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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 84.51 (0.09% today). The market cap for Prudential Financial, Inc. is 37277.36, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Prudential Financial, Inc. is *TBA. Currently Prudential Financial, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 8.41, and a forward P/E of 8.2. Average volume for Prudential Financial, Inc. is 2372.68 and so far today it is 2118700.

Performance in the last year for Prudential Financial, Inc. has been 10.62%. For EPS growth, Prudential Financial, Inc. has seen a growth of 286.20%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 16.94%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 14.80% over the last five years and could be 6.65% for the next five years. Prudential Financial, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 5.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -32.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is 6.36%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 14.80%.

Since the IPO date for Prudential Financial, Inc. on the 12/13/2001, Prudential Financial, Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 6.85%. With Prudential Financial, Inc. trading at 84.51, the dividend yield is 3.31%, and the EPS is 10.05.

So could Prudential Financial, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 8.41. The PEG is 1.27, P/S is 0.66 and the P/B is at 0.68. The P/cash is 1.54, with P/free cash flow at 1.64.

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 0.34, and total debt/equity at 0.39.

In terms of margins, Prudential Financial, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 10.50% and a profit margin of 8.00%.Payout ratio for Prudential Financial, Inc. is 26.30%. Return on assets come to 0.60% with return on investment coming to 8.00%.

Insider ownership for Prudential Financial, Inc., is at 0.17% and institutional ownership comes to 66.00%. Outstanding shares are at 441.1. While shares float is 433.67. The float short is currently 1.76%, and short ratio is 3.21.

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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