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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK)?

The company in question is, Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) currently with a stock price of 35.83 (1.04% today). The market cap for Prudential plc is 47055.18, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Prudential plc is 43.45. Currently Prudential plc is trading with a P/E of 18.94, and a forward P/E of 9.91. Average volume for Prudential plc is 947.73 and so far today it is 559900.

Performance in the last year for Prudential plc has been -12.47%. For EPS growth, Prudential plc has seen a growth of 16.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.56%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 12.30% over the last five years and could be 9.00% for the next five years. Prudential plc has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 16.00%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -40.20%. The 20-day simple moving average is 0.83%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -3.45%.

Since the IPO date for Prudential plc on the 6/29/2000, Prudential plc has seen performance year to date to be -17.50%. With Prudential plc trading at 35.83, the dividend yield is 3.88%, and the EPS is 1.89.

So could Prudential plc, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 18.94. The PEG is 2.1, P/S is 0.69 and the P/B is at 2.37. The P/cash is 4.17, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

Prudential plc 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 0.7, and total debt/equity at 0.7.

In terms of margins, Prudential plc has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 4.00% and a profit margin of 3.50%.Payout ratio for Prudential plc is 55.10%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 12.70%.

Insider ownership for Prudential plc, is at 1.20% and institutional ownership comes to 1.40%. Outstanding shares are at 1313.29. While shares float is 1283.88. The float short is currently 0.06%, and short ratio is 0.88.

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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