Press coverage about Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) has trended somewhat positive on Sunday, Accern reports. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public Limited Company earned a media sentiment score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the financial services provider an impact score of 71 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is likely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

A number of research firms recently issued reports on PUK. BidaskClub raised shares of Prudential Public Limited Company from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, June 29th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Prudential Public Limited Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 27th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) downgraded shares of Prudential Public Limited Company from a “conviction-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, May 8th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $46.70.

Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE PUK) traded down 0.30% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $46.49. 188,516 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $45.55 and its 200 day moving average is $42.21. Prudential Public Limited Company has a 52 week low of $32.52 and a 52 week high of $46.85. The firm has a market capitalization of $60.11 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.82 and a beta of 1.58.

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About Prudential Public Limited Company

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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