Wall Street analysts expect PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PNC) to announce $4.18 billion in sales for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks. Five analysts have issued estimates for PNC Financial Services Group’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $4.26 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $4.10 billion. PNC Financial Services Group posted sales of $3.87 billion during the same quarter last year, which suggests a positive year-over-year growth rate of 8%. The business is expected to issue its next earnings results on Friday, January 12th.

On average, analysts expect that PNC Financial Services Group will report full year sales of $4.18 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $16.17 billion to $16.48 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts anticipate that the firm will report sales of $17.14 billion per share, with estimates ranging from $16.78 billion to $17.55 billion. Zacks’ sales calculations are an average based on a survey of sell-side research analysts that cover PNC Financial Services Group.

PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 13th. The financial services provider reported $2.16 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $2.13 by $0.03. PNC Financial Services Group had a return on equity of 9.29% and a net margin of 24.61%. The business had revenue of $4.13 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.09 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.84 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% on a year-over-year basis.

PNC has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Wells Fargo & Company set a $135.00 price objective on PNC Financial Services Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, October 19th. Sanford C. Bernstein restated a “market perform” rating and set a $134.00 price target on shares of PNC Financial Services Group in a research note on Tuesday, October 3rd. Citigroup restated a “neutral” rating and set a $144.00 price target (up previously from $125.00) on shares of PNC Financial Services Group in a research note on Monday, October 9th. Stephens downgraded PNC Financial Services Group from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, October 5th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, J P Morgan Chase & Co restated an “overweight” rating and set a $139.50 price target (up previously from $138.50) on shares of PNC Financial Services Group in a research note on Friday, October 6th. Sixteen investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, seven have assigned a buy rating and two have assigned a strong buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $135.93.

PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) traded up $0.49 on Thursday, hitting $141.00. The stock had a trading volume of 2,580,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,615,569. PNC Financial Services Group has a fifty-two week low of $110.68 and a fifty-two week high of $143.16. The stock has a market cap of $67,087.94, a P/E ratio of 17.22, a P/E/G ratio of 1.88 and a beta of 0.90. The company has a current ratio of 0.92, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Sunday, November 5th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, October 17th were given a dividend of $0.75 per share. The ex-dividend date was Monday, October 16th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.13%. PNC Financial Services Group’s payout ratio is 36.63%.

In other PNC Financial Services Group news, insider E William Parsley III sold 25,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, November 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.68, for a total transaction of $3,467,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Karen L. Larrimer sold 3,135 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.98, for a total value of $429,432.30. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 20,449 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,801,104.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 37,640 shares of company stock valued at $5,196,952 over the last ninety days. 0.43% of the stock is owned by insiders.

A number of institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of PNC. AXA lifted its holdings in shares of PNC Financial Services Group by 2.1% in the 3rd quarter. AXA now owns 337,039 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $45,423,000 after buying an additional 6,903 shares during the period. Wagner Bowman Management Corp lifted its holdings in shares of PNC Financial Services Group by 16.7% in the 3rd quarter. Wagner Bowman Management Corp now owns 2,993 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $403,000 after buying an additional 428 shares during the period. Shelton Capital Management lifted its holdings in shares of PNC Financial Services Group by 5.6% in the 3rd quarter. Shelton Capital Management now owns 21,881 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,949,000 after buying an additional 1,160 shares during the period. Steward Partners Investment Advisory LLC acquired a new stake in shares of PNC Financial Services Group in the 3rd quarter valued at approximately $504,000. Finally, Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio lifted its holdings in shares of PNC Financial Services Group by 3.6% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 356,301 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $48,019,000 after buying an additional 12,265 shares during the period. 81.57% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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PNC Financial Services Group Company Profile

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc is a diversified financial services company. The Company has businesses engaged in retail banking, including residential mortgage, corporate and institutional banking and asset management. The Company operates through four segments: Retail Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asset Management Group, and BlackRock.

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