PNC Financial (PNC) Beats on EPS, Misses Revenue

The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) shares are up 88c to $94.50 in pre-market trading Wednesday after the financial services company reported its first quarter 2015 earnings results.

The regional bank operator reported earnings of $1.75 per share on revenues of $3.73 billion, down 1.2% from a year ago. Analysts were expecting EPS of $1.71 on revenues of $3.75 billion.

On valuation measures, PNC Financial Services Group Inc. shares, which currently have an average 3-month trading volume of 2.7 million shares, trade at a trailing-12 P/E of 12.83, a forward P/E of 11.85 and a P/E to growth ratio of 2.19. The median Wall Street price target on the name is $98.00 with a high target of $113.00. Currently ticker boasts 8 ‘Buy’ endorsements, compared to 20 ’Holds’ and no ‘Sell’.

Profitability-wise, PNC has a t-12 profit and operating margin of 27.71% and 37.17%, respectively. The $48.75 billion market cap company reported total assets of $351 billion at March 31, 2015 compared with $345.1 billion at Dec. 31, 2014 and $323.4 billion at March 31, 2014.

PNC currently prints a one year return of about 18% and a year-to-date return of around 3.80%.

PNC Financial Services Group Inc. operates as a diversified financial services company in the United States. The firm was founded in 1922 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.

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