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Is Prudential plc(NYSE: PUK), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Prudential plc (NYSE: PUK) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 6/29/2000. Prudential plc is in the Life Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Prudential plc, is 930.75, and so far today it has a volume of 604500. Performance year to date since the 6/29/2000 is -16.12%.

To help you determine whether Prudential plc is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 19.65 and forward P/E is 10.08. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Prudential plc has a value for PEG of 2.18. P/S ratio is 0.7 and the P/B ratio is 2.46. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 4.26 and *TBA respectively.

At the current price Prudential plc is trading at, 36.43 (-1.75% today), Prudential plc has a dividend yield of 3.82%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 55.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.85, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 8.56% after growing 16.20% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -40.20%, and 16.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 1293.07, and the number of shares float is 1283.89. The senior management bring insider ownership to 1.20%, and institutional ownership is at 1.40%. The float short is 0.06%, with the short ratio at a value of 0.89. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.50%, and also a return on investment of 12.70%.

The ability for Prudential plc, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.7 and total debt/equity is 0.7. In terms of margins, Prudential plc has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 4.00%, and Prudential plc has a profit margin of 3.50%.

The 52 week high is -22.10%, with 26.16% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 1.69% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.42%.

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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