Share Name Share Symbol Market Type Share ISIN Share Description
Prudential Plc 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
  26.50 2.07% 1,306.00 1,305.50 1,306.50 1,307.00 1,277.00 1,283.50 6,373,296 16:35:05
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 24,931.0 3,635.0 116.9 11.2 33,929

Prudential Share Discussion Threads

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DateSubjectAuthorDiscuss
14/7/2016
09:36
Getting battered like most financials at the moment. Still holding, hoping still to sell at the £20 a share that was expected not so long ago. Holding PRU is meant to be safe and boring after all.
vacendak
27/6/2016
15:22
and sold them as well , some time ago thankfuly. I just came on here to see what is happening . ....
robsy2
15/4/2016
10:30
Read Panmure's note on Prudential (PRU), out this morning, by visiting hxxps://www.research-tree.com/companies/uk/life_insurance/prudential_plc … “Following the 2015 year end results we are cutting our operating earnings forecasts for 2016/17 by 8% and 10% respectively. Although our new EPS forecasts are lower than 2015, it is worth highlighting the latter benefitted from c£400m of one-off UK ‘management actions’. Excluding this positive impact we are forecasting further continued progress in 2016 over 2015. The 10p/share special dividend announced in February was in line with our view that Pru is overcapitalised and has excess capital to return to shareholders. Although the share price has been under pressure this year reflecting lower investment markets and others have cut their target prices we maintain…̶1;
thomasthetank1
28/3/2016
10:36
Hey I am fine Churchill - just minor confusion based on incorrect advfn site - already sorted
davr0s
28/3/2016
09:47
Get a grip fellows. Go into the Prudential website and you will find a payment of 36.47 which includes a special payment of 10p payable 20th May 2016.
churchill2
27/3/2016
17:02
My apologies - looks like the advfn data wrong
davr0s
26/3/2016
01:40
48.78 Divi.
robo175
23/3/2016
18:19
No one seems to be buying for the 36p divi first thing tomorrow
davr0s
11/2/2016
08:35
What incompetence as Alliance 'in the know' News puts an RNS by Prudential Financial of the US on the Prudential LSE listed bulletin board.Not a good advert for a service I try to ignore.
steeplejack
05/2/2016
10:06
Usual spin about speculation on Capital Controls in China! The spin caused the share to fall, obviously instigated by some hedge fund maggot! Today China announces they will NOT introduce capital controls! These shares should be £20 / share! Hedge fund speculators should be arrested and sent to prison for 35 years for fraudulently trying to rig the market! On the other hand rather than costing tax payers money sending them to prison, a 35p bullet would be more cost effective and then feed them to the maggots. A common sentiment when referring to hedge fund shysters!
utyinv
02/2/2016
14:33
crazy pricing today. its the february sales
pyemckay
02/2/2016
14:16
So I am avoiding high growth/volatile shares so decided to buy some of these last month. Bad decision ! Down 7% in half a day - what the heck is going on? Are they in the oil business?
davr0s
29/1/2016
16:08
What's the divi like here? Looking for a little safe ish haven...
npp62
24/1/2016
00:16
Is this share at the turning point yet and will the next results surprise us on the positive side?
utyinv
15/1/2016
11:40
Going to get in on these as I see them as good value due to the worries over China. Long-term demographics (growing Asian middle class) and Chinese growth are still positive. They may fall further in the interim but this will be an opportunity to top-up.
twistednik
06/1/2016
15:54
I've added today - nice to see a completely silent board, not that anyone on here would affect the share price!
davr0s
06/1/2016
09:55
ftse 100 company. no attention from posters. must be worthwhile....
ursus
29/9/2015
07:51
.....The Trust made a new investment in Prudential. This company has an exceptional growth record and an attractive position in the fast growing Asian life insurance market, as well strong businesses in UK and American life insurance and fund management. The shares have been weak performers in recent months on macro concerns about Asian growth, as well as specific regulatory concerns in the USA and the UK. We believe these concerns are exaggerated and so took advantage of a rare drop in the company’s valuation to buy a position...... hxxp://www.merchantstrust.co.uk/Navigate.aspx/Merchants/1/Portfolio-and-Performance/Fund-Manager-Comment
kiwi2007
13/8/2015
17:54
not a lot it seems , A quality company . I like the company and their products so I0ve bought some shares as well.
robsy2
29/5/2015
12:20
Is there no interest in the pru Cheers
2flatpack
20/5/2015
12:38
Putting this thread to top of stack...at least it shows the latest News.
pkvidean
12/4/2015
17:18
of course this is not going towards 1,500 Had a good ole study & i will be buying this tomorrow.
corlis
20/3/2015
07:44
Prudential PLC..........forward P/E to 2016 at 14 looks far too cheap historicaly.... 20 plus. FORECASTS 2015 2016 Date Rec Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) SG Securities 19-03-15 BUY 113.58 38.78 124.77 40.72 Panmure Gordon 19-03-15 BUY 110.31 39.00 123.93 41.20 Shore Capital [R] 13-03-15 BUY 3,167.00 104.00 37.00 Morningstar Equity Research [R] 10-03-15 HOLD 3,337.00 102.00 30.00 2015 2016 Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) Pre-tax (£) EPS (p) DPS (p) Consensus 3,254.93 107.78 38.42 124.35 40.96 1 Month Change 9.27 5.11 1.48 10.14 1.46 3 Month Change -82.07 6.29 1.39 16.70 -0.07 GROWTH 2014 (A) 2015 (E) 2016 (E) Norm. EPS 57.61% 21.54% 15.38% DPS 14.78% 9.67% 6.62% INVESTMENT RATIOS 2014 (A) 2015 (E) 2016 (E) Dividend Yield 2.00% 2.19% 2.34% Dividend Cover 2.53x 2.81x 3.04x PER 19.76x 16.26x 14.09x PEG 0.34f 0.76f 0.92f Net Asset Value PS p 1,090.00p p
mike740
19/3/2015
17:24
Take note of this, good write up from Hargreaves L........ PRUDENTIAL Sell: 1,752.00pBuy: 1,753.00p19.00p (1.10%) FTSE 100: 0.25% Market closed | Prices as at close on 19 Mar 2015 | Switch to live prices | Turn HL COMMENT (10 MARCH 2015)Updated 19/March/2015 Prudential delivered a strong performance in 2014. IFRS operating profit increased 14% at constant currency to £3,186 million (8% at actual exchange rates), with all three of the Pru's core geographic regions delivering growth. Asia and the US both performed strongly with operating profit in both divisions growing by 17% at constant currency. The UK Life business also delivered a resilient performance, growing operating profit by 7%, despite a substantial decline in individual annuity sales as a result of the recent budget changes. This gave the company the confidence to raise the full year dividend by 10%. On a less positive note, Prudential has also announced today that its highly regarded CEO, Tidjane Thiam, will step down later this year, to take the reins at Credit Suisse. The shares fell by around 3% in early morning trading. Key highlights (on constant exchange rate basis): IFRS operating profit of £3,186 million, up 14%. Underlying free surplus generation (after investment in new business) of £2,579 million, up 9%. Net cash remittances from increased by 11% to £1,482 million. IFRS shareholders funds of £11.8 billion, up 22%. Insurance Groups Directive (IGD) capital surplus estimated at £4.7 billion; solvency requirements covered 2.4 times. Annual premium equivalent (APE) sales increased by 12% to £4,650 million. Full year dividend increased by 10% to 36.93 pence per share. A progressive dividend policy is maintained with medium term target dividend cover of around two times. Geographic/divisional performance Prudential operates four main business units. The UK Life business, which includes the sale of with-profits policies and annuities, the asset management business, which includes M&G in the UK and Eastspring Investments in Asia. In the US, Jackson National is primarily focused on the sales on variable annuities and other retirement products, whilst Asia Life sells a range of insurance policies in South East Asia. The performance of each of these business units is summarised below: UK Life: IFRS operating profit rose 7% to £752 million despite a 49% decline in sales of individual annuities as a result of after major changes to the UK's pensions regime were announced in the last Budget. This was more than offset by a 34% increase in with-profits bond sales and a strong rise in bulk annuity sales to defined benefit pension schemes. Asset management: M&G IFRS operating profit rose 13% to £446 million and cash remitted increased by a record 21% to £285 million. Continued net fund inflows and generally positive market movements saw M&G's total funds under management rise by 8% to £264 billion. Eastspring's total funds under management hit a record £77.3 billion, up 28% on the prior year. Jackson Life: Jackson's life IFRS operating profit grew 21% (15% on an actual exchange rate basis) to £1,431 million and cash remittances grew by 41% to a record £415 million. This was driven by a 10% increase in total variable annuity sales to £1,401 million. Asia: Asia delivered results, described by the Pru as "excellent across all metrics" during 2014. IFRS operating profit of £1,140 million was up 17% over 2013 (6% on actual exchange rate basis) and free surplus generation increased 15% to £592 million (3% on actual exchange rate basis). Net cash remittances were £400 million, in line with 2013 and the group produced £1,162 million of new business profit, 13% higher than in 2013 Change of CEO: Prudential today announced that Tidjane Thiam, Group Chief Executive, will step down later this year to join Credit Suisse as CEO. The group has identified a successor and expects to be able to announce the new CEO once the regulatory approval process has been completed. Outlook: Prudential continue to believe that Asia represents their greatest opportunity for future growth. The geographic spread of their operations across multiple Asian nations gives them a degree of diversity and resilience, even when individual countries present short-term challenges. In the US, Prudential will continue to focus on serving the needs of the 77 million baby boomers approaching retirement, through the sale of variable annuities and other products targeting the ageing population, whilst focusing on distributable cash flow. In the UK the life market faces the challenges of low long term interest rates and a major structural reform of the pensions and annuity market places. The company believes this will lead to additional opportunities for both its Life and Asset Management (M&G) businesses over time. Commenting on the outlook for the wider group, the company said: "We remain confident in our ability to produce profitable growth over the long term and to continue to create value for our customers and shareholders". Our view: Prudential is a good business with good long term prospects but is trading on a valuation that leaves little room for anything to go wrong. On a price to book (P/B) and price to earnings (P/E) basis the company is just about as expensive as it has ever been, while the dividend yield is at a historical low. As long as stock markets continue to perform well, the Pru is more likely to prosper. But if conditions take a turn for the worse, the current valuation would appear to offer little shelter. Today's results were undeniably strong. The Jackson Life business in the US continues to go from strength to strength as the baby boomers retire in their droves. And even though sales of individual annuities fell by half as a result of recent pension reforms, the UK business still managed to turn in a very solid performance. The Asian business was, once again, the jewel in the crown. South East Asia has very favourable demographics. State provision of safety nets such as healthcare is very low and demand for insurance is growing rapidly from a low base. The Pru, via its focus on face to face sales through tied agents, has developed dominant market positions in a number of attractive markets, including Indonesia and Singapore. Over the last five years profits from this division have approximately doubled and now account for around a third of the group total. There is little sign of growth slowing down and the long term prospects for this business remain compelling although of course there are no guarantees. The only slight disappointment in today's results is the announcement that CEO, Tidjane Thiam, will be stepping down. He did a phenomenal job for the group but we doubt his departure will change much. Pru has already found a replacement, hinting at an internal recruitment. Whoever takes over, we expect the strategy to be the same - in the UK and US the focus will be on generating cash which can be used to fund further growth in Asia. Rising stock markets have provided a great tailwind for Prudential's business over recent years. It has kept inflows, cash and profits flowing in the UK asset management business (M&G). The US business has also benefitted handsomely. Without going into the gory details, most of the retirement policies Jackson writes are designed to offer some protection to the policyholder against falling markets, but rising markets enable Jackson to keep more of the profits for itself. So long as stock markets remain favourable, the UK and US operations should continue to act as a cash cow for the group, providing the funds to support further growth in Asia. But if markets take a turn for the worse, investors may start to worry about the sustainability of those profits. In the long run (10 years plus) stock markets tend to rise, so the Pru's long term prospects look bright, especially given its position in Asia. But in the short to medium term stock markets are very unpredictable and can be volatile. The current valuation suggests investors believe the QE-fuelled stock market rally will continue for a while longer.
mike740
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