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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 2431.25, and so far today it has a volume of 2050100. Performance year to date since the 12/13/2001 is -10.04%.

To help you determine whether Prudential Financial, Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 6.57 and forward P/E is 6.94. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Prudential Financial, Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.06. P/S ratio is 0.57 and the P/B ratio is 0.65. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 1.42 and 2.37 respectively.

At the current price Prudential Financial, Inc. is trading at, 71.81 (1.16% today), Prudential Financial, Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.90%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 23.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 10.94, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.63% after growing 327.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -34.30%, and -7.10% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 445.3, and the number of shares float is 439.98. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.20%, and institutional ownership is at 67.00%. The float short is 1.22%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.22. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.70%, 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 0.4 and total debt/equity is 0.48. In terms of margins, Prudential Financial, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 12.00%, and Prudential Financial, Inc. has a profit margin of 8.90%.

The 52 week high is -19.72%, with 28.06% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -3.94% and the 200 day simple moving average is -3.97%.

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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