Analyst Ratings for PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Analysts covering PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (NYSE:PNC) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. About 30 days ago, PNC was issued an average rating of Overweight.

31 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 12 gave PNC a buy rating, 2 gave an overweight rating, 17 gave a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an decrease of 1 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PNC. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 146, implying potential capital gains of 14.29 percent. The lowest price target was 114, which equates to a potential downside of -10.76 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 1.44 percent. That number becomes 1.93 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 1.52 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.95 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 7 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 2 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 8 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

PNC has an estimated earnings growth rate of 6 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PNC is 2.71.

PNC has a 52-week high of 131.83 and a 52-week low of 81.35. Today's price is 57.03 percent above the 52-week low, and 3.1 percent lower than its 52-week high. PNC has a P/E ratio of 16.25. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PNC value stock report compares PNC to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $61.28 billion. PNC will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.