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Prudential Financial (PRU) Earns Daily Coverage Optimism Score of 0.25

(NYSE:PRU) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. There is rarely any shortage of data that investors can examine when attempting to research specific stocks. New Mexico Educational Retirement Board holds 0.23% in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) or 46,731 shares. State Of New Jersey Common Pension Fund D holds 0.51% or 1.15M shares. This is a positive change from Prudential Financial's previous quarterly dividend of $0.70. The fund owned 48,236 shares of the financial services provider's stock after acquiring an additional 17,359 shares during the quarter. Robshaw & Julian Associates Inc owns 83,085 shares or 3.48% of their United States portfolio.

Nuance Investments Llc holds 8.65% of its portfolio in National Fuel Gas Co. for 1.82 million shares. The company reported $2.46 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $2.32 by $0.14. Prudential Financial, Inc. has a 52-week low of $78.50 and a 52-week high of $115.26. The typical day in the last one month has seen about a 1.41% volatility.

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In other news, Chairman John R. Strangfeld, Jr. sold 201,585 shares of Prudential Financial stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, July 3rd. The share price has already crossed its 20 days moving average, floating at a distance of 5.04% and sits 5.96% higher versus its 50 days moving average. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The stock declined 0.37% or $0.38 reaching $101.98 per share. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 21,274 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $2,340,140. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 222,857 shares valued at $24.08M were sold by Lowrey Charles F on Monday, May 8. Raymond James Na has invested 0.1% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). 796,374 shares of the company's stock traded hands. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 1,711 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $185,000 after buying an additional 380 shares during the last quarter. The stock has a market cap of $43.44 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 11.36 and a beta of 1.49. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $105.30 and a 200-day moving average of $107.14.

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) last released its earnings results on Wednesday, August 2nd. MET share have rallied by 1.3% in percentage terms since the start of the year - and added 2.25% in the last month. Prudential Financial had a return on equity of 7.67% and a net margin of 7.63%. Revenue during the quarter was $13.03 billion, representing 10% growth from $11.81 billion in year-ago quarter. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $1.84 EPS.

Esperion Therapeutics, Inc.is maintained at an average outperform rating by 13 stock analysts, and there are at least 21.61% of shares outstanding that are now legally short sold.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 14th. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 18th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.94%. Also Businesswire.com published the news titled: "Prudential Financial, Inc.to Participate in CECP's CEO Investor Forum; Live ..." on September 08, 2017. Bank of America downgraded the shares of PRU in report on Wednesday, June 29 to "Underperform" rating. On Friday, September 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Buy". Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Prudential, 1 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 5 recommend "Hold". The stock of Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) has "Equal-Weight" rating given on Wednesday, December 14 by Morgan Stanley. On Tuesday, October 18 the stock rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to "Mkt Perform". The stock of Interrent Real Estate Investment Trust (TSE:IIP.UN) has "Hold" rating given on Tuesday, November 8 by TD Securities.

Among 18 analysts covering The Hershey Company (NYSE:HSY), 4 have Buy rating, 3 Sell and 11 Hold. $98.40's average target is -3.50% below currents $101.97 stock price.

Prudential Financial, Inc is a financial services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries and affiliates, provides a range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities and investment management. The Company's activities consists of four divisions, which together encompass seven divisions.



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