Shares of Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) have received an average rating of “Buy” from the six brokerages that are covering the firm, Marketbeat Ratings reports. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 12-month price objective among analysts that have covered the stock in the last year is $54.00.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Prudential Public from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, August 31st. ValuEngine downgraded Prudential Public from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday.

Prudential Public (PUK) traded down $0.12 during trading on Friday, reaching $49.18. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 144,700 shares, compared to its average volume of 270,129. Prudential Public has a 12 month low of $38.17 and a 12 month high of $51.08.

A number of institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in PUK. Proficio Capital Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Prudential Public by 1.0% during the 2nd quarter. Proficio Capital Partners LLC now owns 2,043 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $100,000 after buying an additional 21 shares during the last quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. raised its stake in shares of Prudential Public by 21.2% during the 2nd quarter. Bronfman E.L. Rothschild L.P. now owns 2,343 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $108,000 after buying an additional 410 shares during the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Prudential Public by 11.8% during the 2nd quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 3,282 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $137,000 after buying an additional 347 shares during the last quarter. Boston Private Wealth LLC acquired a new position in shares of Prudential Public during the 3rd quarter worth $201,000. Finally, Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new position in shares of Prudential Public during the 3rd quarter worth $204,000. 1.66% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

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Prudential Public Company Profile

Prudential Public Limited Company is an international financial services company. The Company offers a range of retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. The Company operates through Insurance operations and Asset management operations. The retail financial products and services include life insurance, pensions and annuities as well as collective investment schemes.

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