Shares of Prudential plc (LON:PRU) were up 0.1% on Thursday . The stock traded as high as GBX 1,828 ($24.04) and last traded at GBX 1,838.50 ($24.18). Approximately 3,867,171 shares changed hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 3% from the average daily volume of 3,970,000 shares. The stock had previously closed at GBX 1,836.50 ($24.15).

Several analysts have recently weighed in on PRU shares. Credit Suisse Group set a GBX 2,075 ($27.29) target price on Prudential plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 18th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating and issued a GBX 2,000 ($26.31) target price on shares of Prudential plc in a report on Thursday, August 17th. Shore Capital reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential plc in a report on Friday, August 11th. UBS AG set a GBX 2,200 ($28.94) target price on Prudential plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a GBX 2,000 ($26.31) target price on Prudential plc and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 11th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Prudential plc has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of GBX 1,978.58 ($26.02).

In other Prudential plc news, insider Anthony Nightingale bought 20,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 29th. The shares were bought at an average price of GBX 1,788 ($23.52) per share, for a total transaction of £357,600 ($470,340.66). Insiders have acquired a total of 20,031 shares of company stock worth $35,815,785 in the last quarter.

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About Prudential plc

Prudential Public Limited Company is an 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. The retail financial products and services include life insurance, pensions and annuities as well as collective investment schemes.

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