The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) is among the top losers of the stock market today, sinking -4.55% or (-5.95 points) to $124.8 from its previous close of $130.75. Does this decline mean it the best stock to buy right now? The shares seem to have an active trading volume day with a reported 1908770 contracts so far this session. PNC shares had a relatively better volume day versus average trading capacity of 1.78 million shares, but with a 0.44 billion float and a -2.7% run over a week, it’s definitely worth keeping an eye on. The one year price forecast for PNC stock indicates that the average analyst price target is $146.32 per share. This means the stock has a potential increase of 17.24% from where the PNC share price has been trading recently which is between $127.83 and $132.1508. There are some brokerage firms that offer lower targets than the average, with one of them, even setting their price target at $128.
The most recent news story about the stock that appeared in Yahoo Finance‘s news section was titled “PNC Financial Falls 3%” and dated August 14, 2019.
During the recent trading session for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC), the company witnessed their stock drop by $-5.18 over a week and tumble down $-15.1 from the price 20 days ago. When compared to their established 52-week high of $147, the high they recorded in their recent session happens to be lower. Their established 52-week high was attained by the company on 08/29/18. The recent low of $108.45 stood for a -15.1% since 12/26/18, a data which is good for most investors who are looking to take advantage of the stock’s recent rise. A beta of 1.09 is also allocated to the stock. Since the beta is greater than one, it implies that the stock is more volatile than the market, a data that traders are keeping close attention to.
Looking at the current readings for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc., the two-week RSI stands at 31.03. This figure suggests that PNC stock, for now, is neutral, meaning that the shares are stable in terms of price movement. The stochastic readings, on the other hand, based on the current PNC readings is similarly very revealing as it has a stochastic reading of 7.66% at this stage. This figure means that PNC share price today is being overbought.
Technical chart claims that The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC) would settle between $132.66/share to $134.56/share level. However, if the stock price goes below the $128.34 mark, then the market for The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. becomes much weaker. If that happens, the stock price might even plunge as low as $125.92 for its downside target. The stock is currently in the red zone of MACD, with the indicator reading -3.45. Traders are always alerted for the move of a stock above or below the zero line due to the fact that the reading is an indicator of the position of the short-term average relative to the long-term average. If the MACD is above the zero line, then the short-term average relative is above that of the long-term average, thus implying an upward momentum. Vice versa is the case if the MACD is below the zero line.
Analysts at Macquarie raised their recommendation on shares of PNC from Neutral to Outperform in their opinion released on March 06. BofA/Merrill analysts have lowered their rating of The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) stock from Buy to Neutral in a separate flash note issued to investors on January 10. Analysts at Goldman lowered the stock to a Neutral call from its previous Buy recommendation, in a research note that dated back to January 07.
PNC equity has an average rating of 2.48, with the figure leaning towards a bullish end. 25 analysts who tracked the company were contacted by Reuters. Amongst them, 15 rated the stock as a hold while the remaining 10 were split even though not equally. Some analysts rate the stock as a buy or a strong buy while no rated it as a sell. 10 analysts rated The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (NYSE:PNC) as a buy or a strong buy while not a single analyst advised that investors should desist from purchasing the stock or sell them if they already own the company’s stock.
Moving on, PNC stock price is currently trading at 10.91X forward 12-month Consensus EPS estimates, and its P/S ratio is 3.65 while for the average stock in the same group, the multiple is 8.3. The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. current P/E ratio of 12.83 means it is trading at a discount against its industry’s 20.61. In the past 5 years, this ratio for the stock has been fluctuating between 10.9 and 18.2.
The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. (PNC)’s current-quarter revenues are projected to climb by nearly 1.24% to hit $4.41 billion, based on current Zacks Consensus Estimate. The firm’s full-year revenues are expected to expand by over 2.76% from $17.13 billion to a noteworthy $17.6 billion. At the other end of the current quarter income statement, The PNC Financial Services Group, Inc. is expected to see its adjusted earnings surge by roughly 0.35% to hit $2.83 per share. For the fiscal year, PNC’s earnings are projected to climb by roughly 5.42% to hit $11.29 per share.