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.

A number of analysts gave price targets for PUK. The maximum price target given was 55.41, implying potential capital gains of 16.13 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 39, which equates to a potential downside of -18.26 percent. It is crucial to not blindly accept any price targets or stock ratings, because many analysts have it in their best interest to give positive coverage of certain stocks.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. That number becomes 0 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 3.25 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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, which can be compared to the 0 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts decreased their estimates.

PUK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 82.21 percent as forecasted by analysts. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, but many choose to perform ratio comparisons with other companies in the industry. PUK has a PEG ratio of 0.29.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PUK hit 48.26 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 32.52. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 46.73 percent, 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.