Analyst Ratings for Prudential PLC ADR (PUK)Updated: 2017-07-28
An average rating of Overweight has been given to Prudential PLC ADR (NYSE:PUK) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for PUK last month.
19 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 12 gave PUK a buy rating, 1 issued an overweight rating, 6 issued a hold rating, 0 gave an underweight rating, and 0 gave a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an decrease of 3 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.
PUK was given price targets by several analysts. The most optimistic analyst gave a price target of 55.41, implying potential capital gains of 16.13 percent. The minimum price target given was 39, which equates to a potential downside of -18.26 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.
Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed upwards by 3.25 percent. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of 4.28 percent in FY estimates.
Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. Over the past month, 0 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
The growth rate of PUK's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 82.21 percent. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. The PEG ratio of PUK is 0.29.
In the last 52-weeks, PUK has achieved a high of 48.26 and a low of 32.52. Today's price is 46.73 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.13 percent below the high. PUK has a P/E ratio of 24.07. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PUK value stock report compares PUK to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of PUK is $62.06 billion. PUK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.