-minute delay). Citizens Financial Group is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7 billion and employs 19,583 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $17,064,988,672
  • P/E ratio: 8.7608
  • PEG ratio: 0.2395

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8. Truist Financial (TFC)

Truist Financial Corporation, a holding company, provides banking and trust services in the Southeastern and Mid-Atlantic United States. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Banking and Wealth, Corporate and Commercial Banking, and Insurance Holdings. Its deposit products include noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, savings, and money market deposit accounts, as well as certificates of deposit and individual retirement accounts.

Truist Financial stock opened the day at $44.26 after a previous close of $44.80. The latest price was $44.34 (25-minute delay). Truist Financial is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$22.5 billion and employs 51,349 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $63,162,691,584
  • P/E ratio: 10.7982
  • PEG ratio: 0.9499

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9. Comerica (CMA)

Comerica Incorporated, through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services. It operates through Commercial Bank, Retail Bank, Wealth Management, and Finance segments. The Commercial Bank segment offers various products and services, including commercial loans and lines of credit, deposits, cash management, capital market products, international trade finance, letters of credit, foreign exchange management services, and loan syndication services for small and middle market businesses, multinational corporations, and governmental entities.

Comerica stock opened the day at $85.61 after a previous close of $84.94. The latest price was $85.30 (25-minute delay). Comerica is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$3.1 billion and employs 7,436 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $9,721,233,408
  • P/E ratio: 10.8009
  • PEG ratio: 0.3753

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10. U-SBancorp (USB)

U. S. Bancorp, a financial services holding company, provides various financial services to individuals, businesses, institutional organizations, governmental entities and other financial institutions in the United States. It operates in Corporate and Commercial Banking, Consumer and Business Banking, Wealth Management and Investment Services, Payment Services, and Treasury and Corporate Support segments.

U-SBancorp stock opened the day at $42.62 after a previous close of $43.03. The latest price was $42.12 (25-minute delay). U-SBancorp is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$22.7 billion and employs 70,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $68,152,725,504
  • P/E ratio: 10.5691
  • PEG ratio: 0.9276

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11. First Republic Bank (FRC)

First Republic Bank, together with its subsidiaries, provides private banking, private business banking, and private wealth management services to clients in metropolitan areas in the United States. It operates in two segments, Commercial Banking and Wealth Management. The company accepts deposit products, such as noninterest-bearing checking, interest-bearing checking, money market checking accounts, money market savings accounts, and passbook accounts, as well as certificates of deposit.

First Republic Bank stock opened the day at $211.79 after a previous close of $209.77. The latest price was $208.66 (25-minute delay). First Republic Bank is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.5 billion and employs 6,902 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $26,349,332,480
  • P/E ratio: 17.7818
  • PEG ratio: 0.8271

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12. First Bank (FRBA)

First Bank provides various banking products and services to individuals, businesses, and governmental entities. The company accepts various deposits, including non-interest bearing demand deposits, interest bearing demand accounts, money market accounts, savings accounts, and certificates of deposit, as well as commercial checking accounts. Its loan products include commercial and industrial loans; commercial real estate loans, such as owner-occupied, investor, construction and development, and multi-family loans; residential real estate loans comprising residential mortgages, first and second lien home equity loans, and revolving lines of credit; and consumer and other loans that include auto, personal, and traditional installment loans.

First Bank stock opened the day at $14.10 after a previous close of $14.26. The latest price was $14.15 (25-minute delay). First Bank is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$89.4 million and employs 225 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $275,064,672
  • P/E ratio: 8.2267
  • PEG ratio: 0

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13. Premier Financial Bancorp (PFBI)

As of September 17, 2021, Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc. was acquired by Peoples Bancorp Inc. Premier Financial Bancorp, Inc.

Premier Financial Bancorp stock opened the day at $16.49 after a previous close of $16.29. The latest price was $16.69 (25-minute delay). Premier Financial Bancorp is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$74.2 million and employs 337 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $263,382,736
  • P/E ratio: 11.3312
  • PEG ratio: 0

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14. Towne Bank (TOWN)

TowneBank provides retail and commercial banking services for individuals, commercial enterprises, and professionals. The company operates through three segments: Banking, Realty, and Insurance. It accepts various deposits, including demand deposits, savings accounts, money rate savings, certificates of deposit, and individual retirement accounts.

Towne Bank stock opened the day at $30.13 after a previous close of $29.37. The latest price was $30.47 (25-minute delay). Towne Bank is listed on the NASDAQ, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$667 million and employs 2,835 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,068,168,832
  • P/E ratio: 11.2817
  • PEG ratio: 0

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15. SunTrust Banks (STI)

SunTrust Banks, Inc. operates as the holding company for SunTrust Bank that provides various financial services for consumers, businesses, corporations, institutions, and not-for-profit entities in the United States. It operates in two segments, Consumer and Wholesale.

SunTrust Banks is listed on the NYSE and employs 22,709 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $31,140,524,032
  • P/E ratio: 12.8443
  • PEG ratio: 1.63

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How to buy bank stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these bank stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like BAC or C.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the bank stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the banking industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

The value of any investment can go up or down depending on news, trends and market conditions. We are not investment advisers, so do your own due diligence to understand the risks before you invest.

Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in bank stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — bank stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the banking industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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