Prudential plc is an insurance-life business based in the US. Prudential shares (PUK) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Prudential employs 16,226 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
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Prudential shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$42.71|
|52-week range||$23.87 - $44.99|
|50-day moving average||$39.54|
|200-day moving average||$40.43|
|Wall St. target price||$47.56|
|Dividend yield||$0.161 (0.43%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$1.63|
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Prudential price performance over time
|1 week (2021-07-17)||N/A|
|1 month (2021-06-28)||8.29%|
|3 months (2021-04-28)||-0.54%|
|6 months (2021-01-24)||N/A|
|1 year (2020-07-24)||N/A|
|2 years (2019-07-24)||N/A|
|3 years (2018-07-24)||N/A|
|5 years (2016-07-24)||N/A|
Is Prudential under- or over-valued?
Valuing Prudential stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Prudential's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Prudential's P/E ratio
Prudential's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 23x. In other words, Prudential shares trade at around 23x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Prudential's PEG ratio
Prudential's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.5291. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Prudential's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Prudential's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Prudential's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$56 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.09%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.29%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.46%|
|Market capitalisation||$49.2 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Prudential shares
There are currently 214,278 Prudential shares held short by investors – that's known as Prudential's "short interest". This figure is 23.5% down from 280,085 last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Prudential shares can be evaluated.
Prudential's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Prudential's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Prudential shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prudential shares traded daily (recently around 164829.23076923). Prudential's SIR currently stands at 1.3. In other words for every 100,000 Prudential shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1300 shares are currently held short.
However Prudential's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Prudential shares, or, against the total number of tradable Prudential shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Prudential's short interest could be expressed as 0% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Prudential shares in existence, roughly 0 shares are currently held short) or 0.0002% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Prudential shares, roughly 0 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Prudential.
Find out more about how you can short Prudential stock.
Prudential share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 52.09% of net profits
Recently Prudential has paid out, on average, around 52.09% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 0.85% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Prudential shareholders could enjoy a 0.85% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prudential's case, that would currently equate to about $0.161 per share.
Prudential's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Prudential's most recent dividend payout was on 13 May 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 24 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Prudential's shares ever split?
Prudential's shares were split on a 5:2 basis on 27 June 2000. So if you had owned 2 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 5 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Prudential shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 60% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Prudential shares which in turn could have impacted Prudential's share price.
Prudential share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Prudential's shares have ranged in value from as little as $23.868 up to $44.99. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Prudential's is 1.4146. This would suggest that Prudential's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Prudential plc, through its subsidiaries, provides life and health insurance, and retirement and asset management solutions to individuals in Asia, the United States, and Africa. It offers health and protection, as well as savings products, such as participating, linked, and other traditional products; mutual funds; life insurance; property and casualty insurance; and group insurance. The company also provides insurance against common critical illnesses, including cancer, stroke, and heart attack; tropical disease protection, such as dengue, malaria, and measles; and food poisoning, minor burns, broken bones, and accident income support, as well as investment fund products. Prudential plc provides its products and services through agency sales force, banks, and brokers. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom. .
Prudential in the news
Prudential Joins Effort to Build Africa’s New Financial Hub
Bearish: Analysts Just Cut Their Prudential plc (LON:PRU) Revenue and EPS estimates
Prudential plc price target lowered to 1,706 GBp at Morgan Stanley
Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Prudential is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.004% of Prudential shares are held by insiders and 1.631% by institutions. How many people work for Prudential?
Latest data suggests 16,226 work at Prudential. When does the fiscal year end for Prudential?
Prudential's fiscal year ends in December. Where is Prudential based?
Prudential's address is: 1 Angel Court, London, United Kingdom, EC2R 7AG What is Prudential's ISIN number?
Prudential's international securities identification number is: US74435K2042 What is Prudential's CUSIP number?
Prudential's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 74435K204
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