Prudential Financial Company Profile (NYSE:PRU)

About Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)

Prudential Financial logoPrudential Financial, Inc., is a financial services company. The Company, through its subsidiaries, offers a range of financial products and services, which includes life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds and investment management. The Company's operations consists of four divisions, which together encompass seven segments. The U.S. Retirement Solutions and Investment Management division consists of Individual Annuities, Retirement and Asset Management segments. The U.S. Individual Life and Group Insurance division consists of Individual Life and Group Insurance segments. The International Insurance division consists of International Insurance segment. The Closed Block division consists of Closed Block segment. The Company has operations in the United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

Industry, Sector and Symbol:
  • Sector: Finance
  • Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Sub-Industry: Life & Health Insurance
  • Symbol: NYSE:PRU
  • CUSIP: 74432010
  • Web:
  • Market Cap: $47.30306 billion
  • Outstanding Shares: 427,000,000
Average Prices:
  • 50 Day Moving Avg: $105.78
  • 200 Day Moving Avg: $106.81
  • 52 Week Range: $82.45 - $115.26
  • Trailing P/E Ratio: 12.37
  • Foreward P/E Ratio: 9.87
  • P/E Growth: 1.35
Sales & Book Value:
  • Annual Revenue: $59.25 billion
  • Price / Sales: 0.80
  • Book Value: $113.44 per share
  • Price / Book: 0.98
  • Annual Dividend: $3.00
  • Dividend Yield: 2.7%
  • EBITDA: $7.12 billion
  • Net Margins: 7.15%
  • Return on Equity: 8.98%
  • Return on Assets: 0.56%
  • Debt-to-Equity Ratio: 0.36%
  • Current Ratio: 0.13%
  • Quick Ratio: 0.13%
  • Average Volume: 1.78 million shs.
  • Beta: 1.51
  • Short Ratio: 2.12

Frequently Asked Questions for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)

What is Prudential Financial's stock symbol?

Prudential Financial trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "PRU."

How often does Prudential Financial pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Prudential Financial?

Prudential Financial declared a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, August 8th. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.75 per share on Thursday, September 14th. This represents a $3.00 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.71%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 18th. View Prudential Financial's Dividend History.

How were Prudential Financial's earnings last quarter?

Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, August, 2nd. The company reported $2.09 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts' consensus estimates of $2.70 by $0.61. The firm earned $13.03 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $12.45 billion. Prudential Financial had a net margin of 7.15% and a return on equity of 8.98%. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.84 EPS. View Prudential Financial's Earnings History.

When will Prudential Financial make its next earnings announcement?

Prudential Financial is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Wednesday, November, 1st 2017. View Earnings Estimates for Prudential Financial.

Where is Prudential Financial's stock going? Where will Prudential Financial's stock price be in 2017?

13 brokers have issued 1 year price objectives for Prudential Financial's stock. Their predictions range from $100.00 to $129.00. On average, they expect Prudential Financial's stock price to reach $115.00 in the next twelve months. View Analyst Ratings for Prudential Financial.

What are analysts saying about Prudential Financial stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Prudential Financial stock:

  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Shares of the company outperformed the industry in a year’s time. Moreover, the company saw its 2017 and 2018 estimates move north in the last 60 days. Prudential Financial remains well poised for growth on the back of its high performing asset management business, international operations and deeper reach in the pension risk transfer market. It strives to build leadership position in the pension risk transfer market. Expanded international presence provides it with better organic growth opportunities than peers. Also, a strong balance sheet and efficient capital management are tailwinds. It now expects ROE between 12% and 13% in the near to intermediate-term. However, exposure to low interest rates, unfavorable currency impact and regulatory control remain headwinds." (10/10/2017)
  • 2. Wells Fargo & Company analysts commented, "We expect a modestly negative reaction to Q2 earnings in PRU shares.  Adjusting 2017E for the miss. We are lowering our full-year 2017E to $10.06 from $10.69 to reflect the miss. No change to our 2018E of $11.15. No change to our $110 price target.  More on the actuarial assumption review. The $653 million impact to life segment earnings from updates to reserves as a result of the actuarial assumption review was primarily driven by systems upgrades, which resulted in: 1) slight acceleration of claims, and 2) a change in estimating reinsurance cash flows, from a pay-as-you-go system to an accrual system. The net change will result in a quarterly degradation of $40 million pre-tax to life segment earnings. The change in assumptions in the annuity and retirement segments will add a combined $30 million pre-tax to quarterly earnings. We note the net $10 million degradation of quarterly earnings power is immaterial in the context of run-rate pretax earnings of $1.5 billion.  What we liked." (8/3/2017)

Who are some of Prudential Financial's key competitors?

Who are Prudential Financial's key executives?

Prudential Financial's management team includes the folowing people:

  • John R. Strangfeld Jr., Chairman of the Board, President, Chief Executive Officer
  • Mark B. Grier, Vice Chairman of the Board
  • Robert M. Falzon, Chief Financial Officer, Executive Vice President
  • Charles F. Lowrey, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - International Businesses
  • Lucien Alziari, Chief Human Resource Officer, Senior Vice President
  • Timothy Patrick Harris, Executive Vice President, General Counsel
  • Stephen Pelletier, Executive Vice President, Chief Operating Officer - U.S. Businesses
  • Scott G. Sleyster, Senior Vice President, Chief Investment Officer
  • Barbara G. Koster, Senior Vice President, Chief Information Officer
  • Nicholas C. Silitch, Senior Vice President, Chief Risk Officer

Who owns Prudential Financial stock?

Prudential Financial's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional investors include APG Asset Management N.V. (0.63%), Douglas Lane & Associates LLC (0.15%), PGGM Investments (0.14%), Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.07%), State Treasurer State of Michigan (0.03%) and Shell Asset Management Co. (0.02%). Company insiders that own Prudential Financial stock include Barbara Koster, Charles F Lowrey, Douglas A Scovanner, George Paz, John R Strangfeld Jr, John R Strangfeld, Jr, Michael Todman, Nicholas C Silitch, Robert Falzon, Scott Sleyster, Sharon C Taylor, Stephen Pelletier and Timothy P Harris. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Prudential Financial.

Who sold Prudential Financial stock? Who is selling Prudential Financial stock?

Prudential Financial's stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Meeder Asset Management Inc., Shell Asset Management Co., Oakbrook Investments LLC, Mutual of America Capital Management LLC, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC, State Treasurer State of Michigan, Murphy Capital Management Inc. and Foster & Motley Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Prudential Financial stock in the last year include Barbara Koster, Charles F Lowrey, John R Strangfeld Jr, Nicholas C Silitch, Stephen Pelletier and Timothy P Harris. View Insider Buying and Selling for Prudential Financial.

Who bought Prudential Financial stock? Who is buying Prudential Financial stock?

Prudential Financial's stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including APG Asset Management N.V., PGGM Investments, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Sit Investment Associates Inc., Douglas Lane & Associates LLC, Eqis Capital Management Inc., Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. and First United Bank Trust. Company insiders that have bought Prudential Financial stock in the last two years include Douglas A Scovanner, George Paz and Michael Todman. View Insider Buying and Selling for Prudential Financial.

How do I buy Prudential Financial stock?

Shares of Prudential Financial can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Prudential Financial's stock price today?

One share of Prudential Financial stock can currently be purchased for approximately $110.78.

MarketBeat Community Rating for Prudential Financial (NYSE PRU)
Community Ranking:  3.0 out of 5 (star star star)
Outperform Votes:  565 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  384 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  949
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Analyst Ratings

Consensus Ratings for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) (How are Consensus Ratings Calculated?)
Ratings Breakdown: 6 Hold Ratings, 7 Buy Ratings
Consensus Rating:Buy (Score: 2.54)
Consensus Price Target: $115.00 (3.81% upside)
Consensus Price Target History for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Price Target History for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Analysts' Ratings History for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
DateFirmActionRatingPrice TargetImpact on Share PriceDetails
10/18/2017Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The)Initiated CoverageNeutral$114.00N/AView Rating Details
10/17/2017Citigroup Inc.UpgradeNeutral -> Buy$103.00N/AView Rating Details
10/16/2017Keefe, Bruyette & WoodsReiterated RatingBuy$121.00N/AView Rating Details
10/10/2017FBR & CoUpgradeNeutral -> Buy$117.00 -> $100.00N/AView Rating Details
10/5/2017Morgan StanleyBoost Price TargetEqual Weight$118.00 -> $123.00N/AView Rating Details
9/6/2017Royal Bank Of CanadaReiterated RatingHold$117.00HighView Rating Details
8/3/2017Wells Fargo & CompanyReiterated RatingHoldHighView Rating Details
5/23/2017Credit Suisse GroupLower Price TargetNeutral$121.00 -> $120.00LowView Rating Details
4/19/2017Deutsche Bank AGBoost Price TargetBuy$114.00 -> $117.00MediumView Rating Details
4/3/2017J P Morgan Chase & CoBoost Price TargetOverweight$108.00 -> $113.00LowView Rating Details
2/19/2017Barclays PLCReiterated RatingBuy$129.00N/AView Rating Details
2/10/2017Atlantic SecuritiesDowngradeOverweight -> NeutralN/AView Rating Details
12/7/2016Bank of America CorporationUpgradeUnderperform -> BuyN/AView Rating Details
7/6/2016Evercore ISIInitiated CoverageHold$78.00N/AView Rating Details
4/1/2016Sandler O'NeillReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
3/18/2016MacquarieReiterated RatingNeutral$85.00 -> $88.00N/AView Rating Details
3/18/2016Drexel HamiltonReiterated RatingBuyN/AView Rating Details
3/17/2016Raymond James Financial, Inc.Reiterated RatingStrong-Buy$101.00 -> $106.00N/AView Rating Details
2/11/2016Piper Jaffray CompaniesReiterated RatingOverweight$100.00 -> $89.00N/AView Rating Details
11/26/2015ArgusDowngradeBuy -> HoldN/AView Rating Details
(Data available from 10/23/2015 forward)


Earnings History for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Earnings by Quarter for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Earnings History by Quarter for Prudential Financial (NYSE PRU)
DateQuarterConsensus EstimateActual EPSRevenue EstimateActual RevenueRelease LinkConference CallDetails
11/1/2017$2.68N/AView Earnings Details
8/2/2017Q2 2017$2.70$2.09$12.45 billion$13.03 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/3/2017Q1 2017$2.64$2.79$12.75 billion$13.24 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/8/2017Q416$2.32$2.46$12.09 billion$13.42 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/2/2016Q316$2.49$2.66$11.52 billion$13.38 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/3/2016Q216$2.51$1.84$11.53 billion$13.01 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/4/2016Q116$2.37$2.18$11.19 billion$11.93 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/10/2016Q415$2.30$1.94$11.54 billion$13.25 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/4/2015Q315$2.42$2.40$11.33 billion$11.08 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/5/2015Q215$2.47$2.91$11.24 billion$12.50 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/6/2015Q115$2.39$2.79$11.16 billion$11.81 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/4/2015Q414$2.37$2.12$12.31 billion$15.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/5/2014Q3$2.41$2.20$11.40 billion$11.77 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/6/2014Q214$2.35$2.49$11.12 million$11.11 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/7/2014Q114$2.26$2.40$11.72 billion$10.94 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2014Q413$2.18$2.20$11.99 billion$10.98 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2013Q313$2.10$2.94$12.65 billion$10.82 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
8/7/2013Q2 2013$1.98$2.30$12.23 billion$11.72 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
5/1/2013Q1 2013$1.88$2.28$12.67 billion$11.83 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
2/6/2013Q1 2013$1.74$1.69$12.86 billionViewListenView Earnings Details
11/7/2012Q312$1.67$1.53$10.91 billion$13.25 billionViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/1/2012$1.54$1.34ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/2/2012$1.71$1.56ViewN/AView Earnings Details
11/2/2011$1.54$1.07ViewN/AView Earnings Details
8/3/2011$1.55$1.68ViewN/AView Earnings Details
5/5/2011$1.48$1.69ViewN/AView Earnings Details
2/9/2011$1.48$1.78ViewN/AView Earnings Details
(Data available from 1/1/2011 forward)


Earnings Estimates for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
2017 EPS Consensus Estimate: $10.42
2018 EPS Consensus Estimate: $11.03
QuarterNumber of EstimatesLow EstimateHigh EstimateAverage Estimate
Q1 20172$2.58$2.64$2.61
Q2 20172$2.60$2.67$2.64
Q3 20172$2.68$2.72$2.70
Q4 20172$2.44$2.50$2.47
Q1 20181$2.86$2.86$2.86
Q2 20181$2.81$2.81$2.81
Q3 20181$2.78$2.78$2.78
Q4 20181$2.58$2.58$2.58
(Data provided by Zacks Investment Research)


Current Dividend Information for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Most Recent Dividend:9/14/2017
Annual Dividend:$3.00
Dividend Yield:2.71%
Dividend Growth:17.40% (3 Year Average)
Payout Ratio:33.63% (Trailing 12 Months of Earnings)
29.64% (Based on This Year's Estimates)
26.74% (Based on Next Year's Estimates)
Track Record:8 Years of Consecutive Dividend Growth
Dividend Payments by Quarter for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)

Dividend History by Quarter for Prudential Financial (NYSE PRU)
AnnouncedPeriodAmountYieldEx-Dividend DateRecord DatePayable Date
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)

Insider Trades

Insider Trading and Institutional Ownership History for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Insider Ownership Percentage: 0.66%
Institutional Ownership Percentage: 64.41%
Insider Trades by Quarter for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Insider Trades by Quarter for Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU)
Transaction DateInsider NameTitleBuy/SellNumber of SharesAverage Share PriceTotal TransactionDetails
8/9/2017Nicholas C SilitchInsiderSell14,897$110.00$1,638,670.00View SEC Filing  
8/7/2017Stephen PelletierInsiderSell4,133$112.18$463,639.94View SEC Filing  
7/3/2017John R Strangfeld JrChairmanSell201,585$110.00$22,174,350.00View SEC Filing  
5/8/2017Charles F LowreyInsiderSell222,857$108.04$24,077,470.28View SEC Filing  
3/2/2017Barbara KosterInsiderSell33,743$112.87$3,808,572.41View SEC Filing  
2/23/2017George PazDirectorBuy500$110.73$55,365.00View SEC Filing  
2/21/2017Michael TodmanDirectorBuy450$111.11$49,999.50View SEC Filing  
2/17/2017Timothy P HarrisEVPSell6,087$110.75$674,135.25View SEC Filing  
10/14/2016Scott SleysterInsiderSell9,379$85.06$797,777.74View SEC Filing  
10/10/2016Sharon C TaylorSVPSell85,490$84.99$7,265,795.10View SEC Filing  
10/5/2016Charles F LowreyInsiderSell50,322$85.00$4,277,370.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2016Robert FalzonCFOSell9,781$85.00$831,385.00View SEC Filing  
10/5/2016Timothy P HarrisEVPSell6,531$85.00$555,135.00View SEC Filing  
9/9/2016Charles F LowreyInsiderSell41,644$80.00$3,331,520.00View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Robert FalzonCFOSell33,820$77.13$2,608,536.60View SEC Filing  
8/8/2016Stephen PelletierInsiderSell4,470$76.36$341,329.20View SEC Filing  
2/16/2016Douglas A ScovannerDirectorBuy7,400$62.56$462,944.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Charles F. LowreyEVPSell7,959$85.00$676,515.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015John R. Strangfeld, Jr.ChairmanSell70,026$85.00$5,952,210.00View SEC Filing  
11/3/2015Sharon C. TaylorSVPSell14,589$85.00$1,240,065.00View SEC Filing  
8/17/2015Stephen PelletierEVPSell10,690$88.93$950,661.70View SEC Filing  
6/10/2015Susan L BlountEVPSell26,465$90.00$2,381,850.00View SEC Filing  
3/3/2015Robert AxelSVPSell3,785$81.23$307,455.55View SEC Filing  
12/23/2014Susan L BlountEVPSell3,129$92.00$287,868.00View SEC Filing  
8/19/2014Mark B GrierChairmanSell408,076$89.42$36,490,155.92View SEC Filing  
8/18/2014Scott SleysterSVPSell18,866$89.19$1,682,658.54View SEC Filing  
6/6/2014Richard F LambertSVPSell2,376$89.12$211,749.12View SEC Filing  
3/12/2014Sharon TaylorSVPSell21,926$86.36$1,893,529.36View SEC Filing  
3/7/2014Susan BlountEVPSell68,047$88.00$5,988,136.00View SEC Filing  
3/6/2014Peter SayreSVPSell2,200$86.95$191,290.00View SEC Filing  
11/25/2013Robert FalzonCFOSell17,565$89.69$1,575,404.85View SEC Filing  
11/18/2013Mark GrierChairmanSell280,902$89.30$25,084,548.60View SEC Filing  
9/18/2013Peter SayreSVPSell9,001$81.60$734,481.60View SEC Filing  
9/9/2013Sharon C TaylorSVPSell22,073$77.95$1,720,590.35View SEC Filing  
9/4/2013Constance J HornerDirectorSell5,000$78.50$392,500.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013Peter SayreSVPSell4,000$80.50$322,000.00View SEC Filing  
8/13/2013Susan BlountEVPSell32,809$80.59$2,644,077.31View SEC Filing  
7/10/2013Peter B SayreSVPSell10,888$77.63$845,235.44View SEC Filing  
6/10/2013Peter B SayreSVPSell1,100$72.61$79,871.00View SEC Filing  
5/30/2013Barbara KosterSVPSell8,736$70.30$614,140.80View SEC Filing  
5/15/2013Peter B SayreSVPSell7,830$67.66$529,777.80View SEC Filing  
5/13/2013Susan L BlountSVPSell6,289$64.84$407,778.76View SEC Filing  
5/8/2013Edward P BairdEVPSell18,344$65.87$1,208,319.28View SEC Filing  
12/6/2012Barbara KosterSVPSell6,386$52.36$334,370.96View SEC Filing  
11/12/2012Scott SleysterSVPSell27,263$52.34$1,426,945.42View SEC Filing  
(Data available from 1/1/2013 forward)


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