Jefferies Keeps a Hold Rating on PNC Financial

By Jason Carr

Jefferies analyst Ken Usdin reiterated a Hold rating on PNC Financial (NYSE: PNC) yesterday and set a price target of $136. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $128.19, close to its 52-week high of $133.26.

According to, Usdin is a top 100 analyst with an average return of 16.4% and a 69.5% success rate. Usdin covers the Financial sector, focusing on stocks such as Government Properties Income Trust, Old National Bancorp Capital, and Discover Financial Services.

PNC Financial has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $130.44.

Based on PNC Financial’s latest earnings report for the quarter ending June 30, the company posted quarterly revenue of $4.53 billion and quarterly net profit of $1.08 billion. In comparison, last year the company earned revenue of $3.94 billion and had a net profit of $960 million.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 101 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. Most recently, in July 2017, Michael J. Hannon, the EVP of PNC sold 24,111 shares for a total of $3,048,836.

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PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. engages in the provision of diversified financial services, including retail and business banking; residential mortgage banking; specialized services for corporations and government entities, including corporate banking, real estate finance and asset-backed lending; wealth management and asset management. It operates through the following segments: Retail Banking, Corporate & Institutional Banking, Asset Management Group, Residential Mortgage Banking, BlackRock and Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio. The Retail Banking segment provides deposit, lending, brokerage, trust, investment management, and cash management services to consumer and small business customers within its primary geographic markets. The Corporate & Institutional segment provides lending, treasury management, and capital markets-related products and services to mid-sized corporations, government and not-for-profit entities, and selectively to large corporations. The Asset Management Group segment includes personal wealth management for high net worth and ultra high net worth clients and institutional asset management. The Residential Mortgage Banking segment directly originates primarily first lien residential mortgage loans on a nationwide basis with a significant presence within the retail banking footprint, and also originates loans through majority and minority owned affiliates. Mortgage loans represent loans collateralized by one-to-four-family residential real estate. The BlackRock segment manages assets on behalf of institutional and individual investors worldwide through a variety of equity, fixed income, multi-asset class, alternative and cash management separate accounts and funds, including iShares. The Non-Strategic Assets Portfolio segment offers commercial residential development loans, cross-border leases, consumer brokered home equity loans, retail mortgages, non-prime mortgages, and residential construction loans. The company was founded in 1983 and is headquartered in Pittsburgh, PA.