News headlines about Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) have been trending positive this week, according to AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis. The research firm, a subsidiary of Accern, identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. AlphaOne ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public Limited Company earned a media sentiment score of 0.36 on AlphaOne’s scale. AlphaOne also gave headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 88 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is very likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the headlines that may have effected AlphaOne Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:
- Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK) Upgraded to “Buy” at Zacks Investment Research (americanbankingnews.com)
- Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK) Given Consensus Recommendation of “Buy” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- Financial Comparison: Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK) vs. Manulife Financial Corp (MFC) (americanbankingnews.com)
- StanCorp Financial Group (SFG) and Prudential Public Limited Company (PUK) Critical Analysis (americanbankingnews.com)
Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE PUK) traded up 0.56% during trading on Monday, reaching $46.30. The company had a trading volume of 239,366 shares. Prudential Public Limited Company has a 12 month low of $29.14 and a 12 month high of $46.35. The company has a market capitalization of $59.50 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.09 and a beta of 1.61. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $45.34 and its 200-day moving average is $41.81.
A number of analysts have recently commented on PUK shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Public Limited Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 27th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Prudential Public Limited Company from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) restated a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential Public Limited Company in a report on Thursday, April 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.70.
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About Prudential Public Limited Company
Prudential Public Limited Company (Prudential) is a United Kingdom-based 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.
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