Prudential Public (PUK) Earning Favorable Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

News coverage about Prudential Public (NYSE:PUK) has trended positive on Tuesday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public earned a media sentiment score of 0.30 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 45.9981491474224 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

Separately, Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential Public from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $57.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, one has assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $57.00.

NYSE:PUK traded up $0.97 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $51.13. 130,777 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 209,835. The company has a current ratio of 0.03, a quick ratio of 0.03 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.39. Prudential Public has a 1 year low of $41.12 and a 1 year high of $55.36. The company has a market capitalization of $64,306.94, a P/E ratio of 13.67, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.30 and a beta of 1.56.

The firm also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Friday, May 25th. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, April 3rd will be issued a dividend of $0.9068 per share. This is an increase from Prudential Public’s previous semiannual dividend of $0.38. This represents a yield of 3.4%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, April 2nd. Prudential Public’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 48.40%.

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About Prudential Public

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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