PNC : Analysis & Opinions

  1. Bank Stock Roundup: Fines, Legal Issues Rule Headlines; Citi, ...

    December 19, 2014
    Over the last five trading days, performance of banking stocks remained bullish on the back of their efforts to move past ...
  2. Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending growth constrain near-term earnings growth.

    BB&T Looks For Loan Growth, Cost-Cuts To Drive Earnings

    April 22, 2014
    Most banks remain stuck in a “hurry up and wait” holding pattern where pressure on net interest margins and weak lending ...
  3. One of the real positives to the Wells Fargo story is that this is a fairly diverse business with a strong core franchise and a good capital position.

    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 ...
  4. BB&T In Good Shape With Credit, But Growth Is Iffy

    July 18, 2013
    Higher expenses mitigate the benefits of significantly better credit.
  5. 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.
  6. Union Bank Buys PB Capital's CRE Portfolio - Analyst Blog

    June 25, 2013
    San Francisco-based Union Bank, N.A., the primary subsidiary of UnionBanCal Corporation announced the completion of the acquisition ...
  7. Cost Discipline Driving The Story At PNC Financial

    May 28, 2013
    If PNC can execute on it cost-cutting initiatves, the value creation could be meaningful
  8. 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.
  9. 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 ...
  10. PNC Financial Beats Estimates - Analyst Blog

    January 17, 2013
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc.'s (PNC) third quarter 2012 adjusted earnings per share of $1.68 exceeded the Zacks Consensus ...
  11. First Niagara Needs To Lever Market Share Into Better Returns

    January 15, 2013
    First Niagra has share, but not a lot of value
  12. 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 ...
  13. TD Bank to Redeem Securities - Analyst Blog

    December 4, 2012
    TD Capital Trust II - a subsidiary of The Toronto-Dominion Bank (TD) - announced that it will redeem all the outstanding ...
  14. PNC to Redeem Preferred Securities - Analyst Blog

    November 13, 2012
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) announced that it will redeem preferred securities worth $500.1 million. The redemption ...
  15. BB&T Takes A Disappointing Step Backwards

    October 19, 2012
    BB&T's disappointing cost growth and forecasted NIM compression hurts the stock.
  16. Where Can U.S. Bancorp Go From Here?

    October 18, 2012
    U.S. Bancorp is back to normal, but so is valuation.
  17. China Life Insurance Company Ltd and Other Big Movers In Financial ...

    October 17, 2012
    So far today, the Nasdaq has remained steady, the S&P 500 has increased 0.3% and the Dow has moved little. The financial ...
  18. Regency Amends Credit Facility - Analyst Blog

    September 14, 2012
    Regency Centers Corporation (REG), a real estate investment trust (REIT), has recently amended its existing unsecured revolving ...
  19. 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 ...
  20. 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 ...
  21. 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 ...
  22. BB&T Still Not Getting Its Due

    July 20, 2012
    BB&T continues to do what it does best.
  23. 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 ...
  24. 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.
  25. PNC Ups Mortgage Buyback Reserves - Analyst Blog

    June 13, 2012
    PNC Financial Services Group Inc. (PNC) plans to boost its residential mortgage repurchase reserves by around $350 million ...
  26. Clouds Obscure The View On First Horizon

    April 23, 2012
    First Horizon's decisions on capital look a little strange relative to credit quality.
  27. 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 ...
  28. 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 ...
  29. PNC Delivers A Surprisingly Average Quarter

    January 20, 2012
    PNC has been a leader among banks, but delivered a more average performance this quarter.
  30. 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.
  31. 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.
  32. 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 ...
  33. Earnings Surprises: The Most Underestimated Companies Reporting ...

    January 10, 2012
    With fourth quarter earnings season upon us, investors may want to consider companies with a strong history of beating analyst ...
  34. Investors Blindly Selling Out Of Citigroup

    October 21, 2011
    Citigroup's stock appears to be discounting investors' worse fears over its future.
  35. MELA Gets A Surprising "Yes"

    September 26, 2011
    MELA gets a stunning approvable letter for MelaFind.
  36. Citigroup Still Regrouping

    August 30, 2011
    Citigroup investors able to take an investment time line of at least five years could see their money double in the stock. ...
  37. M&T Bank In A Rare Class

    July 25, 2011
    Unlike most banks, M&T is getting full credit from the Street.
  38. 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.
  39. The Grind Goes On For Bank Of America

    July 20, 2011
    Bank of America is grinding through its mistakes.
  40. 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.
  41. 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 ...
  42. Can Capital One Get Real Value From ING Direct?

    June 22, 2011
    Capital One is making a high-risk, high-reward play by taking on ING Direct.
  43. PNC Acquires Another Fixer-Up Bank Chain

    June 21, 2011
    PNC makes a widely-expected move to expand its banking operations into the Southeast.
  44. PNC Financial: On Track And Underpriced

    April 27, 2011
    PNC is another high-quality regional bank trading at an attractive discount to reasonable value.
  45. 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 ...
  46. 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.
  47. JP Morgan Q1 2011 Earnings Review

    April 18, 2011
    JP Morgan Chase reported a large increase in profit in the first quarter of 2011. Despite this growth, investors were concerned ...
  48. HSBC Faces A Longer Road Back To Normal

    March 1, 2011
    HSBC lowered its growth expectations, but there is still value in this global banking giant.
  49. U.S. Bancorp Could Bring Investors Back To Banks

    January 21, 2011
    A strong earnings report indicates that U.S. Bancorp is well on the way to recovery.
  50. 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 ...
  51. 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? ...
  52. 3 Stocks Getting Upgrades Before Earnings Season

    October 6, 2010
    These three companies bring great momentum and higher price targets into fourth quarter reporting.
  53. 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.
  54. Covidien Shuffles The Deck

    June 1, 2010
    Covidien made a surprising deal to get into peripheral vascular therapies - a business with big growth potential.
  55. Bigger Isn't Always Better With Regional Banks

    December 10, 2009
    A look at two New England regional banks.
  56. 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? ...
  57. PNC: The Making Of A Super-Regional Bank

    June 16, 2009
    On the heels of its purchase of distressed National City Bank last fall, PNC continues to grow into its new super-regional ...
  58. Banks And Commercial Real Estate

    June 4, 2009
    Commercial Real Estate is about to get a lot worse, but investors are bidding the shares higher of banks with exposure here. ...
  59. Double-Digit Dividends: Can They Continue?

    March 6, 2009
    There are still a few companies that investors can count on for high dividend yields.
  60. 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 ...
  61. 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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