Analyst Ratings for Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE:PRU) have given it a consensus rating of Overweight. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for PRU last month.

A buy rating was issued by 6 analysts, 1 issued an overweight rating, 12 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Over the past 90 days, the number of analysts that are bullish on the stock has decreased by 1. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for PRU. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 129, implying a possible profit of 13.96 percent. The lowest price target was 100, which equates to a potential downside of -11.66 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0.19 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is 0.56 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 0.19 percent. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes 1.62 percent.

People are often interested in whether analysts were united in the direction of their revisions. Over the past month, 4 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. During this time, 4 analysts made positive revisions in their estimates for this fiscal year's earnings, while 2 analysts decreased their estimates.

PRU has an estimated earnings growth rate of 8.29 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. PRU has a PEG ratio of 1.39.

PRU has traded between a high of 114.55 and a low of 72.25 over the past year. Currently the stock is 56.68 percent higher than its low, and 1.18 percent lower than its 52-week high. PRU has a P/E ratio of 11.49. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PRU value stock report compares PRU to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PRU is $48.56 billion. PRU is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.