Insider’s View: Deciphering Prudential Financial Inc. (PRU)’s Financial Health Through Ratios

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The price of Prudential Financial Inc. (NYSE: PRU) closed at $117.73 in the last session, down -0.21% from day before closing price of $117.98. In other words, the price has decreased by -$0.21 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1.61 million shares were traded. PRU stock price reached its highest trading level at $118.455 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $116.2537.


We take a closer look at PRU’s different ratios to gain a better understanding of the stock. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 1.02 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 0.75.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for the company, Jefferies on May 22, 2024, Upgraded its rating to Buy and sets its target price to $143 from $121 previously.

JP Morgan Downgraded its Overweight to Neutral on January 03, 2024, whereas the target price for the stock was revised from $119 to $118.

Insider Transactions:

An investor can also benefit from insider trades by learning what management is thinking about the future direction of stock prices. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 13 ’24 when FALZON ROBERT sold 130,092 shares for $118.57 per share. The transaction valued at 15,425,008 led to the insider holds 202,083 shares of the business.

SCHMIDT TIMOTHY L sold 5,189 shares of PRU for $604,934 on May 08 ’24. The Senior Vice President now owns 12,236 shares after completing the transaction at $116.58 per share. On Mar 12 ’24, another insider, SULLIVAN ANDREW F, who serves as the Executive Vice President of the company, sold 7,685 shares for $111.57 each. As a result, the insider received 857,415 and left with 13,691 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, PRU now has a Market Capitalization of 42274017280 and an Enterprise Value of 44120068096. As of this moment, Prudential’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 19.90, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 8.04. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 1.99. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 0.72 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 1.55. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 0.73 whereas that against EBITDA is 13.877.

Stock Price History:

Over the past 52 weeks, PRU has reached a high of $121.39, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $82.02. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 2.27%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 13.40%.

Shares Statistics:

According to the various share statistics, PRU traded on average about 1.43M shares per day over the past 3-months and 1392070 shares per day over the past 10 days. A total of 359.22M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 358.31M. Insiders hold about 0.19% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 58.47% stake in the company. Shares short for PRU as of 1715731200 were 4501165 with a Short Ratio of 3.15, compared to 1713139200 on 4724711. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 4501165 and a Short% of Float of 1.4199998999999999.

Dividends & Splits

The forward annual dividend rate for PRU is 5.10, which was 5.05 in the trailing 12 months. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.042803865The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 5.02.

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