News coverage about Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) has been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. Accern rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern 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 earned a news sentiment score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.8805977865492 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near term.

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

Prudential Public Limited (PUK) traded up 1.16% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $46.96. The stock had a trading volume of 169,271 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $47.09 and a 200-day moving average of $43.98. Prudential Public Limited has a 1-year low of $32.52 and a 1-year high of $49.67. The stock has a market cap of $60.20 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.65 and a beta of 1.59.

The business also recently declared a semiannual dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, October 5th. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 25th will be issued a dividend of $0.3765 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 23rd. This represents a dividend yield of 1.62%.

Several equities research analysts have recently commented on PUK shares. Zacks Investment Research raised Prudential Public Limited from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, April 27th. BidaskClub raised Prudential Public Limited from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 29th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential Public Limited in a research note on Thursday, April 20th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the company. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $52.00.

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About Prudential Public Limited

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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