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Best Performing Bank Stocks of 2020

Updated Sep 15, 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 Sep 15, 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) Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (LOB) 2) First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK) 3) Deutsche Bank AG (DB) 4) First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (FCNCP) 5) Merchants Bancorp (MBIN)
 6) Alerus Financial Corporation (ALRS) 7) Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBANN) 8) Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (MELR) 9) Silvergate Capital Corp (SI) 10) Texas Capital Bancshares, Inc. (TCBIL)
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Here's a look at the basic details and how the above mentioned stocks fared during the period:

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.
The North Carolina, NC-headquartered company Live Oak Bancshares, Inc. (LOB) is ranked number one among the best performing stocks of Bank of 2020. The Finance sector business falls under the Major Banks industrial sub-sector. Since the start of the year 2020, the stock price of Live Oak Bancshares has changed by 25.51 percent, which is calculated based on the previous year's closing price of $19.01 per share and year-to-date closing price of $23.86 per share as of writing. The market value of the company as indicated by its market-cap changed from $765.86 million to $967.12 million during the same period. Along with Bank, the company is also in the business of Finance, Major Banks, Financial Services, Savings & Cooperative Banks, Wilshire 5000, Russell 2000, among other usual products and services. Live Oak Bancshares 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.

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.
During the given months of the year 2020, First Connecticut Bancorp, Inc. (FBNK) was successful in generating YTD returns of 23.6 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 Connecticut, CT-based First Connecticut Bancorp closed at a price of $8.9 per share, while it traded at a price of $11 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's market cap changed from $239.62 million to $295.99 million during the same period YTD. The company is classified under the Finance industry sector and further specialized as a Banks sector business.

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.
Rank number three in the coveted list is held by Deutsche Bank AG (DB) for being among the top performing stocks of 2020. Headquartered in Frankfurt am Main, , the Finance sector company is categorized under the industrial sub-sector of Major Banks. Since the start of the year 2020, stock of Deutsche Bank AG has so far gained 16.97 percentage, based on the previous year's closing price of $7.78 per share and year-to-date price of $9.1 per share. During the same period, the market capitalization of the company changed from $16.07 billion to $18.83 billion.

First Citizens BancShares

First Citizens BancShares, Inc. operates as the holding company for First-Citizens Bank & Trust Company that provides retail and commercial banking services to ... see Detailed Company Profile, full Dividend History, and List of ETFs holding the stock of First Citizens BancShares.
At number four in the list of top stocks stands First Citizens BancShares, Inc. (FCNCP), which saw a change in its stock price from the level of $25.23 apiece during previous year December end to the price of $26.3 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. It translates to a change of 4.24 percentage. The Raleigh, North Carolina-headquartered Financial Services sector company also saw its market value change from $0 million to $0 million.

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.
The Carmel, IN-based Financial Services sector company Merchants Bancorp (MBIN) holds the number five spot among the best performing stocks of the Bank sector. Classified as the Financial Services business, the stock price of Merchants Bancorp ended the previous year at a price of $19.71 per share while it reached the level of $20.5 apiece as of Sep 15, 2020 translating to a percentage change in stock price of 4.01%. As of writing, the company's market-cap value stands at $589.29 million. Few leading stock market index includes Merchants Bancorp 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.

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.
The North Dakota-based Alerus Financial Corporation (ALRS) belongs to the Finance sector and is categorized as a Diversified Financial Services company. The stock of Alerus Financial Corp ended the previous year at a price of $21.75 per share. As of Sep 15, 2020, the stock price has reached $22.42 apiece, which indicates a change of 3.08 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 $370.15 million. It has now changed to $383.85 million as of writing. Alerus Financial Corp continues to be a leading constituent of many major stock market indexes like Russell 2000 index, and several other broader level multi-cap market indicators.

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.
Huntington Bancshares Incorporated (HBANN) has moved by 2.83 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 $26.12 apiece to the price of $26.86 per share between the end of December of the previous year and Sep 15, 2020. The smart run of the Ohio, OH-based Major Banks sector company lead to a handsome gain in its marketcap which changed from $28.47 billion to $29.28 billion over the same duration.

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.
The number eight spot in the list of top performing stocks of the Bank sector is taken by Melrose Bancorp, Inc. (MELR). The company's stock price changed from $24.65 per share at the end of December of the previous year to the price of $24.96 per share as of writing. Overall, the stock managed to realized price change of 1.26 percent during the given time period. The corresponding change in the market capitalization value of the Massachusetts, MA-based Finance sector company was from $57.26 million to $58 million. 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.

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.
Based on the market-cap change from $297.02 million to $297.89 million during the given months of the year 2020 and the share price change from $15.91 per share to a price of $15.95 per share as of Sep 15, 2020, Silvergate Capital Corp (SI) was successful in generating YTD returns of 0.25 percentage. Standing at the number nine rank in the top performing list of Bank stocks, the La Jolla, CA-based Silvergate Capital is categorized as the Major Banks sub-sector business which falls under the larger Financial Services 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 Russell 2000 index, and a few more broader-level indexes that are actively tracked in the market.

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 (TCBIL) generated percentage returns of 0.19 percent during the 2020 year-to-date. Its returns are based on the share price which moved from $25.87 per share from the previous year-end to the price of $25.92 per share as of Sep 15, 2020. The company's value, as indicated by the market-cap figure, changed from $2.98 billion to $2.99 billion during the same period.
The company is categorized as a Finance speciality business with further classification in the Major Banks sub-category. Based in Texas, TX, 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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