PNC Financial: The Stress Test and Dividends

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Last week, the Federal Reserve reported that 17 of the nation's 18 largest banks passed this year's round of stress tests. Among those making the grade was PNC Financial . The question this week, set to be answered on Thursday, is whether the Fed will allow PNC to return more capital to shareholders by means of a higher dividend and/or share buyback program. In the video below, Motley Fool contributor John Maxfield discusses why he thinks the chances of this are good.

The big banks may be rushing to renew their focus on traditional banking, but well-run regional banks like PNC Financial are already there. PNC saw its share of hardships during the financial meltdown, but its management team thinks the bank is now back on track and ready to deliver for investors. Does this mean it's time to buy PNC? To help you figure that out, one of The Motley Fool's top banking analysts has authored a brand-new premium research report, delving into everything investors need to know about PNC today. To claim your copy, simply click here now for instant access.

The article PNC Financial: The Stress Test and Dividends originally appeared on Fool.com.

John Maxfield has no position in any stocks mentioned. The Motley Fool owns shares of PNC Financial Services. Try any of our Foolish newsletter services free for 30 days. We Fools may not all hold the same opinions, but we all believe that considering a diverse range of insights makes us better investors. The Motley Fool has a disclosure policy.

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