PNC Financial Services Group Inc Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (PNC)
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- The revenue growth came in higher than the industry average of 1.5%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues rose by 11.1%. Growth in the company's revenue appears to have helped boost the earnings per share.
- Compared to where it was a year ago today, the stock is now trading at a higher level, reflecting both the market's overall trend during that period and the fact that the company's earnings growth has been robust. Turning our attention to the future direction of the stock, it goes without saying that even the best stocks can fall in an overall down market. However, in any other environment, this stock still has good upside potential despite the fact that it has already risen in the past year.
- The gross profit margin for PNC FINANCIAL SVCS GROUP INC is currently very high, coming in at 86.90%. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Along with this, the net profit margin of 16.63% is above that of the industry average.
- The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Commercial Banks industry. The net income increased by 50.8% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from $476.00 million to $718.00 million.
- PNC FINANCIAL SVCS GROUP INC has improved earnings per share by 45.9% in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PNC FINANCIAL SVCS GROUP INC reported lower earnings of $5.30 versus $5.64 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($6.54 versus $5.30).
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