Prudential Public (PUK) Receiving Somewhat Negative Media Coverage, Report Shows

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News articles about Prudential Public (NYSE:PUK) have trended somewhat negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Prudential Public earned a coverage optimism score of -1.33 on their scale. InfoTrie also gave news headlines about the financial services provider an news buzz score of 10 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Prudential Public’s ranking:

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Prudential Public from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, December 11th. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Prudential Public in a research note on Wednesday. ValuEngine upgraded shares of Prudential Public from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, December 21st. Finally, Societe Generale cut shares of Prudential Public from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, January 8th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Prudential Public currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $57.00.

Shares of Prudential Public stock opened at $43.28 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $54.22 billion, a PE ratio of 11.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.11 and a beta of 1.33. Prudential Public has a 1-year low of $33.31 and a 1-year high of $53.77.

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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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