Media stories about Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public Limited earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2050437027812 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near term.
Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Prudential Public Limited Company Declares Semiannual Dividend of $0.38 (NYSE:PUK) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Fidelity and Guaranty Life (FGL) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for August 10, 2017 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Head-To-Head Comparison: GWG Holdings (GWGH) & Prudential Public Limited (PUK) (americanbankingnews.com)
- Prudential Public Limited Compa (NYSE:PUK) Experiences Lighter than Average Trading Volume – Modern Readers (modernreaders.com)
- Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) Raised to “Strong-Buy” at BidaskClub (americanbankingnews.com)
PUK has been the topic of several recent research reports. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) cut Prudential Public Limited from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, May 8th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Public Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Prudential Public Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, four have given a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $52.00.
Prudential Public Limited (NYSE PUK) opened at 46.42 on Friday. Prudential Public Limited has a 52-week low of $32.52 and a 52-week high of $49.67. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $47.06 and its 200 day moving average price is $43.87. The firm has a market cap of $59.66 billion, a PE ratio of 23.44 and a beta of 1.59.
The business also recently disclosed a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be given a dividend of $0.3765 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 1.62%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd.
About Prudential Public Limited
Prudential Public Limited Company (Prudential) is a United Kingdom-based 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.
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