Media coverage about Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) has been trending positive this week, Alpha One reports. The research group, a subsidiary of Accern, ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Alpha One ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public Limited Company earned a coverage optimism score of 0.46 on Alpha One’s scale. Alpha One also assigned news stories about the financial services provider an impact score of 96 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Alpha One Sentiment’s rankings:

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK)

Shares of Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) traded up 1.37% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $46.04. The company had a trading volume of 448,110 shares. The company’s 50 day moving average price is $45.34 and its 200 day moving average price is $41.81. The stock has a market capitalization of $59.17 billion, a PE ratio of 23.95 and a beta of 1.61. Prudential Public Limited Company has a 52-week low of $29.14 and a 52-week high of $46.08.

A number of brokerages recently commented on PUK. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Public Limited Company from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, April 19th. J P Morgan Chase & Co upgraded Prudential Public Limited Company from an “underweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, March 17th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential Public Limited Company in a research report on Thursday, April 20th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $46.70.

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Prudential Public Limited Company Company Profile

Prudential Public Limited Company (Prudential) is a United Kingdom-based international financial services company. The Company offers a range of retail financial products and services and asset management services throughout these territories. The Company operates through Insurance operations and Asset management operations.

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