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Is Prudential Financial, Inc.(NYSE: PRU), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE: PRU) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/13/2001. Prudential Financial, Inc. is in the Life Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Prudential Financial, Inc., is 2440.81, and so far today it has a volume of 593394. Performance year to date since the 12/13/2001 is -4.14%.

To help you determine whether Prudential Financial, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 7.62 and forward P/E is 7.44. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Prudential Financial, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.27. P/S ratio is 0.6 and the P/B ratio is 0.61. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 1.4 and 1.49 respectively.

At the current price Prudential Financial, Inc. is trading at, 76.12 (-0.52% today), Prudential Financial, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.66%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 26.30%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 10.05, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 15.43% after growing 286.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -32.60%, and 5.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 442.73, and the number of shares float is 434.39. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.17%, and institutional ownership is at 67.60%. The float short is 1.19%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.12. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.60%, and also a return on investment of 8.00%.

The ability for Prudential Financial, Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.34 and total debt/equity is 0.39. In terms of margins, Prudential Financial, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 10.50%, and Prudential Financial, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.00%.

The 52 week high is -11.84%, with 35.75% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.09% and the 200 day simple moving average is 2.02%.

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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