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Prudential Financial (PRU) Competitors

$119.36
+1.51 (+1.28%)
(As of 05/24/2024 ET)

PRU vs. MET, MFC, SLF, PUK, CRBG, AEG, RGA, BCS, AMP, and CCI

Should you be buying Prudential Financial stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Prudential Financial include MetLife (MET), Manulife Financial (MFC), Sun Life Financial (SLF), Prudential (PUK), Corebridge Financial (CRBG), Aegon (AEG), Reinsurance Group of America (RGA), Barclays (BCS), Ameriprise Financial (AMP), and Crown Castle (CCI). These companies are all part of the "finance" sector.

Prudential Financial vs.

Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) and MetLife (NYSE:MET) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, media sentiment, community ranking, risk, earnings, institutional ownership, analyst recommendations, valuation and profitability.

Prudential Financial pays an annual dividend of $5.20 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.4%. MetLife pays an annual dividend of $2.18 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.0%. Prudential Financial pays out 88.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. MetLife pays out 74.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend.

Prudential Financial has a beta of 1.35, meaning that its stock price is 35% more volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, MetLife has a beta of 1.09, meaning that its stock price is 9% more volatile than the S&P 500.

56.8% of Prudential Financial shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 89.8% of MetLife shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.3% of Prudential Financial shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of MetLife shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Prudential Financial had 4 more articles in the media than MetLife. MarketBeat recorded 23 mentions for Prudential Financial and 19 mentions for MetLife. Prudential Financial's average media sentiment score of 0.80 beat MetLife's score of 0.65 indicating that Prudential Financial is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Prudential Financial
10 Very Positive mention(s)
0 Positive mention(s)
6 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
MetLife
8 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
9 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive

MetLife received 77 more outperform votes than Prudential Financial when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 73.53% of users gave MetLife an outperform vote while only 65.03% of users gave Prudential Financial an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Prudential FinancialOutperform Votes
848
65.03%
Underperform Votes
456
34.97%
MetLifeOutperform Votes
925
73.53%
Underperform Votes
333
26.47%

Prudential Financial has higher earnings, but lower revenue than MetLife. Prudential Financial is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than MetLife, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Prudential Financial$50.89B0.84$2.49B$5.8820.30
MetLife$66.85B0.77$1.58B$2.9124.93

Prudential Financial currently has a consensus target price of $115.25, suggesting a potential downside of 3.44%. MetLife has a consensus target price of $79.08, suggesting a potential upside of 9.01%. Given MetLife's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe MetLife is more favorable than Prudential Financial.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Prudential Financial
2 Sell rating(s)
9 Hold rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.92
MetLife
0 Sell rating(s)
1 Hold rating(s)
12 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
2.92

Prudential Financial has a net margin of 3.76% compared to MetLife's net margin of 3.50%. MetLife's return on equity of 20.39% beat Prudential Financial's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Prudential Financial3.76% 15.50% 0.63%
MetLife 3.50%20.39%0.87%

Summary

MetLife beats Prudential Financial on 11 of the 19 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding PRU and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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PRU vs. The Competition

MetricPrudential FinancialLife insurance IndustryFinance SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$42.85B$17.40B$9.58B$17.80B
Dividend Yield4.41%2.98%6.25%3.55%
P/E Ratio20.308.6143.7722.25
Price / Sales0.841.32199.3910.27
Price / Cash9.6821.7228.0118.96
Price / Book1.481.313.225.91
Net Income$2.49B$1.02B$1.00B$976.87M
7 Day Performance-1.61%-1.62%-1.27%-1.53%
1 Month Performance7.36%5.62%2.23%3.68%
1 Year Performance49.07%28.49%18.73%24.48%

Prudential Financial Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
MET
MetLife
4.958 of 5 stars
$72.59
-0.4%
$78.85
+8.6%
+44.4%$51.62B$66.91B24.9545,000Analyst Forecast
MFC
Manulife Financial
4.9646 of 5 stars
$26.39
-0.2%
$33.33
+26.3%
+44.3%$47.38B$36.10B15.3440,000Ex-Dividend
High Trading Volume
SLF
Sun Life Financial
4.953 of 5 stars
$51.23
-0.5%
$77.00
+50.3%
+5.2%$29.77B$30.20B13.1030,941Positive News
PUK
Prudential
1.1355 of 5 stars
$20.48
+0.1%
N/A-28.3%$28.20B$19.50B0.0015,030
CRBG
Corebridge Financial
3.91 of 5 stars
$31.00
+0.9%
$29.25
-5.6%
+80.3%$18.96B$21.19B8.165,700Positive News
AEG
Aegon
1.8632 of 5 stars
$6.87
-0.3%
N/A+46.9%$18.24B$11.24B0.0020,634
RGA
Reinsurance Group of America
4.7233 of 5 stars
$209.61
-0.1%
$197.31
-5.9%
+44.7%$13.81B$20.47B16.293,900Positive News
BCS
Barclays
4.4384 of 5 stars
$11.17
+1.4%
N/A+41.5%$42.35B$25.10B8.3492,400
AMP
Ameriprise Financial
4.9118 of 5 stars
$434.08
+0.2%
$450.88
+3.9%
+50.4%$43.11B$15.94B14.7713,800
CCI
Crown Castle
4.7401 of 5 stars
$100.75
+0.1%
$112.64
+11.8%
-11.5%$43.78B$6.98B31.484,700Dividend Announcement

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This page (NYSE:PRU) was last updated on 5/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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