Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)

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NYSE
Prev Close 112.43
Open 112.08
Day Low/High 109.51 / 112.08
52 Wk Low/High 77.27 / 117.96
Volume 2.11M
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 378.00B
Market Cap 42.79B
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)

Stocks to Worry the Bullish Cabal

Here are some high-profile and widely-held stocks whose charts should concern the bullish cabal:   Netflix Starbucks Disney Tesla Coca-Cola Prudential Ford Valeant Perrigo Dollar Tree Macy's Nike   Note: These stocks represent a broad swath of secto...

Own a Piece of the Rock -- and Sun

Own a Piece of the Rock -- and Sun

3 book value bargains for the long run.

Trade of the Week: Go Long on Hartford Financial

Let's make a long of Hartford Financial this week's Trade of the Week. I've been recently adding to my HIG long, adding a shorter-term "trading long" of the stock to my longer-term "investment" position in it. (I did something similar with my short ...

Life Insurers Are Croaking

With the Bank of England easing monetary policy today, I'd like to point out that life insurance is the most-exposed sector to lower rates. (The second-most-exposed one is banking). Frankly, the "float" ain't what it used to be for insurers, while r...

Insurance Stocks: Trouble With the (Yield) Curve

Insurance Stocks: Trouble With the (Yield) Curve

Investors may finally be catching up to it.

Prudential downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Prudential Prepping for an Upside Breakout

Prudential Prepping for an Upside Breakout

Sideways action the last six weeks has allowed the stock to work off its overbought reading.

Fed Eyes Lower Costs for Systemic Insurers Prudential, AIG

Central bank governor Daniel Tarullo outlined some details for big 'systemically important' insurers but assured that compliance charges will be much lower those imposed on banks.

Good News for Our MetLife and Lincoln National Shorts

Large earnings misses yesterday at MetLife (MET) and today at Lincoln National (LNC) and Prudential (PRU) are pressuring the life-insurance sector -- a space I have great disaffection for! LNC and MET are both on my "Best Short Ideas" list based on ...

Prudential: U.S. Bond Market Set Up for Strong Q2 Returns

Prudential: U.S. Bond Market Set Up for Strong Q2 Returns

The Barclay's U.S. Aggregate bond index was up three percent in the first quarter after a flat 2015.

12 Financials to Ponder After JPMorgan Beat

12 Financials to Ponder After JPMorgan Beat

These banks, brokerages and insurers are attractive for investors with a six- to 12-month time horizon.

12 Financials to Consider After JPMorgan Beat

12 Financials to Consider After JPMorgan Beat

These banks, brokerages and insurers are attractive for investors with a six- to 12-month time horizon.

My 'Double Cheap' Portfolio Looks Good

These underpriced stocks have averaged 17% annual returns since 1999.

My Takeaways and Observations

"Wouldn't it be nice if we were older Then we wouldn't have to wait so long And wouldn't it be nice to live together In the kind of world where we belong..." --Beach Boys, "Wouldn't It Be Nice?"  I feel strongly that there is no or a limited safety ...

Today's Takeaways and Observations (Early Edition)

I started the day today by dissing the banks.                  Then, I unfriended Facebook (FB) by making it my Short Trade of the Week. Finally, I offered another critical post about auto stocks. Hey, at least I'm consistent! And at least I like Op...

MetLife Wins 'Too Big to Fail' Court Victory, Prudential to Try Next?

MetLife scored a huge court victory today, in its fight with financial regulators.

My Takeaways and Observations

Take this, bulls!  This, too!  I ended the day with my highest net short exposure in more than 12 months. Committed in view, or to be committed? You decide. The U.S. dollar declined in value today. This seems to be a key element of the bulls' argume...

Living the HIG Life

Hartford Financial (HIG) is up again -- albeit modestly -- despite continued declines for its major peers. Prudential (PRU) was down $0.95 a share at last check, while MetLife (MET) was off $0.50 and Lincoln National (LNC) had shed $0.50. I've alway...

My Takeaways and Observations

I remain "all in short," positioned on Friday afternoon.   My message for the day this morning? "Don't worship at the church of what's happening now."  The key insight today was the flight to safety. More risk off might lie ahead. Thanks for the nic...

My Takeaways and Observations

Mr. Market has provided outstanding opportunities year to date. I am happy with the way I have been trading the market, taking advantage of the market without memory from day to day and staying with my game plan in an unemotional way. The banks -- e...

Shorting More Berkshire Hathaway

The bond market isn't cooperating with stocks so far today. As for my trades in today's session, I'm adding to my short of Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.A, BRK.B) in addition to my recent long buys in biotech. I think the value of BRK.B's "float" is dimin...

REIT Stocks Not Getting Enough Respect From Investors

REIT Stocks Not Getting Enough Respect From Investors

REIT prices slowly sank over the course of 2015 as the market worried about the impact of potential Federal Reserve rate hikes.

GM, Ford, Verizon on Jim Cramer's Bear Market Shopping List

GM, Ford, Verizon on Jim Cramer's Bear Market Shopping List

TheStreet’s Jim Cramer says investors need protection in this market and they should look for high yielding stocks, like General Motors.

Prudential downgraded at BofA/Merrill

Cramer: My Shopping List for the Big Market Weakness, Part 3

Cramer: My Shopping List for the Big Market Weakness, Part 3

Next up are some very compelling 4%-plus accidental high yielders.

Treasury Yields to Stay Low and Range-Bound Says Prudential Strategist

Treasury Yields to Stay Low and Range-Bound Says Prudential Strategist

U.S. treasury yields are likely to remain low and range bound this year, and spreads right now look cheap to fundamentals in many cases.

This Portfolio Method Consistently Beats the Market; Why Would 2016 Be Different?

This Portfolio Method Consistently Beats the Market; Why Would 2016 Be Different?

The results were so consistent that I spent hours swilling coffee and checking the numbers by hand. 

Great Time to Get a Piece of the Rock

Prudential boasts low forward and trailing P/E ratios.

Today's Takeaways and Observations

My thoughts on the day to this point: A down day, thus far. S&P near the day's low. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) at $206, or about 30 cents above the day's low. Fairly bad breadth on the NYSE. Qs (Nasdaq) are creaming Ss (S&P) who are creaming Rs (Russell...

Prudential Drifts Into Low-Risk Buy Zone

Prudential Drifts Into Low-Risk Buy Zone

The insurance and financial giant has returned to a key support level this week.