Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Prudential LSE:PRU London Ordinary Share GB0007099541 ORD 5P
  Price Change % Change Share Price Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price Shares Traded Last Trade
  -4.50p -0.25% 1,809.00p 1,809.00p 1,809.50p 1,809.00p 1,776.50p 1,800.00p 1,886,994 13:30:05
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 71,842.0 2,275.0 75.0 24.1 46,778.27

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14/8/2017
08:47
On its way up now. Next stop £20. Very dynamic management, pushing for new business,making right decisions, effective, srong revenue. X-div on the 24 August Payment of dividend 28 September 2017 Dividend 14.50p
christh
10/8/2017
10:42
Prudential PLC's Asia Arm Helps Lift 1st Half Profit; To Merge UK Businesses 10/08/2017 10:34am Dow Jones News By Razak Musah Baba LONDON--Prudential PLC (PRU.LN) more than doubled its first half net profit helped by a strong growth in its Asia business and said Thursday it will merge its U.K. businesses. The financial services group's net profit during the six months ended June 30, rose to 1.51 billion pounds ($1.96 billion) from GBP687 million a year earlier. Total revenue, net of reinsurance rose 21% to GBP43.01 billion from GBP35.54 billion a year earlier. "Our successful strategy, innovative products and strong execution have driven growth across all of our main performance measures led by double-digit growth in our Asian business. We have achieved our objective of generating over GBP10 billion of group cumulative free surplus between Jan. 1, 2014 and Dec. 31, six months early and we remain on track to achieve the remaining Asia-focused objectives by the end of this year," Group Chief Executive Mike Wells said. more here https://uk.advfn.com/stock-market/london/prudential-PRU/share-news/Prudential-PLCs-Asia-Arm-Helps-Lift-1st-Half-Profi/75422960 ------------------------------------ £20 target price
christh
10/8/2017
10:36
LATEST UPGRADES FOR PRUDENTIAL Date...........Broker..........Recommendation......New target price.......Notes 01 Aug 17....JP Morgan Cazenove.....Neutral........1800.00............Reiterates 26 Jul 17.....Deutsche Bank..........Buy...........2000.00............Reiterates 21 Jul 17.....Barclays Capital.....Overweight......1949.00............Reiterates 04 Jul 17.....Goldman Sachs.........Buy............2000.00............Retains 13 Jun 17.....HSBC..................Buy............1980.00............Retains The general consensus is £19.46 So there you have it X-dividend 26 August and 14.5p per share.
christh
10/8/2017
10:22
Prudential sparks sale speculation by merging UK operations 27 minutes ago by: Oliver Ralph Prudential is to combine its two big UK operations into a single entity, in a move that will increase speculation that the business is being prepared for a sale or spin off. Until now Prudential has had two separate businesses in its domestic market – a life insurance business and M&G, an asset manager. On Thursday the company said that it would merge the two to create “a leading savings and investments business ideally positioned to target growing customer demand for comprehensive financial solutions”. The life insurance operation – Prudential UK & Europe – is seen by analysts as a mature business. It stopped selling annuities last year and has recently put a £10bn back book up for sale, although the PruFund range is still selling well. M&G is known for its expertise in fixed income investments, but performance has stuttered in recent years. Last year the company recruited Anne Richards from Aberdeen Asset Management to lead a turnround. There has long been speculation about whether Prudential – which has big US and Asian operations as well as the UK business – will break itself up. Investors say that management has been more open to discussing the possibility in recent months. However there have always been question marks over how a separation could be achieved, and how the UK business could be split from the other parts of the group. Prudential chief executive Mike Wells said: M&G and Prudential UK&E have a long history of collaboration and we are fortunate to have two highly respected brands. Combining these businesses will allow us to better leverage our considerable scale and capabilities. In recent years, we have seen a convergence in the investments and savings markets with customers across all geographies and demographics demanding more comprehensive solutions to their financial needs. Bringing together these two high-quality businesses, while transitioning to a capital-light model, will enable M&G Prudential to increase its growth prospects by providing better outcomes for our millions of customers and in turn generate strong returns for our shareholders. The company also reported its results for the first half of the year on Thursday. Operating profits rose 5% to £2.4bn, while the dividend was increased by 12% to 14.5p per share.
christh
27/7/2017
11:29
Yes the share price particularly strong in the last week which suggests half year figures will be positive. Also will be interesting to see if management update shareholders on their recent entry into Africa as a fourth leg of the business. Rumours are that UK is to be of less importance in the near future.
churchill2
26/7/2017
11:59
Bobbing its head above £18 with a bit more assertiveness for the past couple of days now. Half-Year results coming soon on August 10th. @soundmoney Prudential (and in the same vein HSBC) is indeed a good investment to play in Emerging Markets, while looking smug and claiming PRU is a FTSE 100 company. Returns without the perceived risk of investing in EM. What's not to like?
vacendak
21/5/2017
13:12
On a PE of 12. AIG of 17 from memory. A great way to play emerging markets. Undervalued.
soundmoney
19/5/2017
19:57
Positive statement. Company firing on all cylinders. Profit numbers for Asia and the States very encouraging. Surprised at the muted response in the share price but Prudential has had a good run of late so a pause at this stage is to be expected.
churchill2
17/5/2017
15:42
If all fails, the divi is actually paid on Friday. So we shall have banked something before the weekend. :)
vacendak
17/5/2017
15:12
Tomorrow is the Annual General Meeting. Hopefully shareholders will be updated on current trading year to date. A lot wlll depend on whether the rapid rate of growth in Asia has been maintained. Other factors include improvement in the situation experienced by Jackson in the States last year. Also in the UK some progress may have been made regarding the large provision made to cover the cost of the review and redress of annuity sales practices. There is a fair amount of optimism built into the current share price so we need a positive statement. Fingers crossed.
churchill2
14/3/2017
09:33
Now that's a jump! Could PRU be on its way at last for that fabled £20 a share predicted years ago? I have yet to look at the report freshly posted today, but I guess it reads well.
vacendak
14/3/2017
09:19
I've had to buy another wallet.
l.parker
09/3/2017
19:38
Based on the Aviva results I am expecting good results. We shall see early next week. Perhaps Mr Parker will get his wallet out again tomorrow.
churchill2
06/3/2017
08:50
The M&G funds performance had been pretty dismal over the past few years, so they could only improve... and they have. :) They have escaped the "dog award" from the FT this year: Https://www.ft.com/content/0eac4920-e941-11e6-893c-082c54a7f539 ‘Spot the Dog’ report names worst-performing funds "However, M&G has escaped this edition of Tilney’s report with three of its large funds — M&G Recovery, M&G Global Basics and M&G Global Dividend — improving their performance considerably since July." PRU remains a good investment though, and yes, there could be a special dividend. The sale of PCA Life Insurance Co. Ltd had already been responsible for a nice jump back in November and there could be some money left to distribute indeed.
vacendak
04/3/2017
09:33
Figures due Tuesday week the 14th. I should imagine they will make good reading. Funds under management with both Eastsping and MG reflecting the strength in Stock Markets around the world. Also security backing for our liabilities and solvency should be signficantly improved and the possibility of a further special dividend. No doubt there will be a fly in the ointment possibly Jackson in the States but the share price seems to be anticipating further progress.
churchill2
03/3/2017
15:36
How I love Pru, 2nd Friday I've gambled & filled my wallet, mind you, I track all day, though, as an 88year old lay about, nothing to do. I used the winnings of ARM & bless them. Have a nice day.
l.parker
31/1/2017
15:39
LETS HOPE JULIAN ADAMS TOLD PARLIMENT LAST WEEK THE UK "SHOULD NOT TO BE AFRAID TO TAKE ACTION" RE TO HAVE A REGIME "APPROPRIATE FOR THE UK" AS BREXITE LOOMS. SAM WOODS IS DUE TO GIVE EVIDENCE TO PARLIMENT TODAY ON THE THE ISSUE.
l.parker
18/11/2016
12:14
I also hold. Prospects for growth look decent. Yield is ok. Certainly worse places to be. Emerging market exposure still not really in favour but its time will come again.
its the oxman
16/11/2016
10:02
@StPalm Thanks for dropping by! Weird how some threads are lively and others very quiet. Especially PRU, a lot of small investors are holding, it is a big whale in the FTSE, it trades a lot, etc. Yet no talk. I hold PRU by default, when younger and less knowledgeable I suffered a bout of herd behaviour during the dotcom era and switched a bit of my savings on Egg.com into Egg shares at IPO. To say that Egg was no Facebook/Google is an understatement. The few hundreds in Egg became fewer hundreds. Prudential had floated Egg, Egg sold itself to Citigroup, which in turn offloaded it back to Prudential. I chose the PRU shares instead of the cash (big losses) and became a PRU holder by default. Then I counted the investment as pure loss and forgot about it, shedding a sarcastic tear at the odd couple of PRU shares bought from the divi being reinvested. Ten years or so later, when updating addresses after moving to a new house, I actually looked at my holdings and realised that PRU had gone from 400p to 1,400p. While I agree that it has not done much the past few years beyond staying in the 1,200-1,500p bracket, my effective yield is slightly higher than the ADY of 2.67% currently stated. I added a bit more at around 1,400p last year. The Chinese expansion is indeed subject to risk. Communists have their own interpretation of the rule of law, but the strategy remains sound: The emerging middle class will need financial products. They are doing well in South East Asia as a whole. In fact reading about the company in the news shows that it is in effect more and more of an Asian company listed in the UK. I know one should not be sentimental about stocks, but PRU remains a boring and safe part of my portfolio. That being said, I was considering taking my profits a few weeks ago because of the sleepiness issue... Glad I did not!
vacendak
14/11/2016
15:17
I've just sold into the rally, who knows where they gonna go. Divi isn't good enough for me to hang on, holding l&g where divi is better, also aviva where I think the share price more likely to rise. Pru I think is being held back by uncertainty in China. G.L though vacendak, cld see you were lonely on here so thought I'd add my 50p worth inflation! Used to b 5p!!
stpalm
10/11/2016
09:50
Sale of business in Korea: http://www.londonstockexchange.com/exchange/news/market-news/market-news-detail/PRU/13030807.html This must have been a good deal. PRU is jumping by more than 6% at the moment.
vacendak
25/8/2016
08:57
Ex-date today: 12.93 per share, up 0.6p from the same interim last year. As usual, steady as she goes. Now if that share price could go back up a bit for good instead of hovering at £13-£14, that would be slightly more exciting.
vacendak
17/8/2016
10:52
dk37 Hello there, feeling lonely around here. Nobody seems to talk about PRU, which is odd as it seems to be traded every few seconds at times. About the GS guidelines, I am with you there; not much trust in them but it costs nothing to hope. The bad news are mostly from M&G, their funds are performing poorly. "M&G and Aberdeen howlers top the ‘Spot the Dog’ funds" said the FT in a July 29th article. I guess this is what is holding down PRU. That and the bane of low interest rates for life insurance and pension management.
vacendak
17/8/2016
08:49
Not sure Goldman's have a great record with their recommendations but nice to see. Prudential PLC PRU Goldman Sachs Conviction Buy 1,418.75 1,415.50 - 1,750.00 Retains
dk37
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