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Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU) Reveals an Earnings Mystery

Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU) went down by -1.38% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $124.22. The company’s stock price has collected -0.63% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 11/01/22 that Prudential Suffers Big Loss on Rising Rates

Is It Worth Investing in Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE :PRU) Right Now?

Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 148.28 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for PRU is at 1.42. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 1 analysts out of 19 who provided ratings for Prudential Financial Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 14 rated it as “hold,” and 3 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $103.81, which is -$3.39 below the current price. PRU currently public float of 367.60M and currently shorts hold a 1.91% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PRU was 1.90M shares.

PRU’s Market Performance

PRU stocks went down by -0.63% for the week, with a monthly jump of 5.58% and a quarterly performance of 5.60%, while its annual performance rate touched -2.84%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.51% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.32% for Prudential Financial Inc. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 1.38% for PRU stocks with a simple moving average of 3.67% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PRU

Raymond James, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PRU reach a price target of $115. The rating they have provided for PRU stocks is “Strong Buy” according to the report published on September 22nd, 2022.

Citigroup gave a rating of “Neutral” to PRU, setting the target price at $100 in the report published on May 24th of the current year.

PRU Trading at 9.42% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PRU to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -13.81% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.32%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.51%, as shares surge +5.85% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +13.80% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PRU fell by -0.63%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -11.76% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $105.90. In addition, Prudential Financial Inc. saw -1.09% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PRU starting from KAPPLER ANN M, who sale 3,609 shares at the price of $108.62 back on Nov 22. After this action, KAPPLER ANN M now owns 9,779 shares of Prudential Financial Inc., valued at $392,024 using the latest closing price.

PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC, the 10% Owner of Prudential Financial Inc., purchase 166,667 shares at $30.00 during a trade that took place back on Nov 17, which means that PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC is holding 166,667 shares at $5,000,010 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PRU

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +14.72 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Prudential Financial Inc. stands at +10.73. Equity return is now at value 0.80, with 0.00 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.25.

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