How Many Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU)’s Analysts Are Bullish?

May 16, 2018 - By Joseph Arnett

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.18 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.18, from 1 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 37 investors sold Prudential Financial, Inc. shares while 264 reduced holdings. 89 funds opened positions while 265 raised stakes. 267.81 million shares or 0.71% more from 265.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
447,402 were accumulated by Pub Employees Retirement Of Ohio. Aperio Group Incorporated Limited Liability Co owns 0.23% invested in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) for 382,612 shares. First Fincl In holds 0.11% or 1,414 shares. Gideon Capital owns 14,087 shares for 1.43% of their portfolio. The Alabama-based First Financial Bank has invested 0.07% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Amer Century reported 0% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). The New York-based Morgan Stanley has invested 0.1% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Canada Pension Plan Inv Board holds 0.2% or 937,885 shares in its portfolio. Royal Bank Of Canada reported 817,711 shares. 464,730 are owned by Aviva Public Ltd Com. Invest Advsrs Limited Liability Corporation has invested 0.02% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Garde Cap Inc owns 2,121 shares or 0.05% of their US portfolio. Amer Asset Management Incorporated holds 4,777 shares. Pinnacle Limited reported 0.12% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU). Moneta Gru Inv Advsr Ltd Liability accumulated 0.14% or 8,283 shares.

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $4.43 million activity.

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) Ratings Coverage

Among 12 analysts covering Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU), 8 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Prudential Financial Inc had 15 analyst reports since December 21, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Market Perform” rating given on Friday, February 9 by Wells Fargo. The firm earned “Overweight” rating on Thursday, January 11 by Atlantic Securities. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with “Buy” on Thursday, December 21. Bank of America maintained the shares of PRU in report on Monday, March 26 with “Buy” rating. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Hold” on Friday, May 4. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, February 12 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, February 8 by Morgan Stanley. Sandler O’Neill maintained Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) rating on Wednesday, January 10. Sandler O’Neill has “Buy” rating and $134.0 target. The stock of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, April 5 by Morgan Stanley. As per Friday, March 2, the company rating was upgraded by UBS. Below is a list of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) latest ratings and price target changes.

04/05/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $125 New Target: $113 Maintain
25/04/2018 Broker: Credit Suisse Rating: Neutral New Target: $102 Initiates Coverage On
11/04/2018 Broker: Keefe Bruyette & Woods Rating: Buy New Target: $125.0000 Maintain
05/04/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $131 New Target: $128 Maintain
26/03/2018 Broker: Bank of America Rating: Buy New Target: $117 Maintain
02/03/2018 Broker: UBS Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Buy Upgrade
12/02/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Buy Upgrade
09/02/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $132 New Target: $125 Maintain
09/02/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Old Rating: Market Perform New Rating: Market Perform Old Target: $122 New Target: $111 Maintain
07/02/2018 Broker: FBR Capital Rating: Buy New Target: $140.0

The stock increased 0.51% or $0.51 during the last trading session, reaching $101.05. About 1.40M shares traded. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has declined 1.86% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 13.41% the S&P500.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial services and products in the United States and internationally. The company has market cap of $42.44 billion. The firm primarily offers life insurance, annuities, retirement-related, mutual funds, and investment management services and products. It has a 5.66 P/E ratio. It operates through U.S.

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