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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU)?

The company in question is, Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) currently with a stock price of 77.1 (1.41% today). The market cap for Prudential Financial, Inc. is 34126.83, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Prudential Financial, Inc. is 82.31. Currently Prudential Financial, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 6.95, and a forward P/E of 7.37. Average volume for Prudential Financial, Inc. is 2394.43 and so far today it is 1473830.

Performance in the last year for Prudential Financial, Inc. has been -13.19%. For EPS growth, Prudential Financial, Inc. has seen a growth of 327.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 10.07%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 14.80% over the last five years and could be 6.28% for the next five years. Prudential Financial, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.10%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -34.30%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.08%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 3.13%.

Since the IPO date for Prudential Financial, Inc. on the 12/13/2001, Prudential Financial, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be -4.75%. With Prudential Financial, Inc. trading at 77.1, the dividend yield is 3.68%, and the EPS is 10.94.

So could Prudential Financial, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 6.95. The PEG is 1.11, P/S is 0.61 and the P/B is at 0.69. The P/cash is 1.52, with P/free cash flow at 2.53.

Prudential Financial, Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.4, and total debt/equity at 0.48.

In terms of margins, Prudential Financial, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 12.00% and a profit margin of 8.90%.Payout ratio for Prudential Financial, Inc. is 23.10%. Return on assets come to 0.70% with return on investment coming to 8.00%.

Insider ownership for Prudential Financial, Inc., is at 0.20% and institutional ownership comes to 66.60%. Outstanding shares are at 448.86. While shares float is 439.98. The float short is currently 1.23%, and short ratio is 2.27.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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