News stories about Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) have been trending somewhat positive on Tuesday, Accern reports. Accern scores the sentiment of media coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Prudential Public Limited earned a coverage optimism score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news articles about the financial services provider an impact score of 46.2495608864039 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Prudential Public Limited (NYSE:PUK) traded up 0.29% on Tuesday, reaching $47.64. The company had a trading volume of 174,727 shares. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $47.18 and a 200 day moving average price of $45.18. Prudential Public Limited has a 1-year low of $32.52 and a 1-year high of $49.67. The firm has a market capitalization of $61.32 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.26 and a beta of 1.59.

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

Several research analysts recently weighed in on the company. BidaskClub upgraded Prudential Public Limited from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Prudential Public Limited from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus target price of $52.00.

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About Prudential Public Limited

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.

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