Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) – Jefferies Group upped their FY2017 EPS estimates for shares of Prudential Public Limited in a research note issued to investors on Tuesday. Jefferies Group analyst M. Cathcart now expects that the financial services provider will post earnings per share of $3.67 for the year, up from their previous estimate of $3.58. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Prudential Public Limited’s FY2018 earnings at $3.90 EPS.

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Other equities analysts have also recently issued research reports about the company. BidaskClub cut Prudential Public Limited from a “strong-buy” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Prudential Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $52.00 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, August 31st. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company. Prudential Public Limited currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average price target of $54.00.

Shares of Prudential Public Limited (NYSE PUK) traded down $0.42 on Wednesday, hitting $47.98. The stock had a trading volume of 14,132 shares, compared to its average volume of 152,080. Prudential Public Limited has a fifty-two week low of $33.31 and a fifty-two week high of $49.87.

A number of hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd lifted its stake in Prudential Public Limited by 230.6% during the third quarter. Dynamic Technology Lab Private Ltd now owns 17,478 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $838,000 after purchasing an additional 12,192 shares during the last quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. lifted its stake in Prudential Public Limited by 6.3% during the third quarter. Ameriprise Financial Inc. now owns 182,474 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $8,752,000 after purchasing an additional 10,762 shares during the last quarter. Comerica Bank lifted its stake in Prudential Public Limited by 1.8% during the third quarter. Comerica Bank now owns 73,184 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $3,567,000 after purchasing an additional 1,281 shares during the last quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp lifted its stake in Prudential Public Limited by 0.9% during the third quarter. Bank of New York Mellon Corp now owns 317,899 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $15,230,000 after purchasing an additional 2,975 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Advisor Group Inc. lifted its stake in Prudential Public Limited by 257.6% during the third quarter. Advisor Group Inc. now owns 16,023 shares of the financial services provider’s stock worth $767,000 after purchasing an additional 11,542 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 1.61% of the company’s stock.

Prudential Public Limited Company Profile

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.

Earnings History and Estimates for Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK)

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