Prudential Public (PUK) Earning Somewhat Critical Press Coverage, Analysis Finds

Media stories about Prudential Public (NYSE:PUK) have been trending somewhat negative on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Prudential Public earned a media sentiment score of -1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Prudential Public’s score:

PUK has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Prudential Public from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 22nd. Evercore ISI raised shares of Prudential Public from an “in-line” rating to an “outperform” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 9th. Royal Bank of Canada reissued a “neutral” rating on shares of Prudential Public in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine raised shares of Prudential Public from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 21st. Finally, Societe Generale downgraded shares of Prudential Public from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.00.

Shares of NYSE PUK opened at $43.28 on Friday. Prudential Public has a fifty-two week low of $33.31 and a fifty-two week high of $53.77. The company has a market cap of $54.22 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.33.

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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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