Prudential Public Limited (PUK) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Finds

News articles about Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. 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 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.488710118592 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.

Shares of Prudential Public Limited (PUK) traded up 1.13% on Tuesday, reaching $48.38. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $47.18 and its 200-day moving average is $45.80. Prudential Public Limited has a 12-month low of $32.52 and a 12-month high of $49.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $62.27 billion, a PE ratio of 17.17 and a beta of 1.59.

The business also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which was paid on Thursday, October 5th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 25th were paid a dividend of $0.3765 per share. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.62%.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on PUK shares. BidaskClub upgraded Prudential Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. Prudential Public Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $54.00.

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About Prudential Public Limited

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.

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