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 highest price target was 55.41, implying potential capital gains of 16.13 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 39, implying potential capital losses 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.
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.
Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 0 analysts made negative revisions. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, compared to 0 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.
PUK has an estimated earnings growth rate of 82.21 percent as forecasted by analysts. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. PUK has a PEG ratio of 0.29.
PUK has traded between a high of 48.26 and a low of 32.52 over the past year. Today's price is 46.73 percent above the 52-week low, and 1.13 percent lower than its 52-week high. PUK has a price/earnings 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 stock has a market capitalization of $62.06 billion. PUK's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.