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How to buy Prudential Financial (PRU) stocks in Canada
Learn how to easily invest in Prudential Financial stocks.
Prudential Financial is an insurance-life business based in the US. Prudential Financial stocks (PRU.US) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Its last market close was $101.03 – a decrease of 3.09% over the previous week. Prudential Financial employs 40,916 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $70.9 billion.
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- Can I buy shares in Prudential Financial?
- Has coronavirus impacted Prudential Financial shares?
- Prudential Financial shares summary
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- Is Prudential Financial stock a buy or sell?
- Prudential Financial performance over time
- Is Prudential Financial suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Prudential Financial shares over-valued?
- Prudential Financial's financials
- How volatile are Prudential Financial shares?
- Does Prudential Financial pay a dividend?
- Other common questions
Prudential Financial stock price (NYSE:PRU)Use our graph to track the performance of PRU stocks over time.
Prudential Financial shares at a glance
|Latest market close||$101.03|
|52-week range||$91.53 - $122.98|
|50-day moving average||$113.15|
|200-day moving average||$109.83|
|Wall St. target price||$115.85|
|Dividend yield||$4.6 (4.6%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$19.51|
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Note: The dollar amounts in the table below are in Canadian dollars.
Is it a good time to buy Prudential Financial stock?
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Prudential Financial price performance over time
|1 week (2022-05-09)||-3.88%|
|1 month (2022-04-14)||-13.83%|
|3 months (2022-02-17)||-11.57%|
|6 months (2021-11-17)||-8.39%|
|1 year (2021-05-17)||-6.42%|
|2 years (2020-05-15)||90.87%|
|3 years (2019-05-17)||2.25%|
|5 years (2017-05-17)||103.42|
Is Prudential Financial under- or over-valued?
Valuing Prudential Financial stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Prudential Financial's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Prudential Financial's P/E ratio
Prudential Financial's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 5x. In other words, Prudential Financial shares trade at around 5x 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 Financial's PEG ratio
Prudential Financial's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 10.9049. 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 Financial'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 Financial's EBITDA
Prudential Financial's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $10.6 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Prudential Financial's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Prudential Financial financials
|Revenue TTM||$70.9 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||14.65%|
|Gross profit TTM||$24 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.69%|
|Return on equity TTM||11.92%|
|Market capitalisation||$38.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Prudential Financial's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Prudential Financial.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Prudential Financial's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 17.58
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Prudential Financial's overall score of 17.58 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 21st percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Prudential Financial is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Prudential Financial's environmental score
Environmental score: 0.62/100
Prudential Financial's environmental score of 0.62 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Prudential Financial is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Prudential Financial's social score
Social score: 11.32/100
Prudential Financial's social score of 11.32 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Prudential Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Prudential Financial's governance score
Governance score: 7.64/100
Prudential Financial's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Prudential Financial is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Prudential Financial's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Prudential Financial scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Prudential Financial has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Prudential Financial share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 33.76% of net profits
Recently Prudential Financial has paid out, on average, around 33.76% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 4.6% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Prudential Financial shareholders could enjoy a 4.6% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Prudential Financial's case, that would currently equate to about $4.6 per share.
While Prudential Financial's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Prudential Financial may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Prudential Financial's most recent dividend payout was on 11 March 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 14 February 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Prudential Financial share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Prudential Financial's shares have ranged in value from as little as $91.5337 up to $122.9764. 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 Financial's is 1.527. This would suggest that Prudential Financial'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 Financial overview
Prudential Financial, Inc. , together with its subsidiaries, provides insurance, investment management, and other financial products and services in the United States and internationally. It operates through eight segments: PGIM, Retirement, Group Insurance, Individual Annuities, Individual Life, Assurance IQ, International Businesses, and Closed Block. The company offers investment management services and solutions related to public fixed income, public equity, real estate debt and equity, private credit and other alternatives, and multi-asset class strategies to institutional and retail clients, as well as its general account. It also provides a range of retirement investment, and income products and services to retirement plan sponsors in the public, private, and not-for-profit sectors; and group life, long-term and short-term group disability, and group corporate-, bank-, and trust-owned life insurance in the United States, primarily to institutional clients for use in connection with employee and membership benefits plans, as well as sells accidental death and dismemberment, and other supplemental health solutions; and provides plan administration services in connection with its insurance coverages. In addition, the company develops and distributes individual variable and fixed annuity products, principally to the mass affluent and affluent markets; and individual variable, term, and universal life insurance products to the mass middle, mass affluent, and affluent markets in the United States. Further, it provides third-party life, health, Medicare, property and casualty, and term life products to retail shoppers through its digital and independent agent channels.
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