Prudential Public (PUK) Receives Media Sentiment Score of 0.37

Media coverage about Prudential Public (NYSE:PUK) has been trending positive recently, according to Accern. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public earned a news sentiment score of 0.37 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.6221039049177 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

PUK has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Citigroup cut shares of Prudential Public from a “buy” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 25th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Prudential Public from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 8th. ValuEngine cut shares of Prudential Public from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 2nd. Finally, Evercore ISI assumed coverage on shares of Prudential Public in a report on Tuesday, July 10th. They issued an “in-line” rating for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating and two have assigned a hold rating to the company. Prudential Public has an average rating of “Sell” and an average price target of $57.00.

NYSE PUK opened at $44.04 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $59.25 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.78, a P/E/G ratio of 1.26 and a beta of 1.52. Prudential Public has a 12-month low of $43.12 and a 12-month high of $55.36. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.02 and a quick ratio of 0.03.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 4th. Shareholders of record on Friday, August 24th will be issued a $0.1567 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, August 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 0.67%. Prudential Public’s dividend payout ratio is currently 46.79%.

About Prudential Public

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

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