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Are Analysts Bearish Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) After Last Week?

EPS ratio determined by looking at last 12 month figures is 8.91. Prudential Financial now has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $112.92. (PRU)'s stock declined 6.41%. The Signature Estate & Investment Advisors Llc holds 15,140 shares with $1.64 million value, up from 12,269 last quarter. Fabrinet now has $1.41B valuation. About 1.11 million shares traded.

Prudential Financial, Inc., incorporated in 1999, is a financial services company. It has outperformed by 16.96% the S&P500. About shares traded. Sothebys (NYSE:BID) has risen 78.16% since October 5, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 2.32% the S&P500. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.84 earnings per share. PRU's profit will be $1.17 billion for 9.96 P/E if the $2.71 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.72 actual EPS reported by Intel Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 11.11% EPS growth.

Since April 5, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 selling transactions for $26.38 million activity. The stock's market capitalization is 75.80M, it has a 52-week low of 25.12 and a 52-week high of 27.22. Overall, volume was down 99.64% under the stocks normal daily volume. INTC was included in 12 notes of analysts from September 16, 2016. The stock has "Hold" rating by TheStreet on Tuesday, July 28. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $31 target. Williams Capital Group maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Thursday, September 3 report. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, June 6 by Wells Fargo. The rating was upgraded by Bank of America to "Buy" on Friday, November 18. Charter Equity upgraded Intel Corporation (NASDAQ:INTC) on Wednesday, October 19 to "Buy" rating. As per Monday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Piper Jaffray. Connecticut-based Cubist Systematic Strategies Ltd Co has invested 0.05% in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). Moneta Gp Investment Advsrs Limited Liability Co owns 9,017 shares. The shares were sold at an average price of $110.00, for a total value of $1,638,670.00. The Delaware-based Ashmore Wealth Management Llc has invested 6.73% in the stock. Hillsdale Management, a Ontario - Canada-based fund reported 3,230 shares. Lastly, Zacks reduced Prudential Financial from a "buy" recommendation to a "hold" recommendation in a analysis note on early Wed, Jun 14th. around ten financial stock experts recommended the company shares with a hold recommendation, six have published a buy recommendation and 1 have issued a strong buy recommendation to the share. 74 funds opened positions while 270 raised stakes. Pnc Fincl Inc has 1,685 shares. Numeric Invsts Limited Liability Corporation invested in 0.55% or 574,300 shares.

Traders are more bearish on shares of the company recently as inferred by the uptick in short interest. RBC Capital Markets maintained Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) on Thursday, February 11 with "Sector Perform" rating. Daiwa Securities Gp holds 0.02% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) for 31,050 shares. Viking Fund Mgmt Lc reported 0.17% in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). Hillsdale Investment Management Inc. now owns 3,260 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $348,000 after purchasing an additional 560 shares in the last quarter. Afam Capital reported 1.21% in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). Ally reported 5,000 shares or 0.22% of all its holdings. Amf Pensionsforsakring Ab reported 0.64% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU). Investors of record on Tuesday, August 22nd were paid a $0.75 dividend. Campbell Newman Asset Mgmt has 0.06% invested in Fabrinet (NYSE:FN).

Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 10,924 shares of the company's stock, valued at $1,225,454.32. 222,857 shares were sold by Lowrey Charles F, worth $24.08 million on Monday, May 8.

Natixis decreased Antero Midstream Partners Lp (NYSE:AM) stake by 2.64 million shares to 1.32M valued at $43.72 million in 2017Q2. Savant Limited has 5,611 shares for 0.14% of their portfolio. Pimco Dynmic Credit And Mrt (PCI) was reduced too.

Among 13 analysts covering Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU), 6 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 7 Hold. Therefore 46% are positive. Finally, Keefe, Bruyette & Woods reissued a "buy" rating on shares of Prudential Financial in a research note on Friday, August 11th. Blackrock has 0.19% invested in Prudential Financial Inc (NYSE:PRU) for 33.16M shares. The firm has "Hold" rating by Standpoint Research given on Thursday, April 14. RBC Capital Markets has "Hold" rating and $11300 target. UBS AG set a GBX 2,000 ($26.53) price target on Prudential plc and gave the stock a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, July 13th. FBR Capital downgraded the stock to "Mkt Perform" rating in Tuesday, October 18 report.

12/11/2015 - Prudential Financial, Inc. had its "buy" rating reiterated by analysts at Deutsche Bank. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Friday, May 5 by Wells Fargo.



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