Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) reported actual EPS of 2.66 in the last Quarter


Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has a 1 Year Target Estimate of $93. The stock traded with the volume of 3.04 Million in the last trading session. Prudential Financial, Inc. opened at $99.94 and closed by showing an increase of 0.37%. The Bid price in the last session was $98.64 x 100 and the Ask price was $104.78 x 100. (The ask price is what sellers are willing to take for it. If you are selling a stock, you are going to get the bid price, if you are buying a stock you are going to get the ask price. The difference (or spread) goes to the broker/specialist that handles the transaction).

Prudential Financial, Inc. has the Market Capitalization of 42.9 Billion. The Stock has its 52-week High of $101.96 and 52-Week Low of $57.19 and it touched its 52-week high on Nov 23, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Feb 11, 2016.

Prudential Financial, Inc. reported its last Earnings on Nov 02 AMC where the company reported Actual EPS of $2.66/Share whereas, the Analyst Estimated EPS was $2.49/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was $0.17/share. This represented an Earnings Surprise of 6.8%. The company will report its next earnings on 8-Feb-17.

Some analyst provided their insight on Growth Estimates; Prudential Financial, Inc. has the Current Quarter Earnings Growth rate of 19.6%. The Next Quarter growth is expected to be 18.3%. In the past 5 years, the stock has earnings growth rate of 10.06% per annum while the Upcoming 5 year’s earnings growth rate is expected to be 6.8% per annum.

14 number of analysts also provided their insight on Prudential Financial, Inc., where the Average Price Target for the stock is $93. They also projected Low Price Target as $78 while High Price Target is set at $110.

A number of analysts rated the stock as well: 1 analysts believe that the stock is a STRONG BUY while 8 reported it as Buy.8 analysts assigned a HOLD rating, 1 said it’s UNDERPERFORM and 0 say that this stock is a SELL.

Prudential Financial, Inc. annual Divided is 2.8 while it’s Dividend Yield is 2.81%. The stock has its Price to Earnings (P/E) ratio of 9.32 and Forward Price to Earnings ratio of 9.65. The company has its Price to Sales (P/S) ratio of 0.71 where Price to Book (P/B) ratio of 0.77, Price to Cash Per share (P/C) of 1.73 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) has a value of 2.4.

The company has its Return on Assets (ROA) of 0.6 Percent. Return on Equity (ROE) stands at 9.4% and Return on Investment (ROI) displays a value of 8%.

The stock is currently trading at Distance from 20-Day simple moving Average of 6.25% whereas, Distance from 50-Day Simple moving average is 14.81 Percent and Distance from 200-Day Simple Moving Average of 30.29 percent.

A look at performance overview of Prudential Financial, Inc. depicts that Performance (Week) is -0.8 percent while Performance Month is 18.91%. Quarterly performance shows a value of 26.29% and Half Year Performance value stands at 28.66%. Yearly performance of the stock has the value of 19.49 percent. Prudential Financial, Inc. has its YTD performance of 27.04 Percent. (YTD performance is the most important factor to consider; if YTD is negative, the stock is declining; if the YTD Performance value is Positive the stock is surging).

Insider Trades:

Many Insiders have done trades inside the company. The latest trade was made on 13 Nov 2016 where Officer KOSTER BARBARA G did a transaction type “Buy” in which 22368 shares were traded at a price of $25.3. Another insider trade includes Officer KOSTER BARBARA G who also initiated a transaction in which 22368 shares were traded on 13 Nov 2016 as “Sell”. On 9 Nov 2016 Officer and Director Grier (Mark B) traded 65873 shares as “Sell” at $94. Officer Lowrey (Charles F) Sell 7369 shares on 9 Nov 2016 at the price of $95.

Upgrades/Downgrades Report:

The latest Upgrades/Downgrades was done by Research firm FBR & Co. on 18-Oct-16 who Downgrade the stock from Outperform to Mkt Perform. Other firms have also Upgraded/Downgraded the stock. On 7-Oct-16, Credit Suisse took an action “Initiated”  to Neutral. On 23-Sep-16, the stock was Upgrade to Buy by Goldman.