Friday, 23 June, 2017

Prudential Financial Inc (PRU) Rating Reiterated by Wells Fargo & Co

Laurie Berry | 19 May, 2017, 18:17

Barclays PLC restated a "buy" rating and set a $129.00 target price on shares of Prudential Financial in a report on Sunday, February 19th. The firm now has a GBX 1,600 ($20.65) target price on the financial services provider's stock. It improved, as 40 investors sold Prudential plc shares while 258 reduced holdings. The Company's operations consists of four divisions, which together encompass seven segments. It strives to build its leadership position in the pension risk transfer market, having great potential.

A number of other research firms also recently commented on PRU. Barclays Capital maintained the stock with "Overweight" rating in Monday, December 12 report. Morgan Stanley had a markedly different take on 14/12/2016, proposing that Prudential Financial, Inc.is now considered Equal-Weight versus prior Overweight rating. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group LLC lifted their price target on shares of Prudential plc from GBX 1,469 ($18.96) to GBX 1,771 ($22.86) and gave the stock a hold rating in a report on Monday, April 24th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Financial from a hold rating to a buy rating and set a $117.00 price objective for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 18th. Seven research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. GBX 1814.52's average target is 3.07% above currents GBX 1760.5 stock price. 222,857 Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) shares with value of $24.08 million were sold by Lowrey Charles F. Another trade for 450 shares valued at $50,000 was bought by TODMAN MICHAEL. The stock had a trading volume of 7,696,330 shares.

The stock's 50 day moving average is 1704.33 and its 200 day moving average is 1614.50. Prudential Financial has a 52 week low of $66.51 and a 52 week high of $114.55. The stock's market capitalization is 76.81M.

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, May 3rd. The financial services provider reported $2.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $2.64 by $0.15. Mirae Asset Glob Investments Ltd has invested 0.13% in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). The firm had revenue of $13.24 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.75 billion. More interesting news about Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) were released by: Gurufocus.com and their article: "Prudential Financial Inc Buys General Motors Co, Sherwin-Williams Co, Union ..." published on May 10, 2017 as well as Nasdaq.com's news article titled: "Earnings Reaction History: Prudential Financial Inc, 50.0% Follow-Through ..." with publication date: May 03, 2017. On Tuesday, April 4 the stock rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with "Conviction Buy". If you are reading this report on another site, it was illegally copied and republished in violation of United States & global copyright legislation. The legal version of this news story can be read at https://baseballnewssource.com/markets/prudential-plcs-pru-sector-performer-rating-reaffirmed-at-royal-bank-of-canada-updated-updated/675591.html.

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The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, June 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, May 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share. This represents a yield of 1.78%. Shares for $22,562 were bought by Pianalto Sandra on Friday, March 3. Prudential Financial's payout ratio is now 28.90%. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,663 ($21.47), for a total transaction of £379,280.41 ($489,583.59). Also, insider Tony Paul Wilkey sold 147,537 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, April 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of GBX 1,663 ($21.47), for a total value of £2,453,540.31 ($3,167,084.43). On Thursday, February 23 the insider Paz George bought $55,365. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders sold 262,687 shares of company stock worth $28,560,178. Pinnacle Prns has 0.59% invested in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) for 26,067 shares. Koshinski Asset Management Inc. now owns 5,541 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $591,000 after buying an additional 24 shares in the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Prudential Financial by 3.3% in the first quarter. Huntington National Bank now owns 173,718 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $14,185,000 after buying an additional 6,405 shares during the period. Guardian Life Insurance Co. of America boosted its position in Prudential Financial by 0.3% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 20,235,854 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $2,105,741,000 after buying an additional 1,966,517 shares during the period. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Thursday, October 15 with "Buy".

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06/02/2015 - Piper Jaffray began new coverage on Prudential Financial, Inc. giving the company a "overweight" rating.

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