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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 18,125 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$35.1 billion.
|Latest market close||USD$34.51|
|52-week range||USD$15.29 - USD$38.1228|
|50-day moving average||USD$29.8449|
|200-day moving average||USD$30.0109|
|Wall St. target price||USD$42|
|Dividend yield||USD$0.63 (2.01%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||USD$0.108|
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|1 week (2021-01-09)||N/A|
|1 month (2020-12-17)||-4.64%|
|3 months (2020-10-16)||21.30%|
|6 months (2020-07-17)||9.87%|
|1 year (2020-01-17)||-6.73%|
|2 years (2019-01-17)||-9.26%|
|3 years (2018-01-17)||54.91|
|5 years (2016-01-16)||N/A|
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 current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 289x. In other words, Prudential shares trade at around 289x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Prudential's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 0.7082. 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 USD$2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Prudential's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||USD$35.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||4.91%|
|Gross profit TTM||USD$7.8 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.18%|
|Return on equity TTM||5.99%|
|Market capitalisation||USD$40.7 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 449,735 Prudential shares held short by investors – that's known as Prudential's "short interest". This figure is 4.2% up from 431,427 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) is the quantity of Prudential shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Prudential shares traded daily (recently around 301835.5704698). Prudential's SIR currently stands at 1.49. In other words for every 100,000 Prudential shares traded daily on the market, roughly 1490 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% 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.
Dividend payout ratio: 92.1% of net profits
Recently Prudential has paid out, on average, around 92.1% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.01% 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 2.01% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prudential's case, that would currently equate to about $0.63 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 28 September 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 August 2020 (the "ex-dividend date").
Prudential's shares were split on a 5:2 basis on 28 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.
Over the last 12 months, Prudential's shares have ranged in value from as little as $15.29 up to $38.1228. 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 1.2639. 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 a range of long-term savings and protection products in Asia, the United States, and Africa. The company offers health and protection, as well as savings products, such as participating, linked, and other traditional products; and life insurance. It also provides variable, fixed, and fixed index annuities; and guaranteed investment contracts and funding agreements. In addition, the company offers retirement and asset management solutions; insurance against risks of illness, death, or critical life events; and investment funds. It serves young and middle-aged people or people in the retirement phase of life. Prudential plc provides its products and services through a network of independent agents, banks, independent broker-dealers, regional broker-dealers, and wirehouses. The company was founded in 1848 and is headquartered in London, the United Kingdom.
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