Prudential (LON:PRU) insider John W. Foley acquired 10 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 8th. The shares were bought at an average cost of GBX 1,825 ($25.62) per share, with a total value of £182.50 ($256.18).
Shares of PRU stock remained flat at $GBX 1,778.50 ($24.96) during mid-day trading on Tuesday. Prudential has a fifty-two week low of GBX 1,612.14 ($22.63) and a fifty-two week high of GBX 1,992.50 ($27.97).
Prudential (LON:PRU) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, March 14th. The financial services provider reported GBX 145.20 ($2.04) earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of GBX 139 ($1.95) by GBX 6.20 ($0.09). Prudential had a return on equity of 19.94% and a net margin of 3.50%. The business had revenue of GBX 4,400.50 billion for the quarter.
A number of analysts have weighed in on the company. Citigroup set a GBX 2,186 ($30.69) price objective on Prudential and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, January 12th. Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 2,180 ($30.60) target price on Prudential and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 17th. JPMorgan Chase set a GBX 1,800 ($25.27) target price on Prudential and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 11th. UBS set a GBX 2,400 ($33.69) target price on Prudential and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, March 15th. Finally, Cfra set a GBX 2,100 ($29.48) target price on Prudential and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 14th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and seventeen have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of GBX 2,119.11 ($29.75).
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Prudential Company Profile
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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