Evercore ISI upgraded shares of Prudential Public (NYSE:PUK) from an in-line rating to an outperform rating in a report issued on Wednesday morning, MarketBeat.com reports.

A number of other analysts have also recently issued reports on PUK. Zacks Investment Research raised Prudential Public from a sell rating to a hold rating in a research report on Tuesday, December 11th. ValuEngine cut Prudential Public from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Monday, January 7th. Deutsche Bank reaffirmed a buy rating on shares of Prudential Public in a research report on Tuesday, October 2nd. Finally, Societe Generale cut Prudential Public from a hold rating to a sell rating in a research report on Tuesday. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, two have issued a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of Hold and an average price target of $57.00.

Shares of NYSE PUK opened at $37.51 on Wednesday. Prudential Public has a 52 week low of $33.31 and a 52 week high of $55.36. The company has a market cap of $47.43 billion, a P/E ratio of 10.03, a P/E/G ratio of 1.00 and a beta of 1.38.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Moody National Bank Trust Division acquired a new stake in shares of Prudential Public in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $43,000. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. bought a new position in shares of Prudential Public during the third quarter worth approximately $104,000. Stelac Advisory Services LLC bought a new position in shares of Prudential Public during the third quarter worth approximately $135,000. Glenmede Trust Co. NA bought a new position in shares of Prudential Public during the third quarter worth approximately $157,000. Finally, Dearborn Partners LLC bought a new position in shares of Prudential Public during the third quarter worth approximately $201,000. 1.61% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

About Prudential Public

Prudential plc, together with its subsidiaries, provides a range of retail financial products and services, and asset management services in Asia, the United States, the United Kingdom, Europe, and Africa. The company offers health and protection, as well as other life insurance products, including participating business and mutual funds; and personal lines property and casualty insurance, group insurance, and institutional fund management services.

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