Prudential (PRU) Raises Dividend to GBX 32.50 Per Share

Prudential (LON:PRU) declared a dividend on Wednesday, March 14th, Upcoming.Co.Uk reports. Shareholders of record on Thursday, March 29th will be paid a dividend of GBX 32.50 ($0.45) per share by the financial services provider on Friday, May 18th. This represents a yield of 1.7%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 29th. This is a positive change from Prudential’s previous dividend of $14.50. The official announcement can be accessed at this link.

PRU stock opened at GBX 1,826 ($25.23) on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $49,510.00 and a PE ratio of 1,963.44. Prudential has a twelve month low of GBX 1,612.14 ($22.27) and a twelve month high of GBX 1,992.50 ($27.53).

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Prudential (LON:PRU) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, March 14th. The financial services provider reported GBX 145.20 ($2.01) EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of GBX 139 ($1.92) by GBX 6.20 ($0.09). The firm had revenue of GBX 4,400.50 billion for the quarter. Prudential had a return on equity of 19.94% and a net margin of 3.50%.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Credit Suisse Group reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a GBX 2,235 ($30.88) price objective on shares of Prudential in a research note on Friday. Deutsche Bank boosted their price objective on Prudential from GBX 2,050 ($28.32) to GBX 2,250 ($31.09) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday. Cfra set a GBX 2,100 ($29.01) price objective on Prudential and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. HSBC reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential in a research note on Wednesday. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a GBX 1,800 ($24.87) price objective on shares of Prudential in a research note on Thursday, March 8th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and sixteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 2,122.16 ($29.32).

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Prudential Company Profile

Prudential Public Limited Company is an international financial services company. The Company offers a range of retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. The Company operates through Insurance operations and Asset management operations. The retail financial products and services include life insurance, pensions and annuities as well as collective investment schemes.

Dividend History for Prudential (LON:PRU)

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