Investors sold shares of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PNC) on strength during trading on Friday. $22.31 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $48.56 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $26.25 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) had the 25th highest net out-flow for the day. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) traded up $0.36 for the day and closed at $132.85

A number of equities analysts have recently weighed in on the company. Nomura increased their price target on PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) from $129.00 to $132.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Thursday, September 28th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $136.00 target price on shares of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Robert W. Baird restated a “buy” rating and issued a $135.00 price target on shares of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) in a research note on Sunday, October 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies boosted their target price on PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) from $134.00 to $147.00 and gave the stock an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “buy” rating on shares of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) in a report on Monday, October 16th. Sixteen 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 company. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $135.93.

The stock has a market capitalization of $63,460.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.12, a P/E/G ratio of 1.76 and a beta of 0.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24, a current ratio of 0.92 and a quick ratio of 0.92.

PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) (NYSE:PNC) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 13th. The financial services provider reported $2.16 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $2.13 by $0.03. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) had a net margin of 24.61% and a return on equity of 9.29%. The business had revenue of $4.13 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.09 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.84 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.7% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts predict that PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. will post 8.43 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Sunday, November 5th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, October 17th were paid a $0.75 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Monday, October 16th. This represents a $3.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.26%. PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 36.54%.

In related news, insider Wyk Steven C. Van sold 5,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, October 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $135.00, for a total value of $675,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Orlando C. Esposito sold 4,505 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.85, for a total transaction of $625,519.25. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 12,640 shares of company stock valued at $1,729,952 over the last quarter. 0.43% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Coastline Trust Co increased its stake in shares of PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) by 19.8% in the 3rd quarter. Coastline Trust Co now owns 3,395 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $457,000 after acquiring an additional 560 shares in the last quarter. Davis Selected Advisers grew its position in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) by 0.9% during the 3rd quarter. Davis Selected Advisers now owns 310,032 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $41,783,000 after purchasing an additional 2,670 shares during the last quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. grew its position in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) by 4.1% during the 3rd quarter. Moors & Cabot Inc. now owns 13,653 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,837,000 after purchasing an additional 538 shares during the last quarter. Cypress Capital Group purchased a new stake in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) during the 3rd quarter valued at about $290,000. Finally, Cetera Advisors LLC grew its position in PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The) by 53.8% during the 3rd quarter. Cetera Advisors LLC now owns 2,921 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $391,000 after purchasing an additional 1,022 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 81.19% of the company’s stock.

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About PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (The)

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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