Today, Analysts give average Rating of “Hold” to Prudential PLC (PUK)

Today, Analysts give average Rating of “Hold” to Prudential PLC (PUK)

Prudential PLC (NYSE:PUK) has earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten analysts that are covering the stock. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. The average 12 month target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $45.95.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG upgraded shares of Prudential PLC from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Wednesday, November 2nd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Prudential PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Friday, October 14th. Societe Generale downgraded shares of Prudential PLC from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 12th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. reaffirmed a “sell” rating on shares of Prudential PLC in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. set a $42.40 price target on shares of Prudential PLC and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 10th.

Shares of Prudential PLC (NYSE:PUK) opened at 38.71 on Tuesday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $35.36 and its 200-day moving average is $35.96. The company has a market cap of $49.70 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 21.77 and a beta of 1.67. Prudential PLC has a 52 week low of $29.14 and a 52 week high of $47.30.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in PUK. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. increased its stake in shares of Prudential PLC by 2.0% in the second quarter. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Management Co. now owns 3,391 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after buying an additional 68 shares in the last quarter. Advisor Group Inc. increased its stake in shares of Prudential PLC by 1.8% in the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 4,921 shares of the company’s stock valued at $172,000 after buying an additional 85 shares in the last quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Prudential PLC by 0.5% in the third quarter. Highland Capital Management LLC now owns 19,559 shares of the company’s stock valued at $698,000 after buying an additional 100 shares in the last quarter. LPL Financial LLC increased its stake in shares of Prudential PLC by 2.1% in the third quarter. LPL Financial LLC now owns 11,618 shares of the company’s stock valued at $418,000 after buying an additional 240 shares in the last quarter. Finally, M&T Bank Corp increased its stake in shares of Prudential PLC by 8.9% in the third quarter. M&T Bank Corp now owns 6,650 shares of the company’s stock valued at $237,000 after buying an additional 546 shares in the last quarter. 1.46% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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