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Best Performing Bank Stocks of 2019

Updated Jun 3, 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 Jun 3, 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) DNB Financial Corp (DNBF) 3) Entegra Financial Corp. (ENFC) 4) HopFed Bancorp, Inc. (HFBC) 5) HomeStreet, Inc. (HMST)
 6) Century Bancorp, Inc. (CNBKA) 7) Summit Financial Group, Inc. (SMMF) 8) Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc. (HWBK) 9) Northeast Bancorp (NBN) 10) United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI)
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 Jun 3, 2019, the stock price has reached $12.5 apiece, which indicates a change of 140.38 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 $156.69 million as of writing.

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.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by DNB Financial Corp (DNBF) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in Pennsylvania, PA, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Banks. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of DNB Financial has so far gained 48.82 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $28.49 per share and year-to-date price of $42.4 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $123.12 million to $183.64 million. The stock of DNB Financial 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.

Entegra Financial

Entegra Financial Corp., incorporated on May 31, 2011, is the holding company for Entegra Bank. The Company provides a range of financial services through full-service offices located in Cherokee, Henderson, ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Entegra Financial Corp. (ENFC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 42.7 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 North Carolina, NC-based Entegra Financial closed at a price of $20.75 per share, while it traded at a price of $29.61 per share as of Jun 3, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $143.54 million to $204.88 million during the same period YTD. It ranks as a key constituent of major indexes that include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Banks sector business.

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.
HopFed Bancorp, Inc. (HFBC) has moved by 42.14 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 $13.29 apiece to the price of $18.89 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Jun 3, 2019. The smart run of the Kentucky, KY-based Major Banks sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $85.31 million to $114.52 million over the same duration. HopFed Bancorp is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

HomeStreet

HomeStreet, Inc., incorporated on August 18, 1921, is a financial services company serving customers primarily in the western United States, including Hawaii. The Company is principally engaged in real estate ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Based on the market-cap change from $573.1 million to $763.19 million during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $21.23 per share to a price of $28.3 per share as of Jun 3, 2019, HomeStreet, Inc. (HMST) was successful in generating YTD returns of 33.3 percentage. Standing at the number five rank in the top performing list of Bank stocks, the Seattle, Washington-based HomeStreet is categorized as the Major Banks sub-sector business which falls under the larger Finance sector. It is also a part of few famous stock indexes that are used to track the overall performance of the stock market. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

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.
The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered company Century Bancorp, Inc. (CNBKA) 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 Century Bancorp has changed by 30.77 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $67.73 per share and year-to-date closing price of $88.57 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $377.11 million to $493.15 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. Century Bancorp continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 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 $25.14 per share as of Jun 3, 2019. It translates to a change of 30.19 percentage. The West Virginia, WV-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $248.44 million to $0 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.

Hawthorn Bancshares

Hawthorn Bancshares, Inc., incorporated on October 23, 1992, is a bank holding company. The Companys activities are limited to ownership, indirectly through its subsidiary, Union State Bancshares, Inc. (Union), of ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Hawthorn Bancshares (HWBK) generated percentage returns of 27.34 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $21.03 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $26.78 per share as of Jun 3, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $126.19 million to $161.61 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 Missouri, MO, 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, and a few other wider multi-cap stock market indexes.

Northeast Bancorp

Northeast Bancorp operates as the bank holding company for Northeast Bank that provides banking products and services to individual and corporate customers in the United States. The company's deposit ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Maine, ME-based Finance sector company Northeast Bancorp (NBN) holds the nine spot among the best performing stocks of the Bank sector. Classified as the Major Banks business, the stock price of Northeast Bancorp ended the previous year at a price of $16.73 per share while it reached the level of $21.05 apiece as of Jun 3, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 25.82%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $190.32 million. Few leading stock market index includes Northeast Bancorp in their constituent list. They include Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

United Community Banks

United Community Banks, Inc. (United), incorporated on October 21, 1987, is a bank holding company. United conducts its operations through a community-focused operating model of separate community banks, which, as ... 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 United Community Banks, Inc. (UCBI). The company's stock price changed from $21.46 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $26.87 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 25.21 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Georgia, GA-based Finance sector company was from $1.7 billion to $2.12 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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