Head to Head Contrast: Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) vs. Princeton National Bancorp (PNBC)

Princeton National Bancorp (OTCMKTS:PNBC) and Huntington Bancshares (NASDAQ:HBAN) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, institutional ownership, risk, earnings, profitability, valuation and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent ratings and recommmendations for Princeton National Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Princeton National Bancorp 0 0 0 0 N/A
Huntington Bancshares 0 6 3 0 2.33

Huntington Bancshares has a consensus price target of $16.00, indicating a potential upside of 20.03%. Given Huntington Bancshares’ higher possible upside, analysts clearly believe Huntington Bancshares is more favorable than Princeton National Bancorp.


This table compares Princeton National Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares’ net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Princeton National Bancorp N/A N/A N/A
Huntington Bancshares 26.24% 14.20% 1.33%


Huntington Bancshares pays an annual dividend of $0.56 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.2%. Princeton National Bancorp does not pay a dividend. Huntington Bancshares pays out 46.7% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Huntington Bancshares has raised its dividend for 6 consecutive years.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Princeton National Bancorp and Huntington Bancshares’ revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross Revenue Price/Sales Ratio Net Income Earnings Per Share Price/Earnings Ratio
Princeton National Bancorp N/A N/A N/A N/A N/A
Huntington Bancshares $5.27 billion 2.65 $1.39 billion $1.20 11.11

Huntington Bancshares has higher revenue and earnings than Princeton National Bancorp.

Volatility & Risk

Princeton National Bancorp has a beta of 6.95, suggesting that its stock price is 595% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Huntington Bancshares has a beta of 1.37, suggesting that its stock price is 37% more volatile than the S&P 500.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

78.0% of Huntington Bancshares shares are owned by institutional investors. 6.6% of Princeton National Bancorp shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.2% of Huntington Bancshares shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.


Huntington Bancshares beats Princeton National Bancorp on 9 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Princeton National Bancorp Company Profile

Princeton National Bancorp, Inc. does not have significant operations. Previously it operated as a holding company for Citizens First National Bank that provided commercial banking and trust services in Illinois. The company was founded in 1865 and is headquartered in Princeton, Illinois.

Huntington Bancshares Company Profile

Huntington Bancshares Incorporated operates as a holding company for The Huntington National Bank that provides commercial, small business, consumer, and mortgage banking services. The company operates through four business segments: Consumer and Business Banking, Commercial Banking, Vehicle Finance, and Regional Banking and The Huntington Private Client Group (RBHPCG). The Consumer and Business Banking segment offers financial products and services, such as checking accounts, savings accounts, money market accounts, certificates of deposit, consumer loans, mortgage loans, credit cards, and small business loans, as well as investment products. It also provides insurance, interest rate risk protection, foreign exchange, and treasury management services, as well as online, mobile, and telephone banking services. The Commercial Banking segment offers banking solutions and asset finance services; corporate risk management services; institutional sales, trading, and underwriting services; institutional corporate banking services; treasury management services; and other financing solutions, as well as lends real estate developers, REITs, and other customers. The Vehicle Finance segment provides financing to consumers for the purchase of automobiles, light-duty trucks, recreational vehicles, and marine craft at franchised and other select dealerships, as well as to franchised dealerships for the acquisition of new and used inventory. The RBHPCG segment provides deposits, lending, banking, wealth management, investment and portfolio management, fiduciary administration, trust, retirement plan, and institutional and mutual fund custody services. As of December 31, 2018, the company operated through 944 branches located in Ohio, Michigan, Pennsylvania, Indiana, Illinois, Wisconsin, West Virginia, and Kentucky; and 10 private client group offices. Huntington Bancshares Incorporated was founded in 1866 and is headquartered in Columbus, Ohio.

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