Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) Given Consensus Rating of “Hold” by Brokerages

Shares of Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) have earned a consensus rating of “Hold” from the seven ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, Marketbeat.com reports. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell recommendation, three have issued a hold recommendation and three have issued a buy recommendation on the company.

PUK has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Prudential Public in a research report on Wednesday, March 13th. ValuEngine raised shares of Zynerba Pharmaceuticals from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 17th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Green Plains from a “hold” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 27th. Finally, Citigroup raised shares of Neste Oyj from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 10th.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC increased its position in Prudential Public by 80.7% during the 1st quarter. FinTrust Capital Advisors LLC now owns 826 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $33,000 after purchasing an additional 369 shares in the last quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. grew its position in Prudential Public by 48.4% in the first quarter. Cornerstone Advisors Inc. now owns 1,361 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $55,000 after acquiring an additional 444 shares in the last quarter. Signaturefd LLC grew its position in Prudential Public by 12.3% in the first quarter. Signaturefd LLC now owns 4,515 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $182,000 after acquiring an additional 496 shares in the last quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC grew its position in Prudential Public by 27.5% in the first quarter. Lindbrook Capital LLC now owns 2,478 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $99,000 after acquiring an additional 534 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eagle Asset Management Inc. grew its position in Prudential Public by 8.0% in the first quarter. Eagle Asset Management Inc. now owns 9,691 shares of the financial services provider’s stock valued at $389,000 after acquiring an additional 722 shares in the last quarter. 1.96% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

PUK traded up $0.13 on Thursday, reaching $43.65. 6,126 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 263,573. The company’s 50 day simple moving average is $42.20. The company has a market capitalization of $57.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 8.83, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.18 and a beta of 1.42. Prudential Public has a twelve month low of $33.31 and a twelve month high of $47.97. The company has a current ratio of 0.04, a quick ratio of 0.04 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.44.

Prudential Public Company Profile

Prudential plc, through 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; mutual funds; and personal lines property and casualty insurance, group insurance, and institutional fund management services.

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