Shares of Prudential plc (LON:PRU) have been given an average recommendation of “Buy” by the twenty-three analysts that are covering the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating on the company. The average twelve-month price objective among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is GBX 1,588.86 ($20.74).
A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on PRU shares. Macquarie reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,587 ($20.72) price objective on shares of Prudential plc in a report on Friday, September 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector performer” rating and set a GBX 1,470 ($19.19) price objective on shares of Prudential plc in a report on Wednesday, September 14th. Morgan Stanley set a GBX 1,685 ($21.99) price objective on shares of Prudential plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, September 5th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a GBX 1,700 ($22.19) price objective on shares of Prudential plc in a report on Thursday, September 1st. Finally, Shore Capital reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential plc in a report on Friday, June 24th.
In other news, insider Tony Paul Wilkey sold 47,182 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of GBX 1,401 ($18.29), for a total value of £661,019.82 ($862,837.51).
Prudential plc (LON:PRU) traded up 0.76% on Thursday, reaching GBX 1390.50. 4,193,058 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The company’s 50 day moving average is GBX 1,386.49 and its 200-day moving average is GBX 1,333.97. Prudential plc has a 52-week low of GBX 1,085.00 and a 52-week high of GBX 1,578.50. The stock’s market cap is GBX 35.71 billion.
The firm also recently disclosed a dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, September 29th. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 25th will be paid a GBX 12.93 ($0.17) dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 25th. This represents a dividend yield of 0.91%.
Prudential plc Company Profile
Prudential Public Limited Company is an international financial services company. The Company has operations in Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom. Its segments include Insurance operations, including Asia, the United States (Jackson National Life Insurance Company (Jackson)) and the United Kingdom, and Asset management operations, including Eastspring Investments, the United States broker-dealer and asset management, M&G and Prudential Capital.
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