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Best Performing Bank Stocks of 2019

Updated Aug 8, 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 Aug 8, 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) Stewardship Financial Corp (SSFN) 3) Macro Bank Inc. (BMA) 4) DNB Financial Corp (DNBF) 5) HopFed Bancorp, Inc. (HFBC)
 6) Entegra Financial Corp. (ENFC) 7) Summit Financial Group, Inc. (SMMF) 8) BanColombia S.A. (CIB) 9) Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) 10) OFG Bancorp (OFG)
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 Aug 8, 2019, the stock price has reached $12.05 apiece, which indicates a change of 131.73 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 $151.04 million as of writing.

Stewardship Financial

Stewardship Financial Corporation, incorporated on January 1, 1995, is a one-bank holding company for Atlantic Stewardship Bank (the Bank). The Companys principal business is the ownership and supervision of the ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
Rank number two in the coveted list is held by Stewardship Financial Corp (SSFN) for being among the top performing stocks of 2019. Headquartered in New Jersey, NJ, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Banks. Since the start of the year 2019, stock of Stewardship Financial has so far gained 69.34 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $9.1 per share and year-to-date price of $15.41 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $79.14 million to $134.29 million. The stock of Stewardship 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.

Macro Bank

Banco Macro S.A., incorporated on October 8, 1996, offers traditional bank products and services to companies, including those operating in regional economies, as well as to individuals. In addition, the ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
During the given months of the year 2019, Macro Bank Inc. (BMA) was successful in generating YTD returns of 56.4 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 Argentina-based Macro Bank closed at a price of $44.22 per share, while it traded at a price of $69.16 per share as of Aug 8, 2019. The company's market cap changed from $2.84 billion to $4.41 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Commercial Banks sector business.

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.
DNB Financial Corp (DNBF) has moved by 50.16 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 $28.49 apiece to the price of $42.78 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 8, 2019. The smart run of the Pennsylvania, PA-based Major Banks sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $123.12 million to $188.6 million over the same duration. DNB Financial is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Wilshire 5000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $85.31 million to $129.85 million during the given months of the year 2019 and the share price change from $13.29 per share to a price of $19.53 per share as of Aug 8, 2019, HopFed Bancorp, Inc. (HFBC) was successful in generating YTD returns of 46.95 percentage. Standing at the number five rank in the top performing list of Bank stocks, the Kentucky, KY-based HopFed Bancorp 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, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

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.
The North Carolina, NC-headquartered company Entegra Financial Corp. (ENFC) is ranked number six among the best performing stocks of Bank of 2019. The Finance sector business falls under the Banks industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2019, the stock price of Entegra Financial has changed by 43.86 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $20.75 per share and year-to-date closing price of $29.85 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $143.54 million to $206.64 million during the same period. Along with Bank, the company is also in the business of Finance, Banks, Financial Services, Regional US Banks, among other usual products and services. Entegra Financial 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 $25.86 per share as of Aug 8, 2019. It translates to a change of 33.92 percentage. The West Virginia, WV-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $248.44 million to $327.7 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.

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 (CIB) generated percentage returns of 32.73 percent during the 2019 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $38.1 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $50.57 per share as of Aug 8, 2019. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $32.85 billion to $11.08 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Commercial Banks sub-category. Based in MedellĂ­n, Colombia, 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.

Washington Federal

Washington Federal, Inc., incorporated on November 15, 1994, is a bank holding company. The Company conducts its operations through a federally insured national bank subsidiary, Washington Federal, National Association (the ... see Detailed Company Profile and Dividend History.
The Washington, WA-based Finance sector company Washington Federal, Inc. (WAFD) holds the nine spot among the best performing stocks of the Bank sector. Classified as the Major Banks business, the stock price of Washington Federal ended the previous year at a price of $26.71 per share while it reached the level of $35.36 apiece as of Aug 8, 2019 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 32.38%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $2.81 billion. Few leading stock market index includes Washington Federal in their constituent list. They include Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

OFG Bancorp

OFG Bancorp, incorporated on June 19, 1996, is a financial holding company. The Company is engaged in providing banking and financial services through its subsidiaries. The Company operates through three ... 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 OFG Bancorp (OFG). The company's stock price changed from $16.46 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $21.4 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 30.01 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Puerto Rico-based Finance sector company was from $847.74 million to $1.1 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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