PNC Financial Services

  • This Bank Is Different

    By Vladimir Zernov - July 25, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, PNC, USB

    Most bank stocks have shown healthy growth this year. As the market becomes more and more elevated, the risks of a significant pullback increases. I’m moderately short-term bearish on many bank stocks this season as I think that although fundamentals are sound, the shares have gotten a little ahead of themselves. There is one bank that shows good dynamic, however – Bank of America (NYSE: BAC).

    Rising net interest margin more »

  • Are These Top Wednesday Earning Performers a Buy?

    By Brian Nichols - July 19, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, MAT, PNC, YHOO

    A stock’s reaction after earnings doesn’t necessarily mean that the performance reflects the fundamentals, so are these stocks a buy? In this piece, I am answering this question, looking for stocks to buy and add to my Motley Fool CAPS.

    Does Alibaba matter?

    Yahoo! (NASDAQ: YHOO) produced the biggest move of the day, a 10% gain, and was the most watched stock after earnings. The company slightly beat more »

  • Regional Banking Back to the Fore

    By Jacob Wolinsky - July 16, 2013 | Tickers: HBAN, PNC, BPOP

    At a time when major banking corporations are stifled by the expectations of stricter capital rules, regional banking stocks such as Popular (NASDAQ: BPOP), Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN), and PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) continue to make headway.

    To be on the right side of the fence, regional banks actually never lost their appeal, but they now stand an even greater chance of attracting bigger investors as many would be more »

  • This Bank is a Good Investment in the Long Run

    By Anh HOANG - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: JPM, PNC, WFC

    Since the beginning of the year, PNC Financial Services (NYSE: PNC) has had quite an outstanding performance, rising by around 30.20%, beating the S&P 500’s return of only 14.42%. Famous investors, including Richard Pzena, Brian Rogers and Mario Gabelli, have added more PNC shares to their portfolios in the first quarter of 2013. Is PNC still a sweet pick for us now? Let’s take a more »

  • Book Value Erosion a Concern for These Banking Stocks

    By Red Chip - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, PNC, WFC

    Interest rates have been on the rise since the start of the current year. While rising interest rates usually mean higher income and the resultant wider net interest margin for the US banks, it also means a drop in the book value of the fixed income instruments held by these banks.

    Let’s see which banks will be hurt the most and why.

    Rates on the rise despite QE

    The more »

  • Here's A Regional Bank That's Worth A Look

    By Matthew Frankel - July 1, 2013 | Tickers: HCBK, MTB, PNC, WFC

    M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) is a relatively large regional bank, with most of its operations concentrated in the Northeastern U.S. M&T has an excellent history of profitability, and didn’t even have one quarter in the red during the entire financial crisis, a claim even some of the “rock-solid” big banks can’t make. The company also is extremely well capitalized and has grown tremendously over the more »

  • 2 Regional Banks with Growing Potential

    By Victor Selva - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: BOKF, PNC, TCBI

    When the financial nation lost its bearings in 2007, many citizens turned to regional, local-owned institutions.  Basically, customers needed to trust their banking institutions. As a consequence, financial institutions like Pnc Financial Services (NYSE: PNC), Bok Financial (NASDAQ: BOKF), and Texas Capital Bancshares (NASDAQ: TCBI) experienced a pop in business.

    Regional going national

    Pnc is the largest of the three banks. It operates in 19 states and has 2,800 more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin Is Betting on This Financial Stock

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, JPM, PNC, USB, WFC

    Several weeks after the end of each quarter, hedge funds and other notable investors file 13Fs with the SEC to disclose many of their long equity positions in U.S. stocks as of the end of the previous quarter. We track these filings as a source of information to help us develop investing strategies (for example, we have found that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds generate more »

  • Should PNC Sell Its Stake in BlackRock?

    By Red Chip - June 27, 2013 | Tickers: BLK, COF, PNC, STI

    PNC Financial Services Group (NYSE: PNC), the second largest U.S regional bank not only faces stiff competition due to industry consolidation but tough economic times as well.

    PNC stock rushed up 19% during the current year. The bank faces a major decision. Let’s review the bank’s past performance and see what would be the implication of PNC Financial selling or not selling its BlackRock stake.

    Satisfactory earnings more »

  • Billionaire Ken Griffin’s Cheap Stock Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: AAPL, PNC, ALL, UTX, USB

    There are a number of ways for investors to make use of the information in quarterly 13F filings, despite the fact that the information is a bit behind by the time it is released. For one, we have found that the most popular small-cap stocks among hedge funds generate an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year, and think that other strategies are possible as well.

    We can more »

  • 4 Banks Making Headlines: Should You Buy In?

    By Bill Edson - June 14, 2013 | Tickers: C, FMER, HBAN, PNC

    Our economy is dependent on a healthy banking system. By many measures, especially capitalization, banks are healthier today than at any time in recent memory. But each bank sits in a unique situation relative to its particular history, culture, geography and size. I am going to look at a few leading banks today, with a focus on the Midwest.

    Adjusting to the new normal

    Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ: HBAN) is among more »

  • The Great Unanswered Question at This Bank

    By Chad Henage - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, COF, MTB, PNC

    If investors could take every earnings report at face value, picking stocks would be a lot easier. However, there are unending ways for companies to define, compare, and revise their numbers to make them look better. The other day I saw an earnings report with words like, excluding, adjusted, and corrected, and they were all used in conjunction to adjust a number. While not as egregious as “excluding, corrected, and more »

  • The Dilemma for Regional Banks

    By Varun Chandan - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: HBAN, PNC, USB | Editor's Choice

    Regional banks have emerged stronger after the financial crisis. However, most regional banks have been facing significant margin pressure as the Federal Reserve has kept interest rates at record low levels. While the low interest rate has helped in boosting lending activity, it has hurt banks’ margins. Although regional banks are hoping for a rise in interest rates, they face a dilemma. A sudden rise in interest rates could hurt more »

  • This Bank Has 3 Problems, But 1 Trumps Them All

    By Chad Henage - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, MTB, PNC

    It’s hard to argue with investing in a large bank that is growing at a decent rate. However, I’m here to do exactly that. Of the few problems facing M&T Bank (NYSE: MTB) today, only two of the four problems are fixable by harder work and better results. The other two problems are lurking behind the scenes, and that’s the biggest risk of all. Investors might more »

  • 2 Financial Stocks to Buy, 1 to Avoid

    By Red Chip - June 11, 2013 | Tickers: PNC, RF, STI

    The interest rate environment and loan growth are among the key determinants of the net interest margin of a bank. Due to low interest rates and macroeconomic conditions, 2013 may be a tough year for banking. Enhanced capital regulations resulted in higher regulatory costs, which in turn are pressurizing the banking efficiency ratio. This growing regulatory cost has more impact on smaller banks' margins as compared to mega banks. However more »

  • 5 Reasons This Bank Should Sell For More Than Book Value

    By Chad Henage - May 29, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, FITB, PNC, USB

    I don't always have the time to check out a stock that sounds interesting right away. I keep a watch list of stocks on hand, so I can go back later, and see if the company deserves my attention. In an article by Sean Williams of The Motley Fool, he mentioned Fifth Third (NASDAQ: FITB) as a bank that was doing well. I knew that I wasn't following more »

  • 3 Attractive Banking Stocks to Consider Now, 1 to Avoid

    By Bill Edson - May 23, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, PNC, RF, SUSQ

    Since last decade's banking crisis, among the nation's trillion-dollar asset banks there has been stratification both in terms of profitability and public reputation. Wells Fargo is always a winner. JPMorgan Chase has come next, then probably Citigroup, followed by Bank of America (NYSE: BAC) at the rear. I am going to take a look at Bank of America, this country's second-largest bank by assets, to see if more »

  • This Bank Needs to Turn Over More Rocks

    By Chad Henage - May 22, 2013 | Tickers: BBT, PNC, STI, USB

    I'm a big fan of Peter Lynch, and one statement that he made always sticks with me. He said that his stock picking method was all about turning over more rocks to find great companies -- in essence, if you don't try, you can't succeed. I'm wondering whether the bankers at SunTrust (NYSE: STI) need to be hit over the head with a rock to make this more »

  • An Insider Is Buying, Should You?

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - April 30, 2013 | Tickers: FITB, FMER, HBAN, KEY, PNC

    According to a Form 4 filed with the SEC, Russ Strobel, who is a member of FirstMerit's (NASDAQ: FMER) Board of Directors, directly acquired 5,000 shares of stock on April 25 at prices of about $17 per share. This gave him about 9,100 total shares of the $1.9 billion market cap Midwestern bank in his direct holdings, a large increase in percentage terms.

    Why pay attention more »

  • 4 Financial Stocks to Consider As Housing Bounces Back

    By Bill Edson - April 23, 2013 | Tickers: BAC, JPM, PNC, WFC

    It’s official: Housing is back.

    After a six-year slump, real estate has finally started to bounce back across the country. Low mortgage rates and pent-up demand have coaxed buyers back into the market, and homeowners who list their houses are seeing more traffic.

    For those who still doubt that the long national real estate nightmare is over, I submit the following evidence: During the past year, home prices increased more »

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