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Best Performing Bank Stocks of 2020

Updated Aug 5, 2020
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 2020 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 5, 2020, and the top 10 return generating Bank stocks are listed below.
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Top Bank Stocks With Highest Returns

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) First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK) 2) Deutsche Bank AG (DB) 3) OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (OPHC) 4) Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (MELR) 5) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBANN)
 6) Western Alliance Bancorporation (WALA) 7) Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (TCBIL) 8) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBANO) 9) Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (SYBT) 10) Citizens Holding Company (CIZN)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 358 Bank stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Bank ETFs.

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Performance of Top Bank Stocks

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

First Connecticut Bancorp

First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FCB), incorporated on January 27, 2011, is a stock holding company. The Company operates through its subsidiary, Farmington Bank (the Bank), which is a full-service community ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of First Connecticut Bancorp.
The Connecticut, CT-headquartered company First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Bank of 2020. The Finance sector business falls under the Banks industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of First Connecticut Bancorp has changed by 23.6 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $8.9 per share and year-to-date closing price of $11 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $239.62 million to $295.99 million during the same period. Along with Bank, the company is also in the business of Finance, Banks, among other usual products and services.

Deutsche Bank AG

Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft provides investment, financial, and related products and services to private individuals, corporate entities, and institutional clients worldwide. It operates through three segm ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Deutsche Bank AG.
During the given months of the year 2020, Deutsche Bank AG (DB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 20.05 percentage which helped it gain the number two spot in the list of the top performing stocks which generated maximum returns during year 2020 till date. As of December of the previous year, the stock of the Frankfurt am Main, -based Deutsche Bank AG closed at a price of $7.78 per share, while it traded at a price of $9.34 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $16.07 billion to $19.1 billion during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Major Banks sector business.

OptimumBank

OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for OptimumBank that provides a range of consumer and commercial banking services to individuals and businesses. The company accepts dem ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of OptimumBank.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by OptimumBank Holdings, Inc. (OPHC) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Florida, FL, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Banks. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of OptimumBank has so far gained 5.45 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $2.75 per share and year-to-date price of $2.9 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $5.3 million to $8.56 million.

Melrose Bancorp

Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (Melrose Bancorp), incorporated on February 21, 2014, is the bank holding company of Melrose Cooperative Bank (the Bank). The Bank is a Massachusetts-chartered cooperative bank. The Bank ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Melrose Bancorp.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (MELR), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $24.65 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $24.96 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. It translates to a change of 1.26 percentage. The Massachusetts, MA-headquartered Finance sector company also saw its market value change from $57.26 million to $58 million.

Huntington Bancshares

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington), incorporated on April 14, 1966, is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, including its bank subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank (the Bank), the Company provides ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Huntington Bancshares.
The Ohio, OH-based Finance sector company Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBANN) holds the number five spot among the best performing stocks of the Bank sector. Classified as the Major Banks business, the stock price of Huntington Bancshares ended the previous year at a price of $26.12 per share while it reached the level of $26.3 apiece as of Aug 5, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 0.69%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $28.67 billion.

Western Alliance Bancorporation

Western Alliance Bancorporation, incorporated on May 29, 2014, is a bank holding company. The Company provides a range of deposit, lending, treasury management, international banking and online banking products and ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Western Alliance Bancorporation.
The Nevada, NV-based Western Alliance Bancorporation (WALA) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Major Banks company. The stock of Western Alliance Bancorporation ended the previous year at a price of $25.98 per share. As of Aug 5, 2020, the stock price has reached $25.7 apiece, which indicates a change of -1.08 percent making the company rank among the top performing stocks of the Bank for the year 2020 till date. At the end of the last year, company's market capitalization stood at $2.71 billion. It has now changed to $2.68 billion as of writing.

Texas Capital Bancshares

Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Texas Capital Bank, National Association that provides various banking products and services for commercial businesses, and prof ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Texas Capital Bancshares.
Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (TCBIL) has moved by -1.24 percentage over the given period of 2020-YTD, helping it gain a place at number seven among the top performing stocks. The Finance sector company managed to achieve the feat as its stock price changed from $25.87 apiece to the price of $25.55 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Aug 5, 2020. The smart run of the Texas, TX-based Major Banks sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $2.98 billion to $2.94 billion over the same duration.

Huntington Bancshares

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (Huntington), incorporated on April 14, 1966, is a bank holding company. Through its subsidiaries, including its bank subsidiary, The Huntington National Bank (the Bank), the Company provides ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Huntington Bancshares.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Bank sector is taken by Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBANO). The company's stock price changed from $26 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $25.57 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of -1.65 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Ohio, OH-based Finance sector company was from $13.5 billion to $13.28 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.

Stock Yards Bancorp

Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. operates as the holding company for Stock Yards Bank & Trust Company that provides commercial and personal banking services in Louisville, Indianapolis, and Cincinnati. Its d ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Stock Yards Bancorp.
Based on the market-cap change from $919.09 million to $914.16 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $41.06 per share to a price of $40.33 per share as of Aug 5, 2020, Stock Yards Bancorp, Inc. (SYBT) was successful in generating YTD returns of -1.78 percentage. Standing at the number nine rank in the top performing list of Bank stocks, the Kentucky, KY-based Stock Yards 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, Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

Citizens Holding

Citizens Holding Company operates as the bank holding company for The Citizens Bank of Philadelphia that provides a range of commercial and personal banking products and services. The company offers d ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Citizens Holding.
Citizens Holding (CIZN) generated percentage returns of -1.83 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $21.88 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $21.48 per share as of Aug 5, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $122.05 million to $120.08 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 Mississippi, MS, 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.
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