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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU

Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Life Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU  has a market cap of 33390.93. Since its IPO date on the 12/13/2001, Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU performance year to date is -3.82%. Today Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU has gained 0.60%, with a current price of 76.53.

Ownership of the company is 0.17% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 66.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 26.30%. Return of assets are at 0.60%, with return on investment at 8.00%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.34. While Total debt/equity is 0.39. With a profit margin of 8.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 10.50%. Prudential Financial, Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU has seen a EPS growth of 286.20%. A performance for the year of -2.28%. The 52-week high is -10.55%, and the 52-week low is 37.74%. The average volume for Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU is 896459.

With a target price of 82.54, can Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Prudential Financial, Inc., PRU. Prudential Financial, Inc. has a P/E of 7.57 and a forward P/E of 7.39. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.27. Prudential Financial, Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 0.59 and 0.61 respectively. For P/cash, Prudential Financial, Inc. has a value of 1.38, while it is 1.47 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 76.53, Prudential Financial, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.68%. We see a return on equity of 9.60%.

Looking more long-term Prudential Financial, Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 5.98%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 16.43% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 286.20% for this year and for the last five years a 14.80% growth has been seen.

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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