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Best Performing Bank Stocks of 2020

Updated Dec 31, 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 Dec 31, 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) Silvergate Capital Corp (SI) 2) Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (LOB) 3) SVB Financial Group (SIVB) 4) Merchants Bancorp (MBIN) 5) Deutsche Bank AG (DB)
 6) Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (TBK) 7) Alerus Financial Corporation (ALRS) 8) First Republic Bank (FRC) 9) Randolph Bancorp, Inc. (RNDB) 10) First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK)
There's more... See price performance, YTD-gains, market-cap and other details of all the 368 Bank stocks with sorting features in a tabular format. Alternatively, one can also explore the List of Top Bank ETFs.

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

Silvergate Capital

Silvergate Capital Corporation operates as a bank holding company for Silvergate Bank that provides banking products and services to business and individual clients in the United States and internationally. It offers deposit products, including interest and noninterest bearing demand accounts, money market and savings accounts, and certificates of deposit accounts. The company also provides one-to-four ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Silvergate Capital.
The La Jolla, CA-headquartered company Silvergate Capital Corp (SI) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Bank of 2020. The Financial Services sector business falls under the Major Banks industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Silvergate Capital has changed by 367.06 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $15.91 per share and year-to-date closing price of $74.31 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $297.02 million to $1.39 billion during the same period. Along with Bank, the company is also in the business of Financial Services, Major Banks, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Silvergate Capital continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and a few other larger indexes which are part of the stock market.

Live Oak Bancshares

Live Oak Bancshares, Inc., incorporated on December 18, 2008, is a bank holding company. The Company conducts business operations primarily through its commercial bank subsidiary, Live Oak Banking Company (the ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Live Oak Bancshares.
During the given months of the year 2020, Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (LOB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 149.66 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 North Carolina, NC-based Live Oak Bancshares closed at a price of $19.01 per share, while it traded at a price of $47.46 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $765.86 million to $1.92 billion 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 Major Banks sector business.

SVB Financial

SVB Financial Group, a diversified financial services company, provides various banking and financial products and services. Its Global Commercial Bank segment offers deposit products, such as busines ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of SVB Financial.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by SVB Financial Group (SIVB) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in California, CA, the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Banks. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of SVB Financial has so far gained 54.49 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $251.04 per share and year-to-date price of $387.83 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $12.95 billion to $20.09 billion. The stock of SVB Financial continues to be a major constituent of many leading stock indexes which include Wilshire 5000 index, S&P 500 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Merchants Bancorp

Merchants Bancorp operates as a diversified bank holding company in the United States. It operates in three segments: Multi-family Mortgage Banking, Mortgage Warehousing, and Banking. The Multi-family Mortgage Banking segment originates and services government sponsored mortgages for multi-family an ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Merchants Bancorp.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands Merchants Bancorp (MBIN), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $19.71 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $27.63 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. It translates to a change of 40.18 percentage. The Carmel, IN-headquartered Financial Services sector company also saw its market value change from $564.08 million to $794.24 million. The Financial Services 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.

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.
The Frankfurt am Main, -based Finance sector company Deutsche Bank AG (DB) holds the number five spot among the best performing stocks of the Bank sector. Classified as the Major Banks business, the stock price of Deutsche Bank AG ended the previous year at a price of $7.78 per share while it reached the level of $10.9 apiece as of Dec 31, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 40.1%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $22.72 billion.

Triumph Bancorp

Triumph Bancorp, Inc., incorporated on November 10, 2003, is a financial holding company. Through its bank subsidiary, TBK Bank, SSB (TBK Bank), the Company offers traditional banking services, as well ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Triumph Bancorp.
The Texas, TX-based Triumph Bancorp, Inc. (TBK) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Major Banks company. The stock of Triumph Bancorp ended the previous year at a price of $38.02 per share. As of Dec 31, 2020, the stock price has reached $48.55 apiece, which indicates a change of 27.7 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 $965.35 million. It has now changed to $1.21 billion as of writing. Triumph Bancorp continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Wilshire 5000 index, Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

Alerus Financial Corp

Alerus offers banking, mortgage, wealth management, and retirement services. Alerus Financial Corporation, marketed as simply Alerus, is a chain of financial institutions headquartered in Grand Forks, North Dakota, with locations in North Dakota, Minnesota and Arizona. Alerus offers banking, mortgage, wealth management, and retirement services. The Bank offers saving accounts, payments, cards, retireme ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Alerus Financial Corp.
Alerus Financial Corporation (ALRS) has moved by 25.84 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 $21.75 apiece to the price of $27.37 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Dec 31, 2020. The smart run of the North Dakota-based Diversified Financial Services sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $370.15 million to $468.63 million over the same duration. Alerus Financial Corp is a key member of many popular stock market indexes. They include Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

First Republic Bank

First Republic Bank, incorporated on October 15, 2009, is a commercial bank and trust company. The Bank specializes in providing services, including private banking, private business banking, real estate lending ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of First Republic Bank.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Bank sector is taken by First Republic Bank (FRC). The company's stock price changed from $117.45 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $146.93 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 25.1 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the San Francisco, California-based Finance sector company was from $19.79 billion to $25.3 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, S&P 500 index, and a handful of other multi-capitalization indexes.

Randolph Bancorp

Randolph Bancorp, Inc. operates as the bank holding company for Envision Bank that provides financial services to individuals, families, and small to mid-size businesses in Massachusetts, Rhode Island ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of Randolph Bancorp.
Based on the market-cap change from $99.96 million to $121.85 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $17.65 per share to a price of $22.06 per share as of Dec 31, 2020, Randolph Bancorp, Inc. (RNDB) was successful in generating YTD returns of 24.99 percentage. Standing at the number nine rank in the top performing list of Bank stocks, the Massachusetts, MA-based Randolph 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.

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.
First Connecticut Bancorp (FBNK) generated percentage returns of 23.6 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $8.9 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $11 per share as of Dec 31, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $239.62 million to $295.99 million during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Banks sub-category. Based in Connecticut, CT, 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.
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