Prudential plc (PRU.L) (LON:PRU) insider Mark FitzPatrick purchased 13 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, January 8th. The stock was acquired at an average price of GBX 1,448 ($18.92) per share, with a total value of £188.24 ($245.94).
LON:PRU opened at GBX 1,414.50 ($18.48) on Thursday. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of GBX 1,321.42 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of GBX 1,207.84. Prudential plc has a 52-week low of GBX 682.80 ($8.92) and a 52-week high of GBX 1,509 ($19.72). The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 92.35, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a current ratio of 2.25. The firm has a market capitalization of £36.91 billion and a PE ratio of 261.94.
Several research analysts have recently weighed in on PRU shares. Barclays restated a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 1,511 ($19.74) price target on shares of Prudential plc (PRU.L) in a research note on Tuesday, November 24th. UBS Group reiterated a “buy” rating and set a GBX 1,563 ($20.42) price objective on shares of Prudential plc (PRU.L) in a research report on Wednesday, December 2nd. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada set a GBX 1,300 ($16.98) price objective on Prudential plc (PRU.L) and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, September 21st. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, four have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Prudential plc (PRU.L) has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of GBX 1,335.18 ($17.44).
Prudential plc, through its subsidiaries, provides a range of long-term savings and protection products in Asia, the United States, and Africa. The company offers health and protection, as well as savings products, such as participating, linked, and other traditional products; and life insurance. It also provides variable, fixed, and fixed index annuities; and guaranteed investment contracts and funding agreements.
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