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Anticipated $2.95 EPS for Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU) on May, 2

Its shares touched $104.28 on during the last trading session after 0.71% change.Currently Prudential Financial, Inc.is downtrending after 1.86% change in last April 16, 2017. The company had a trading volume of 1,274,395 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,075,375. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) has declined 1.86% since April 15, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 5.02% the S&P500. Summit Securities Group Llc sold 12,900 shares as the company's stock declined 11.71% with the market. The institutional investor held 29,378 shares of the precious metals company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $1.36M, up from 11,963 at the end of the previous reported quarter. (NYSE:PRU) for 31,782 shares. It has underperformed by 65.90% the S&P500.

In total 13 analysts cover Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU). Therefore 57% are positive. Wells Fargo set a $122.00 target price on Prudential Financial and gave the stock a hold rating in a research report on Thursday, December 14th. Nine investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating, eight have issued a buy rating and two have issued a strong buy rating to the company's stock. They now have a $125.00 price target on the financial services provider's stock. (NYSE:PRU). Sigma Planning accumulated 3,258 shares. The firm earned "Overweight" rating on Thursday, February 11 by Barclays Capital. The rating was downgraded by FBR Capital to "Mkt Perform" on Tuesday, October 18. RBC Capital Markets upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Monday, February 12 report. The company was initiated on Tuesday, June 7 by Cowen & Co. Focus on Protection, Retirement and Investment Management businesses will continue to help Prudential maintain a leadership position. (NYSE:PRU) has "Equal-Weight" rating given by Morgan Stanley. Prudential Financial has a consensus rating of "Buy" and an average target price of $99.87. (NYSE:PRU) opened at 111.80 on Friday.

During Q4 2017 the big money sentiment increased to 1.18. That's change of 0.18, from 2017Q3's 1.

Systematic Financial Management LP continued to hold its position in shares of Prudential Financial, Inc.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. 267.81 million shares or 0.71% more from 265.93 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Brown Advisory invested in 0.01% or 21,333 shares. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Prudential Financial during the fourth quarter worth approximately $151,327,000. About 5.83 million shares traded. Her Majesty The Queen In Right Of The Province Of Alberta As Represented By Alberta Invest Mgmt Corp reported 101,100 shares. Hilltop stated it has 0.15% in Prudential Financial, Inc. Washington Trust accumulated 216,023 shares. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 450 shares in the company, valued at $49,999.50. During the same period last year, the company earned $2.46 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Prudential Financial will post 12.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year. (NYSE:PRU) for 71,339 shs. Nippon Life Insur reported 2.56M shares. Millennium Management LLC now owns 1,818,479 shares of the financial services provider's stock valued at $209,089,000 after purchasing an additional 568,343 shares during the period. Fiduciary Fin Serv Of The Southwest Tx has invested 0.98% in Prudential Financial, Inc. The financial services provider reported $2.69 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $2.64 by $0.05.

Benin Management Corp, which manages about $278.88M and $249.43 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Pnc Finl Svcs Group Inc (NYSE:PNC) by 2,600 shares to 47,153 shares, valued at $6.80M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Automatic Data Processing In (NASDAQ:ADP) by 4,590 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 171,176 shares, and cut its stake in General Mls Inc (NYSE:GIS).

Analysts await CVS Health Corporation (NYSE:CVS) to report earnings on May, 1. They expect $0.93 EPS, down 1.06% or $0.01 from last year's $0.94 per share. CVS's profit will be $1.42 billion for 11.33 P/E if the $1.40 EPS becomes a reality. After $2.69 actual earnings per share reported by Prudential Financial, Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 9.67% EPS growth. First Quadrant Ltd Partnership Ca holds 0.01% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. Therefore 73% are positive. The rating was maintained by Benchmark on Wednesday, February 1 with "Buy". They set a "neutral" rating and a $103.00 price target for the company. The stock has "Buy" rating by SunTrust on Wednesday, November 15. Benchmark maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Wednesday, July 22 report. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered their target price on Prudential Financial from $133.00 to $131.00 and set an equal weight rating for the company in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Prudential Financial's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 28.90%. (NASDAQ:MANH) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, September 29 by William Blair. The rating was maintained by FBR Capital with "Mkt Perform" on Monday, November 28. The rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods on Thursday, December 21 with "Buy".

Fifth Third Bancorp, which manages about $14.70 billion US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Caterpillar Inc Del (NYSE:CAT) by 41,087 shares to 109,152 shares, valued at $17.20M in 2017Q4, according to the filing.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.06 in 2017 Q4. Its up 0.18, from 1 in 2017Q3.

Since February 20, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $4.43 million activity. Prudential Financial has a 1-year low of $97.88 and a 1-year high of $127.14. The company has a current ratio of 0.13, a quick ratio of 0.13 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.32. Assets Inv Management Ltd Liability Corporation holds 36,459 shares or 0.8% of its portfolio. The Australia-based Magellan Asset Management has invested 0.05% in PepsiCo, Inc. (NASDAQ:PEP). Marietta Inv Llc has 25,063 shares for 0.85% of their portfolio. 7,797 were accumulated by Field & Main Bank. Td Mgmt Ltd Liability accumulated 0.09% or 2,763 shares. Oregon Employees Retirement Fund invested 0.02% in Manhattan Associates, Inc.



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