PNC Financial Services Group (PNC) Given Daily Media Impact Rating of 0.47

News stories about PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) have trended positive this week, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. PNC Financial Services Group earned a media sentiment score of 0.47 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.0715288218192 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

PNC has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Nomura raised their price objective on PNC Financial Services Group from $132.00 to $135.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Zacks Investment Research cut PNC Financial Services Group from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, October 30th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. raised their price objective on PNC Financial Services Group from $139.50 to $140.50 and gave the company an “overweight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, November 1st. Piper Jaffray Companies reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $151.00 price objective on shares of PNC Financial Services Group in a research note on Monday, December 4th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co set a $149.00 price objective on PNC Financial Services Group and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, December 20th. Eighteen analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $145.98.

Shares of PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) traded down $0.78 on Friday, reaching $159.08. 2,134,846 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,550,000. The company has a quick ratio of 0.93, a current ratio of 0.94 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.24. PNC Financial Services Group has a twelve month low of $115.25 and a twelve month high of $160.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $75,690.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 15.25, a PEG ratio of 1.49 and a beta of 0.93.

PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE:PNC) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 12th. The financial services provider reported $2.29 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $2.20 by $0.09. PNC Financial Services Group had a net margin of 29.60% and a return on equity of 9.52%. The business had revenue of $4.26 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.15 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.97 earnings per share. PNC Financial Services Group’s quarterly revenue was up 10.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that PNC Financial Services Group will post 10.44 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Monday, February 5th. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, January 17th were issued a $0.75 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Tuesday, January 16th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.89%. PNC Financial Services Group’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 28.76%.

In other PNC Financial Services Group news, insider E William Parsley III sold 25,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, November 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $138.68, for a total value of $3,467,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, insider Wyk Steven C. Van sold 5,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, December 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $140.98, for a total transaction of $704,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 103,894 shares of company stock valued at $14,897,513 over the last 90 days. 0.43% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

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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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