Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)

113.04
0.15 0.13
NYSE
Prev Close 113.19
Open 113.27
Day Low/High 112.28 / 113.87
52 Wk Low/High 77.27 / 117.96
Volume 96.86K
Exchange NYSE
Shares Outstanding 378.00B
Market Cap 43.75B
P/E Ratio N/A
Div & Yield N.A. (N.A)
4 Stocks for Patient Income Investors

4 Stocks for Patient Income Investors

These should provide a solid start on building a decent portfolio.

4 Financial Stocks You Must Avoid

4 Financial Stocks You Must Avoid

With concerns about money management and preservation of capital, stay far away from these four financials.

Intermediate Trade: AET Building Long Positions

Intermediate Trade: AET Building Long Positions

If you agree that domestic growth is strong and implied volatility is excessive in some names, this may be a good time to consider selling puts the stocks of companies with a U.S. focus and positive year-over-year revenue growth.

Market Still Has 'Pockets of Value'

Market Still Has 'Pockets of Value'

Banks and homebuilders provide some good bargains.

Want Dividends? I Hope You Like Insurance and Oil

There aren't many high yielding blue chip stocks out there.

Health Care Names Pressure Other Insurance, Retail Stocks

Health Care Names Pressure Other Insurance, Retail Stocks

The trend will continue unless retail sales, job creation and incomes rise faster,

Banks Benefit From Interest Rate Trend

Banks Benefit From Interest Rate Trend

One of the few areas of the market offering good value.

What GE Tells Us About the Next Oil Boom

The financial oil players of yesterday are leaving the business.

Trade of the Week

I am making short Lincoln National (LNC) ($58.58) my Trade of the Week. As I mentioned in my sector analysis after the FOMC statement, the life insurance stocks' currently heady valuations (against private market value) and lower rates for longer (w...

Jobs Report Aftermath

The market sold off in morning trading, despite a better-than-expected jobs report that showed new job creation of 295,000 for February and saw the unemployment rate falling again, to 5.5%. Wage growth is still not benefiting from stronger job growt...

Prudential downgraded at RBC

Prudential downgraded at Deutsche

LNC's Beat Is a Miss

In the life insurance space, Lincoln National Corporation (LNC) reported a near $0.20 beat, but all of the beat was a recapture from the reinsurance subsidiary. Also, the company's tax rate was lower than expected. Comparing "apples to apples," LNC'...

The Impact of the Weak Yen, Part 2

The Impact of the Weak Yen, Part 2

Its impact on U.S. stocks isn't getting enough attention.

This Morning's Market Setup

Where it began. The rundown: • U.S. futures are flattish this morning. (S&P 500 futures are unchanged and Nasdaq futures are 3 handles lower) • Europe is up by about 0.50% on average. • The Nikkei is down 0.13%. The Wall Street Journal (Jon Hilsenra...

This Morning's Market Setup

Where it began. The rundown: U.S. futures are falling further after yesterday's breakdown. (S&P futures are down by 5 handles, and Nasdaq futures are 17 handles lower.) European stocks are very weak, with losses of over 1.25%. Nikkei is down by 1.05...

Another Confounding Day

Another Confounding Day

Why didn't the market go down ahead events that are deflating?

Eschew Big Moves

Eschew Big Moves

Incremental changes to one's portfolio management strategy are much more effective.

Prudential upgraded at Deutsche

The Record Shows I Took the Blows

And I did it my way. "Regrets, I've had a few But then again, too few to mention I did what I had to do And saw it through without exemption I planned each charted course Each careful step along the byway And more, much more than this I did it my wa...

2014 Special Olympics USA Games Kicks off With the NJ Devils

2014 Special Olympics USA Games Kicks off With the NJ Devils

To start the countdown to the 2014 Special Olympic USA Games, athletes, families and coaches from the NY/NJ area gathered at the Prudential Center to cheer on the New Jersey Devils.

Prudential upgraded at BofA/Merrill

100 Days Until the 2014 Special Olympics is Back in the USA!

100 Days Until the 2014 Special Olympics is Back in the USA!

Chairman & CEO of the Special Olympics, TJ Nelligan says this year's games will break records in terms of corporate sponsorship and volunteer participation.

My Best Ideas for (the Start of) 2014

My Best Ideas for (the Start of) 2014

Let's run through them.

Morning Market Look

Let's take a look at the overnight and early-morning price action in the major asset classes. The rundown: S&P futures are up 5; Nazzies futures are up 18; European markets are up a bit (The European Union unemployment rate dropped to 12.1% in Octob...

A Sacrifice to the Short Gods

Just a quick housekeeping item. I have covered my Prudential (PRU) short as a sacrifice to the short gods. I broke even on the trade.

Piling More On in Life Inusrance

Shorting the sector further. I am adding to my life insurance shorts now via Prudential (PRU), Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET).

Pressed Life Insurer Shorts

Again, the catalyst was the weaker-than-expected Philly Fed. I pressed my life insurance shorts on the weaker Philly Fed as well.