Stock To Watch: Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU)


The leading market experts have placed a mean price target of $82.92 on Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) stock. This price level, which is estimated to be attained in one-year, indicates the mean of stock opinions given by the companies included in the First Call survey. The renowned research firms have predicted earnings of $2.31 a share for the upcoming quarter and $8.84 for the current fiscal.

Technical View

The technical analysis of Prudential Financial, Inc. Comm plainly substantiates that the 50-day moving average of Prudential Financial, Inc. Comm is $74.84, and stock is trading $2.05 points away or +2.74% from its 50-day moving average of $74.84. Further it is trading $3.33 or +4.53% away its 200-day moving average of $73.56. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) 52-week high is $88.77 and the 52-week low is $57.19.

This explains if the stock moves $-11.88, it will post a 52-week high. In event of +34.45% decline, a 52-week low will be hit.

Taking the valuation aspect to emphasize the valuation of Prudential Financial, Inc. Comm, shareholders can apply financial tool known as price-to-earnings ratio. This financial ratio assesses stock’s valuation by considering the relative expense of the stock. Following this ratio, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) ratio came in at 7.90.

The stock last ended the trading session at $76.89 and registered a market cap of $33.60B. To appraise firm’s growth, the shareholders take help of the Price-to-Earnings-Growth ratio. When a stock has a higher PEG ratio, it is suggestive of lower stock appreciation in approaching sessions. A stock comes in the group of undervalued stocks when its PEG ratio falls in between 0 and 1. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) PEG ratio is at 1.45.

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