Investors sold shares of PNC Financial Services Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) on strength during trading on Friday. $96.68 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $164.24 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $67.56 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, PNC Financial Services Group had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. PNC Financial Services Group traded up $0.35 for the day and closed at $151.84

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on PNC. ValuEngine lowered shares of PNC Financial Services Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of PNC Financial Services Group in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Credit Suisse Group upped their price target on shares of PNC Financial Services Group from $135.00 to $137.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of PNC Financial Services Group from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $154.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, October 31st. Finally, Instinet reaffirmed a “neutral” rating and set a $132.00 price target (up previously from $129.00) on shares of PNC Financial Services Group in a research note on Saturday, September 30th. Seventeen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $142.33.

The company has a market cap of $72,245.63, a P/E ratio of 14.60, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.51 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.

PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) last announced its earnings results on Friday, January 12th. The financial services provider reported $2.29 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.20 by $0.09. PNC Financial Services Group had a net margin of 24.61% and a return on equity of 9.29%. The business had revenue of $4.26 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.15 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.97 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.0% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that PNC Financial Services Group Inc will post 9.89 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, February 5th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, January 17th will be paid a $0.75 dividend. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.98%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, January 16th. PNC Financial Services Group’s dividend payout ratio is currently 17.79%.

In related news, insider Wyk Steven C. Van sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s 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 transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Karen L. Larrimer sold 3,135 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, October 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $136.98, for a total transaction of $429,432.30. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 20,449 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,801,104.02. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 108,523 shares of company stock worth $15,392,168. Insiders own 0.43% of the company’s stock.

Hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH increased its stake in PNC Financial Services Group by 217.5% in the 3rd quarter. Meag Munich Ergo Kapitalanlagegesellschaft MBH now owns 184,620 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $24,901,000 after buying an additional 126,480 shares during the period. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. increased its stake in PNC Financial Services Group by 20.5% in the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 7,253 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $906,000 after buying an additional 1,235 shares during the period. California Public Employees Retirement System increased its stake in PNC Financial Services Group by 1.6% in the 3rd quarter. California Public Employees Retirement System now owns 1,407,491 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $189,688,000 after buying an additional 22,434 shares during the period. Davis Selected Advisers increased its stake in PNC Financial Services Group by 1.7% in the 2nd quarter. Davis Selected Advisers now owns 307,362 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $38,380,000 after buying an additional 5,262 shares during the period. Finally, AXA increased its stake in PNC Financial Services Group by 2.1% in the 3rd quarter. AXA now owns 337,039 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $45,423,000 after buying an additional 6,903 shares during the period. 81.49% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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About PNC Financial Services Group

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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