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Best Performing Bank Stocks of 2019

Updated Apr 18, 2019
Bulk of the financial sector is composed of banking companies and banking operations. Banks work on simple concept - take money from depositors and offer them a relatively lower rate of return, and use that capital for lending to the borrowers by charging them relatively higher interest. The differential between the offered deposit rate and loan rate accounts for the profit for the bank after deducting all kinds of charges including operational overheads and salaries paid to the banking staff. Additionally, banks may venture into related streams of investments and money management if allowed by regulators of the country. Such activities include cross-selling insurance and other financial products, offering trading services and other financial services.
American has a long list of banking stocks which are being traded on leading stock exchanges of the U.S. As of writing, FKnol has more than 460 banking stocks which belong to companies operating at regional, national or global levels, and also diversified in terms of retail banking, commercial banking, consumer banking and the other variants.
Among the big basket of Bank stocks, which ones generated the top returns this year? Which of those figured among the winners in the long list of Bank stocks?
This article provides a list of bank stocks which have generated top returns in the year 2019 so far. till date of writing. The list is prepared based on the percentage returns generated by the individual Bank stocks between the end of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019, and the top 10 return generating Bank stocks are listed below.
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Top Bank Stocks With Highest Returns

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The following list presents stocks of the companies which belong to the broader Bank sector or the stock market index, their corresponding prices as of given date, and the percentage gains realized:
 1) MFC Bancorp Ltd. (MFCB) 2) HopFed Bancorp, Inc. (HFBC) 3) Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (AVAL) 4) BanColombia S.A. (CIB) 5) Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. (BSMX)
 6) DNB Financial Corp (DNBF) 7) Summit Financial Group, Inc. (SMMF) 8) Century Bancorp, Inc. (CNBKA) 9) Citigroup Inc. (C) 10) First BanCorp. (FBP)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 463 Bank stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Bank ETFs.
Top 10 Bank Stocks All Bank Stocks All Bank ETFs Top Dividend-paying Bank Stocks

Performance of Top Bank Stocks

Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

MFC Bancorp

MFC Bancorp Ltd., a merchant banking company, provides various financial services for corporations and institutions worldwide. It operates through two segments, Merchant Banking and All Other. The com ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Canada-based MFC Bancorp Ltd. (MFCB) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Commercial Banks company. The stock of MFC Bancorp ended the previous year at a price of $5.2 per share. As of Apr 18, 2019, the stock price has reached $8.56 apiece, which indicates a change of 64.62 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Bank for the year 2019 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $65.18 million. It has now changed to $107.3 million as of writing.

HopFed Bancorp

HopFed Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Heritage Bank USA, Inc. that provides various banking products and services. The company accepts various deposit products, including money ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by HopFed Bancorp, Inc. (HFBC) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Kentucky, KY, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Banks. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of HopFed Bancorp has so far gained 48.38 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $13.29 per share and year-to-date price of $19.72 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $85.31 million to $119.33 million. The stock of HopFed Bancorp continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores

Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. provides a range of financial services and products to public and private sector customers in Colombia and Central America. The company's deposit products and services include ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores S.A. (AVAL) was successful in generating YTD returns of 39.66 percentage which helped it gain the number three spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2019 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Bogotá, -based Grupo Aval Acciones y Valores closed at a price of $5.9 per share, while it traded at a price of $8.24 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $131.46 billion to $183.6 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Commercial Banks sector business.

BanColombia

Bancolombia S.A. (Bancolombia), incorporated on November 22, 1984, is a financial institution, with presence in various jurisdictions, such as Colombia, Panama, El Salvador, Puerto Rico, Guatemala, the Cayman Islands and ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
BanColombia S.A. (CIB) has moved by 39.32 percentage over the given period of 2019-YTD, helping it gain a place at number four among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $38.1 apiece to the price of $53.08 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Apr 18, 2019. The smart run of the Medellín, Colombia-based Commercial Banks sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $32.85 billion to $49.74 billion over the same duration.

Grupo Financiero Santander

Banco Santander (México), S.A., Institución de Banca Múltiple, Grupo Financiero Santander México provides various banking products and services in Mexico. The company operates through Retail Banki ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $8.37 billion to $11.31 billion during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $6.16 per share to a price of $8.55 per share as of Apr 18, 2019, Grupo Financiero Santander Mexico S.A. B. de C.V. (BSMX) was successful in generating YTD returns of 38.8 percentage. Standing at the number five rank in the top performing list of Bank stocks, the Mexico-based Grupo Financiero Santander is categorized as the Commercial Banks sub-sector business which falls under the larger Finance sector.

DNB Financial

DNB Financial Corporation, incorporated on November 3, 1982, is a bank holding company for DNB First, National Association (the Bank). The Company operates through the Community Banking segment. The Bank ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Pennsylvania, PA-headquartered company DNB Financial Corp (DNBF) is ranked number six among the best performing stocks of Bank of 2019. The Finance sector business falls under the Major Banks industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of DNB Financial has changed by 35.66 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $28.49 per share and year-to-date closing price of $38.65 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $123.12 million to $167.26 million during the same period. Along with Bank, the company is also in the business of Finance, Major Banks, Financial Services, Regional US Banks, among other usual products and services. DNB Financial continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Summit Financial

Summit Financial Group, Inc. (Summit), incorporated on March 5, 1987, is a financial holding company. The Company provides community banking services primarily in the Eastern Panhandle and South Central regions ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
At number seven in the list of top stocks stands Summit Financial Group, Inc. (SMMF), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $19.31 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $26.14 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. It translates to a change of 35.37 percentage. The West Virginia, WV-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $248.44 million to $333.11 million. The Major Banks specialist also managed to outperform some of the major stock market indexes of which it is a part of. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Century Bancorp

Century Bancorp, Inc. operates as a bank holding company for Century Bank and Trust Company that provides banking products and services. The company accepts savings accounts, NOW accounts, demand depo ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Century Bancorp (CNBKA) generated percentage returns of 34.43 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $67.73 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $91.05 per share as of Apr 18, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $377.11 million to $506.96 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Major Banks sub-category. Based in Massachusetts, MA, the YTD performance of the Bank sector also fared better than that of the returns generated by some of the closley tracked stock market indexes. The company is a part of Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Citigroup

Citigroup Inc. (Citi), incorporated on March 8, 1988, is a financial services holding company. The Companys whose businesses provide consumers, corporations, governments and institutions with a range of financial products ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The New York, NY-based Finance sector company Citigroup Inc. (C) holds the nine spot among the best performing stocks of the Bank sector. Classified as the Major Banks business, the stock price of Citigroup ended the previous year at a price of $52.06 per share while it reached the level of $69.67 apiece as of Apr 18, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 33.83%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $161.11 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Citigroup in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

First BanCorp

First BanCorp. operates as a bank holding company for FirstBank Puerto Rico that provides a range of financial products and services to retail, commercial, and institutional clients. It operates throu ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The number ten spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Bank sector is taken by First BanCorp. (FBP). The company's stock price changed from $8.6 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $11.43 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 32.91 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Puerto Rico-based Finance sector company was from $1.86 billion to $2.47 billion. Being ranked in the top 10 best performing stocks of the Bank sector, the company also succeeded in outperforming the returns generated by some of the popular stock market indexes. They include the Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.
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