Prudential Financial, Inc. (PRU)

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Prev Close 111.78
Open 113.06
Day Low/High 112.70 / 114.90
52 Wk Low/High 77.27 / 117.96
Volume 442.75K
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Shares Outstanding 378.00B
Market Cap 41.92B
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Life Insurers Lead This Value List

Life Insurers Lead This Value List

Among S&P 500 stocks, these two picks are bargain-priced and have solid balance sheets.

Who's Trimmed and Who's Out

Today I reduced my exposure in the following stocks: Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Prudential Financial (PRU). I have eliminated my long positions in iShares Japan Index (EWJ) Microsoft (MSFT), General Motors (GM), Express Scripts (ESRX)...

Adding to TBT and Prudential Longs

Shorter bonds, longer Prudential. I am adding to my ProShares UltraShort 20+ Year Treasury (TBT) and Prudential (PRU) longs now.

Favorite Sectors

Life insurance and automobiles. Two favorite long sectors: Life insurance and automobiles.

Lovable Laggards

I am buying GM, Prudential and CSX. Laggards that I am buying: General Motors (GM), Prudential (PRU) and CSX Corporation (CSX).

Looking at Laggards

Namely, Ford and Prudential. Laggards I am focusing on (long side) include Ford (F) and Prudential (PRU).

Looking at Laggards

Namely, Ford and Prudential. Laggards I am focusing on (long side) include Ford (F) and Prudential (PRU).

What I'm Buying

Select financials. I concentrated most of my buying in selected financials today, particularly life insurance.

Interesting Action in Insurance Stocks

I am not sure why the sector is outperforming. Insurance stocks are conspicuously outperforming, and I am not sure why. Could be nothing more than a bounce off of oversold -- I am making calls. I have broad exposure in the sector -- AIG (AIG), Linco...

From the Street of Dreams

Prudential is a Top Pick at RBC, and Morgan Stanley comes to Apple's defense. RBC Capital makes Prudential (PRU) a Top Pick with a price target of $91. $91? As my Grandma Koufax used to say, "Dougie, if wishes were horses then beggars would ride." I...

Housing Market Psychology Is Shifting: Let the Competition Begin

Housing Market Psychology Is Shifting: Let the Competition Begin

Existing home sales rose 2.3% in July, thanks to low mortgage rates & improvement in the labor market. The number of unsold homes has been steadily falling this year & as Erika Miller explains, competition for homes is heating up.

Out of Aforementioned Longs

Again, the list includes MetLife, Hartford, Prudential, Lincoln, Altisource, Ocwen and Chubb. Housekeeping item: I am out of all the longs previously mentioned as sales candidates (having reached their price targets) in a column earlier this morning...

Selling Some Stocks Soon

The list includes MetLife, Hartford, Prudential, Lincoln, Altisource, Ocwen and Chubb.  A number of stocks have now fulfilled my price objectives, and I will be sellling (on strength) these names that I still own. These include MetLife (MET), Hartfo...

Sell Bank of America! Against the Grain

Sell Bank of America! Against the Grain

Marek Fuchs, senior contributing analyst at TheStreet, warns Bank of America traders of getting good and giddy.

Insurance Ignites

The stocks are on fire. Insurance stocks are the world's fair. I expect them to continue to rally. It is my largest long sector exposure.

Adding Hartford to Insurance Longs

Which makes me even longer in the sector. I am expanding my long insurance sector exposure with a position in Hartford (HIG) now.

Olympic Sabre Rattling

Olympic Sabre Rattling

It's hard to figure out the equity market's near-term thrusts and parries.

Olympic Sabre Rattling

It's hard to figure out the equity market's near-term thrusts and parries. A lot of people don't like fencing because they don't understand the rules and terminology, but it's quite simple. Basically, there are four thrusts -- the cartilage, the cha...

Adding to Life Insurance Longs

They include Prudential, MetLife and Lincoln National. With intrest rates rising a bit today, I am adding to life insurers: Prudential (PRU), MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC).

Levels

Currently, 19 out of the 69 stocks I have mentioned recently are eligible to buy, down from 42 out of 66 five weeks ago. Below is an updated list of buy levels on selected stocks that I have mentioned on Real Money Pro. Reflecting my downgrade of th...

Longest Life Insurers

I have added to my Prudential, Lincoln National and MetLife longs this week. My largest sector long exposure is the life insurance group (once again) via Prudential (PRU), Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET). Despite low interest rates, the val...

Yesterday's Adds

They include Prudential, Yahoo!, CSX, Lincoln National, GM, Ford and Citi. Yesterday I added to the following longs on weakness: Prudential (PRU), Yahoo! (YHOO), CSX Corporation (CSX), Lincoln National (LNC), General Motors (GM), Ford (F) and Citigr...

Favorite Long and Short

My favorite long is Prudential, and my favorite short is Henry Schein. Favorite long: Prudential (PRU). Favorite short: Henry Schein (HSIC).

Adding to Life Insurance Longs

The sector is dirt cheap on a valuation basis. I continue to add to my investments in the life insurance sector -- namely, Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Prudential (PRU). The sector is dirt cheap on a valuation basis but plagued by lower...

Buying the Dips in Insurance

I am now about 10% net long. I have raised my net long exposure to about 10% with buys this morning in AIG (AIG), Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Prudential (PRU). Buy the dips, sell the rips.

Going Long Some Insurers

I'm buying MetLife and Pru as investments, not trades. I am picking at longs in MetLife (MET) and Prudential (PRU) now. Investments not trades!

Great Eight

I am keeping a bullish eye on AIG, BofA, Ford, GM, Sourcefire, Oaktree, Prudential and MetLife. I have added or am bidding for the following stocks into the morning's woosh lower: AIG (AIG), Bank of America (BAC), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Sour...

Trading on the Long Side

While I have added to some longs, I have taken on no new shorts since yesterday.  I have added to the following longs over the last 24 hours: Schlumberger (SLB), Ensco (ESV), Market Vectors Oil Services ETF (OIH), Ford (F), General Motors (GM), Sour...

S&P 1100 or S&P 1500 - Be Sure To Diversify!

S&P 1100 or S&P 1500 - Be Sure To Diversify!

Ed Keon, Managing Director and Portfolio Manager of Quantitative Management Associates, discusses how to navigate a choppy investing environment.

Buy-and-Hold Strategy Won't Work in Rest of 2012

Buy-and-Hold Strategy Won't Work in Rest of 2012

John Praveen, chief investment strategist at Prudential, explains that Europe, the fiscal cliff and U.S. elections mean that investors will have to be active in the second half of the year.