Media coverage about Prudential Public (NYSE:PUK) has trended positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public earned a media sentiment score of 0.32 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.3489940955476 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
PUK has been the topic of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential Public from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, April 3rd. ValuEngine lowered shares of Prudential Public from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Citigroup lowered shares of Prudential Public from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have given a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $57.00.
Prudential Public opened at $49.25 on Monday, MarketBeat.com reports. Prudential Public has a 1-year low of $45.09 and a 1-year high of $55.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a current ratio of 0.03. The firm has a market capitalization of $63.82 billion, a P/E ratio of 13.17, a PEG ratio of 1.29 and a beta of 1.54.
Prudential plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of retail financial products and services, and asset management services in Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa. The company offers health and protection, as well as other life insurance products, including participating business and mutual funds; and personal lines property and casualty insurance, group insurance, and institutional fund management services.
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