PNC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Wells Fargo In Good Shape, But The Street Knows It

    April 17, 2014
    There are worse things than owning a quality well-run business that Wall Street knows is well-run, but it isn't often a source ...
  2. Wells Fargo Managing The Slowdown Quite Well

    July 12, 2013
    This is a slow-growth environment for big banks, but Wells Fargo is mangaging the slowdown well.
  3. Stock Market News for June 28, 2013 - Market News

    June 28, 2013
    Benchmarks bolstered gains for the third consecutive day after several Fed presidents “downplayed” the Federal ...
  4. Balanced View on BankUnited - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2013
    On Jun 25, 2013, we reaffirmed our long-term recommendation on BankUnited at Neutral.
  5. Stock Market News for June 26, 2013 - Market News

    June 26, 2013
    Positive domestic economic reports along with encouraging results from a leading housing company drove major benchmarks into ...
  6. Stock Market News for June 25, 2013 - Market News

    June 25, 2013
    Benchmarks slumped on Monday following a sell-off in Chinese equity markets coupled with investor concerns about the Fed ...
  7. Comerica Reiterated At Neutral - Analyst Blog

    June 21, 2013
    On Jun 17, 2013, we reiterated our Neutral recommendation on Comerica Incorporated based on its better-than-expected first-quarter ...
  8. Neutral on U.S. Bancorp - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    On Jun 10, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on U.S. Bancorp at Neutral based on its attractive core franchisee, ...
  9. Balanced View on Fifth Third - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2013
    On Jun 11, 2013, we reiterated our long-term recommendation on Fifth Third Bancorp at Neutral based on its diversified traditional ...
  10. Mediocre Performance Clouding BB&T's Long-Term Value

    April 18, 2013
    I remain quite positive on BB&T shares, though I am more bullish than most sell-side analysts.
  11. A Big Bet On Cyber Security

    April 3, 2013
    As computers, cloud computing and data networks continue to be a part of our everyday lives, protecting them is quickly becoming ...
  12. Terreno Fortifies Liquidity - Analyst Blog

    January 21, 2013
    Last week, Terreno Realty Corporation (TRNO) - a real estate investment trust (REIT) - obtained a new term loan worth $5 ...
  13. First Niagara Needs To Lever Market Share Into Better Returns

    January 15, 2013
    First Niagra has share, but not a lot of value
  14. Stock Market News for January 14, 2013 - Market News

    January 14, 2013
    Benchmarks ended flat on Friday as investors were unwillingly to take positions ahead of earnings reports from major companies. ...
  15. Foreclosure Mess Finally Resolved - Analyst Blog

    January 8, 2013
    Homeowners whose properties were wrongly foreclosed as well as the entire housing sector can now breathe a sigh of relief. ...
  16. BB&T Reiterated at Neutral - Analyst Blog

    December 31, 2012
    We are maintaining our 'Neutral' recommendation on BB&T Corporation (BBT) based on its sound organic growth strategy and ...
  17. Stock Market News for December 24, 2012 - Market News

    December 24, 2012
    Boehner's "Plan B" failed to garner ample support from Republicans, dragging the benchmarks into negative territory on Friday. ...
  18. Stock Market News for December 21, 2012 - Market News

    December 21, 2012
    Benchmarks rebounded from initial losses and finished in the green after John Boehner's optimistic comments about reaching ...
  19. Stock Market News for December 19, 2012 - Market News

    December 19, 2012
    Benchmarks moved higher for the second consecutive day banking on optimism that Congress will find a solution to the Fiscal ...
  20. Stock Market News for December 18, 2012 - Market News

    December 18, 2012
    Investor sentiment was boosted by signs of progress in the Fiscal Cliff negotiations, driving the benchmarks higher on Monday. ...
  21. Crocs Modifies Credit Agreement - Analyst Blog

    December 13, 2012
    Crocs, Inc. (CROX) recently amended its existing revolving credit agreement. The amendment increased the size of the revolving ...
  22. Stock Market News for November 8, 2012 - Market News

    November 8, 2012
    Benchmarks suffered heavy losses on Wednesday following Barack Obama's victory, as investors' focus switched to the impending ...
  23. BB&T Takes A Disappointing Step Backwards

    October 19, 2012
    BB&T's disappointing cost growth and forecasted NIM compression hurts the stock.
  24. Financial Stocks, Including Deutsche, Making Big Moves on October ...

    October 16, 2012
    The market is currently up, with the Nasdaq moving up 1.1%, the S&P 500 rising 1% and the Dow climbing 1%. The financial ...
  25. Stock Market News for October 15, 2012 - Market News

    October 15, 2012
    Benchmarks lost their initial gains to end mostly flat as apprehensions about contracting profits of financial bellwethers ...
  26. PNC Financial and Other Big Movers In Financial on October 12, ...

    October 12, 2012
    This morning's trading has marked a bad day for the market so far. The Nasdaq has decreased 0.2%; the S&P 500 is trading ...
  27. Stock Market News for October 12, 2012 - Market News

    October 12, 2012
    Benchmarks failed to sustain initial gains, sparked off by a better-than-expected fall in initial claims, and ended flat. ...
  28. Stock Market News for October 11, 2012 - Market News

    October 11, 2012
    Alcoa's third quarter loss and its forecast of a dismal global economic situation dragged benchmarks into the red on Wednesday. ...
  29. PNC Financial and More Big Movers in Financial on October 2, ...

    October 2, 2012
    Currently, the Nasdaq has climbed 0.4%, the S&P 500 is trading up 0.1% and the Dow is down 0.2%. The financial sector is ...
  30. Fresh Claims Against Deutsche Bank - Analyst Blog

    September 28, 2012
    Troubles emanating from mortgage backed securities are far from over for Deutsche Bank AG (DB). A trustee for mortgage-bond ...
  31. Settlements for Citizens & TD Okayed - Analyst Blog

    September 24, 2012
    The U.S. District Judge in Miami has given the preliminary approval for the payment of a total of $199.5 million by The Toronto-Dominion ...
  32. Scotiabank Buys ING Direct - Analyst Blog

    August 30, 2012
    On Wednesday, The Bank Of Nova Scotia (BNS), popularly known as Scotiabank, announced a deal to purchase ING Direct Canada ...
  33. Mortgage Buybacks Costing Wells Fargo? - Analyst Blog

    August 8, 2012
    Mortgage repurchase claims could prove to be costly for Wells Fargo & Co. (WFC). According to its quarterly filing with the ...
  34. Stock Market News for August 3, 2012 - Market News

    August 3, 2012
    Investor expectations were dashed after the ECB's President Mario Draghi failed to live up to his commitment last week to ...
  35. Schwab to Redeem TruPS - Analyst Blog

    August 1, 2012
    On Tuesday, The Charles Schwab Corporation (SCHW) became the latest bank to announce the redemption of trust preferred securities ...
  36. Mortgage Buyback Hits First Horizon - Analyst Blog

    July 23, 2012
    Increase in reserves for government-sponsored entities (GSE) mortgage repurchases have resulted in First Horizon National ...
  37. Big Movers on the Financial Sector Today, Including ACTG

    July 20, 2012
    It's been a bad day for the market after the morning's trading. The Nasdaq has fallen 0.7%; the S&P 500 has slipped 0.7%; ...
  38. U.S. Bancorp Still Standing Out From The Crowd

    July 18, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp stays on track with another solid quarter.
  39. BlackRock Beats Ests, Revenue Down - Analyst Blog

    July 18, 2012
    BlackRock Inc.'s (BLK) second quarter 2012 adjusted earnings came in at $3.10 per share, substantially ahead of the Zacks ...
  40. Wells Fargo Doing Well, But How Long Will "Better" Take?

    July 17, 2012
    Wells Fargo is doing well, but leaving some wondering if it can do better.
  41. Fifth Third to Redeem TruPS, Again - Analyst Blog

    July 10, 2012
    On Monday, Fifth Third Bancorp (FITB) announced redemption of trust preferred securities (TruPS) worth $862.5 million yet ...
  42. BB&T Downgraded to Neutral - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    We lowered our recommendation on BB&T Corporation (BBT) to Neutral from Outperform despite the fact that it reported better-than-expected ...
  43. US Bancorp Settles Overdraft Suit - Analyst Blog

    July 3, 2012
    According to Reuters, U.S. Bancorp (USB) announced the settlement of a lawsuit, which was filed by its customers, by paying ...
  44. First Horizon to Incur Charge in 2Q - Analyst Blog

    June 26, 2012
    First Horizon National Corp. (FHN) expects to incur charges of $272 million in the second quarter of 2012 for mortgage repurchase ...
  45. Citigroup Too Cheap To Ignore

    May 26, 2012
    It appears that the market has become too pessimistic about Citigroup's future, as well as financials in general. At this ...
  46. New Normal for Bank Earnings

    April 28, 2012
    MoneyShow’s Jim Jubak reviews the recent earnings reports from the banks, and shares his conclusions on what this may ...
  47. SunTrust Regaining Trust

    April 25, 2012
    While SunTrust is still lagging some key rivals in terms of recovering from the depths of the credit crisis, loss rates continue ...
  48. U.S. Bancorp Shows How It's Done

    April 23, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp's return on equity for the quarter was 16.2% and about as high as investors are going to find in the banking ...
  49. Investing In Regional Banks

    April 13, 2012
    If you're planning on investing in regional banks with ETFs and stocks then you should be aware of the financial troubles ...
  50. Citizens Republic On The Road Back

    February 28, 2012
    Citizens Republic was almost buried, but the balance sheet is cleaner and the business is growing again.
  51. Appealing Dividend Income Potential From Fifth Third

    January 26, 2012
    Fifth Third has the capacity to significantly boost its dividend payout ratio.
  52. SunTrust Still Looking To Regain Investor Trust

    January 25, 2012
    SunTrust may be struggling now, but new investors could profit nicely should the company return to form.
  53. Further Upside Potential For U.S. Bancorp

    January 20, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp has recovered from the credit crisis and could see some organic growth and an increased demand for shares in ...
  54. M&T Bank Looking Like A Diesel

    January 19, 2012
    M&T needs more time to rebuild what was once a top-notch banking franchise.
  55. Wells Fargo Continues To Show Its Quality

    January 19, 2012
    Wells Fargo is emerging as one of the best of the new banking industry, and offers affordable, undervalued stock.
  56. M-Commerce Surges

    January 12, 2012
    2011 saw a substantial increase in purchases made via smartphones and tablets. Analysts expect this trend to continue through ...
  57. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  58. 8 Financial Stocks To Consider Before Wednesday

    October 18, 2011
    Here are eight companies that will be releasing their earnings on October 19.
  59. Royal Bank Finds Trading Tough

    August 31, 2011
    Royal Bank of Canada had a difficult quarter with its trading markets as well as a charge on the sale of its U.S. bank.
  60. Is The U.S. Going To Goose BMO's Growth?

    August 24, 2011
    BMO is posting solid results, but its growth strategy may be flawed and risky.
  61. More Pain Ahead For European Banks

    August 19, 2011
    Learn why you should avoid European banking stocks with PIIGS exposure.
  62. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&T is getting full credit from the Street.
  63. Patience Will Pay At Wells Fargo

    July 22, 2011
    Wells Fargo isn't showing much fast progress, but the company remains a long-term value.
  64. The Grind Goes On For Bank Of America

    July 20, 2011
    Bank of America is grinding through its mistakes.
  65. 3 Reasons To Own First Niagara Financial Group

    July 6, 2011
    First Niagara Financial Group's stock is up 4.5% thanks to a healthy dividend. Find out the details behind the gains.
  66. Rocky Brands: Not So Rocky Anymore!

    June 30, 2011
    Although micro-cap bootmaker Rocky Brands saw Q1 revenuedecline, gross and operating margins improved. Although its stock's ...
  67. Bank Revenues Threatened By New Interchange Fees

    April 26, 2011
    Proposed rules from the Federal Reserve on debit interchange fees received by banks will lead to sharp drops in revenue for ...
  68. Banks Hurt By Higher Loan Loss Provisions

    April 25, 2011
    Some banks reported higher loan loss provisions in the most recent quarter yet were profitable.
  69. Room For Bank Of New York Mellon To Run

    January 24, 2011
    There are some compelling reasons why the stock of Bank of New York Mellon could rise another 30% or from current levels.
  70. Big Banks To Boost Dividends

    December 14, 2010
    Many of the major banks announced their intentions to raise dividends. We take a look at which banks investors might be most ...
  71. M&T Bank Buys Scratch-And-Dent Wilmington Trust

    November 3, 2010
    M&T buys the struggling Wilmington Trust and its lucrative fee-based businesses. Can MTB bring a shine back to this fixer-upper?
  72. 3 Stocks Getting Upgrades Before Earnings Season

    October 6, 2010
    These three companies bring great momentum and higher price targets into fourth quarter reporting.
  73. The Tortured Mating Dance Of M&T And Santander

    September 29, 2010
    Sometimes deals aren't just about money. This particular one is about control and management too.
  74. Allied Irish Banks Tries To Avoid Trouble

    September 14, 2010
    Allied Irish needs a healthy operating environment, and that looks to be a ways off.
  75. Bank Of America And Citigroup - Credit Now Giveth

    July 20, 2010
    Investors need to look closely at bank earnings; not all beats are the same.
  76. ETFs For An Ugly Market

    February 9, 2010
    These three conservative ETFs that can provide investors rewards far beyond the risks.
  77. Bank Stock Buybacks Gone Wild

    January 6, 2010
    Many banks bought back an excess of stock during the boom times, something that they regretted when the recession hit.
  78. Bigger Isn't Always Better With Regional Banks

    December 10, 2009
    A look at two New England regional banks.
  79. Can SunTrust Be Trusted?

    September 10, 2009
    Shares of SunTrust have considerable upside and are not at all unreasonable in terms of current book value considerations.
  80. Active Blackrock Marries Passive Barclays - Can It Work?

    June 23, 2009
    Blackrock is buying Barclays Global Investors for $13 billion. Can this marriage of two completely different cultures work?
  81. Double-Digit Dividends: Can They Continue?

    March 6, 2009
    There are still a few companies that investors can count on for high dividend yields.
  82. Frankencapitalism At Your Local Bank

    October 15, 2008
    Bernanke and Paulson cook up a scheme to save the banks. It looks ugly, but it should help.
  83. Leave ConAgra On The Shelf

    September 19, 2008
    Not all food stocks are safe. Learn why ConAgra is a risky pick in a safe business.
  84. Banks In Trouble? Don't Tell That To The Regionals

    July 22, 2008
    Surprise, Surprise. The national banks posted another round of brutal numbers. The sector's real strength lies in the smaller ...
  85. Making Change At The Bank

    June 14, 2007
    A look at three institutions who are pushing the standard definition of regional bank.
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