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The long-term trend of the EPS is an important number as it indicates the present value of Prudential Public Limited Company. It is usually expressed as a percentage and is then referred to as the EPS growth rate, which is 21.50%. The long-term trend in EPS shows how well the management of Prudential Public Limited Company is adding value for shareholders.



Prudential Public Limited Company is part of the financial services sector and is part of the life insurance industry. The company CEO is Michael Andrew Wells. Prudential is a financial services group that offers life insurance, long-term savings and protection products, retirement income solutions and asset management services throughout Asia, United States and United Kingdom.

Previous Intraday Performance:

The PUK shares had a previous change of -2.10% which opened at 44.17 and closed at 42.90. It moved to an intraday high of 44.17 and a low of 42.90.

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Historical Performance:

Over the last five trading days, PUK shares returned -4.58% and in the past 30 trading days it returned -5.51%. Over three months, it changed -7.85%. In one year it has changed -8.96% and within that year its 52-week high was 55.36 and its 52-week low was 42.90. PUK stock has reached a new 52-week low!

Our calculations result in a 200 day moving average of 48.51 and a 50 day moving average of 44.91. Right now, PUK stock is trading -11.57% below its 200 day moving average and may not be a great opportunity to buy as it may continue to trend down.

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Liquidity:

The company has a market cap of $55.6b with 1.3b shares outstanding and a float of 1.3b shares. Trading volume was 184,723 shares and has experienced an average volume of 183,977 shares. Our calculation, using the current average volume and close price, leads me to believe that the liquidity is bad, highly speculative and an investor may want to avoid this stock.

Earnings:

The last annual reported EPS for Prudential Public Limited Company was 2.51 which ended on 31st of December 2017, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 17.09.

Below was the last reported quarterly earnings per share:
12-31-2017:  0.00 (estimated)
12-31-2016:  0
12-31-2015:  0
12-31-2014:  0



The dividend per share is currently 0.82, which is a dividend yield of 1.90%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 50.29, which means it might be undervalued and has a margin of safety of 14.69%

Indicators Also to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 1.60% of institutional ownership. Short-interest was 288,030, which was 0.02% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 1.59. This stock has some short interest, but it might be normal and no need to worry if long the position.

I calculated the beta to be 1.42

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Fundamental Numbers:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 14.30%, return on assets is 0.46%, profit margin is 4.11%, price-to-sales is 0.01 and price-to-book is 2.73.

Company Score Card:

Results are out of six:
 1  : Growth Expectations Result
 1  : Financial Safety Result
 1  : Past Performance Result
 2  : Valuation Result
 5  : Dividend Safety Result
 2  : Overall Result

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