Prudential Public Limited (PUK) Given Consensus Rating of “Buy” by Analysts

Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has been assigned a consensus rating of “Buy” from the six research firms that are presently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating on the company.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on PUK. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Prudential Public from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday. ValuEngine cut shares of Prudential Public from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, December 9th.

Shares of Prudential Public (NYSE PUK) traded up $0.72 during trading on Wednesday, hitting $52.07. 165,758 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 139,034. Prudential Public has a fifty-two week low of $38.17 and a fifty-two week high of $52.09.

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC increased its stake in Prudential Public by 5.8% in the 3rd quarter. Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC now owns 1,036,346 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $49,651,000 after buying an additional 56,663 shares during the period. Cubist Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new position in Prudential Public in the 3rd quarter valued at $1,035,000. Hansberger Growth Investors LP increased its stake in Prudential Public by 4.3% in the 3rd quarter. Hansberger Growth Investors LP now owns 58,880 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $2,821,000 after buying an additional 2,421 shares during the period. Capital Bank & Trust Co increased its stake in Prudential Public by 6.4% in the 3rd quarter. Capital Bank & Trust Co now owns 532,464 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $25,510,000 after buying an additional 32,079 shares during the period. Finally, Earnest Partners LLC increased its stake in Prudential Public by 3.2% in the 3rd quarter. Earnest Partners LLC now owns 33,178 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $1,590,000 after buying an additional 1,036 shares during the period. 1.63% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Prudential Public 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.

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