Earnings Preview: PNC Financial

Oct.21.09 | About: PNC Financial (PNC)

PNC Financial (NYSE:PNC) is expected to report Q3 earnings before the market open on Thursday, October 22 with a conference call scheduled for 8:30 am ET.

Guidance

Analysts are looking for EPS of 31c on revenue of $3.78B. The consensus range is 10c-65c for EPS, and $3.47B-$3.91B for revenue, according to First Call.

Analyst Views

UBS recently warned that PNC Financial faces significant credit headwinds in the near term, and the firm initiated the bank with a Sell rating. The bank's 2010 and 2011 earnings will probably disappoint investors, the firm warned. Last month Oppenheimer initiated PNC with a Perform rating. The firm thinks that the bank's stock should be valued in line with its peers until it builds up its capital levels. On a positive note, the firm thinks that PNC's diversified revenue stream is attractive, while it believes that the acquisition of National City will help the bank build up its franchise over time.