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 Shares Traded Last Trade
  50.50 3.83% 1,369.00 6,692,917 16:35:17
Bid Price Offer Price High Price Low Price Open Price
1,374.50 1,375.50 1,377.00 1,319.50 1,323.50
Industry Sector Turnover (m) Profit (m) EPS - Basic PE Ratio Market Cap (m)
Life Insurance 24,931.00 3,635.00 116.90 11.7 35,565
Last Trade Time Trade Type Trade Size Trade Price Currency
18:45:01 O 335 1,368.863 GBX

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12/4/201517:18Prudential still heading for 1500?2
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Prudential Daily Update: Prudential Plc is listed in the Life Insurance sector of the London Stock Exchange with ticker PRU. The last closing price for Prudential was 1,318.50p.
Prudential Plc has a 4 week average price of 1,266.50p and a 12 week average price of 1,266.50p.
The 1 year high share price is 1,795p while the 1 year low share price is currently 1,266.50p.
There are currently 2,597,894,810 shares in issue and the average daily traded volume is 12,775,611 shares. The market capitalisation of Prudential Plc is £35,565,179,948.90.
essentialinvestor: Prudential will be regulated from Hong Kong post demerger, they also have a partnership with a Chinese owned company. New restrictions may possibly impact pension licences etc. However, as previously mentioned increasing China tensions are like kryptonite to the PRU share price.
essentialinvestor: Not sure there is anything 'wrong', the demerger causing uncertainty and weak emerging markets sentiment always dents the Prudential share price - well as long as I can remember that is. If you look at a 5 years price chart it's given to pronounced % moves in either direction. Just my rudimentary take.
shieldbug: Tomorrow we will find out if Mike Wells is correct in his repeated assertion that Prudential does well in risk-off environments (the company not the share price).
rimau1: Hi Churchill, absolutely agree. Ping An were rumoured to have approached Prudential last summer informally with a view to bidding for Prudential Asia, a deal makes perfect sense. Interesting times ahead, it would have to be a very attractive price to be successful. Progress on trade deal talks also helping the share price I imagine. I recently added G4S and hold Smiths which both have similar attractive drivers to Pru in terms of demerging quality businesses and possible takeouts.
churchill2: Hi rimau1 Another couple of storming days. The share price has risen so strongly one wonders if there is something going on in the background. I am not convinced it is the demerger process which has still a fair way to go. The news that the Chinese government is opening up the pension market has huge potential but that again is some way off. Is it possible that one of the huge Chinese financials is interested in buying the Prudential Asian business. I notice that Ping an was up 4% overnight near its all time high so has plenty of fire power. There are several other candidates. I may be clutching at straws but the rise in the last couple of weeks even allowing for comparisons with Aviva/Legal& General which also have done well are quite dramatic.
churchill2: Continuing the Roller Coaster ride. I make it nearly 7% increase in the last three days. Presumably based on better news from China. If I am right some of the increase could be the Pru buying back shares in lieu of dividend payments to shareholders. I was looking at the Ping An share price this morning where their recovery from the low point is even more substantial than the Pru. Interesting times.
churchill2: Lack of confidence. If you are confident in the future whether you are Chinese, British or American you make decisions to buy a life insurance contract,annuity or unit trust. At the moment we have trade wars, Brexit, money coming out of drooping share prices etc. so its not hard to see why the odds ate stacked against a company like the Pru. The share price being so weak suggests the worst is not over reflected in Wall Street up 600 points yesterday had little or no effect here today. Do not despair though Prudential are financially strong with good management that should see us through this difficult period.
chasbas: Share price down 14% over 1 year! Why so weak?
churchill2: Hi R Sharman In one word Italy Prudential exposure to sovereign debt held by the shareholder backed business at the end of last year was £16.5 billion. Of this Italy was just 58 million but if the situation goes pear shaped there would be a knock on effect to the rest of the eurozone and the world in general. It would be extremely serious in terms of confidence and valuation. You may ask what is this debt. Governments sell interest bearing bonds to finance there spending. Prudential buy these bonds on the basis they are safe and provide regular income. As we have seen with Greece Italy and the UK the need to stay in power by spending more than getting in from tax receipt is out of control. Is the drop in the share price overdone. Probably and the rebound could be significant if there is a change in sentiment.
mike740: From The Motley Fool today........ Aviva plc, Legal & General Group Plc And Prudential plc Have Completely Thrashed This Market By Harvey Jones - Wednesday, 19 November, 2014 When I did a portfolio spring clean earlier this year there were two stocks I didn’t even consider dumping: insurance giants Aviva (LSE: AV) and Prudential (LSE: PRU). I’m glad I held onto them, because both have thrashed the wider stock market, as has the other big name in the life sector, Legal & General Group (LSE: LGEN). How To Crush The Market While the FTSE 100 has stagnated over the last 12 months, Aviva is up 25%, L&G is up 16% and the Pru is up 18%. That’s tremendous performance in what should have been a difficult period, given market stagnation, and Chancellor George Osborne’s radical pensions overhaul, which instantly halved annuity sales. Pru’s Aim Is True Pru has smashed analyst expectations again, with double-digit growth year-to-date in both new business profits and annual premiums across its three life businesses in the UK, US and Asia. Its asset management business also saw net inflows of £9.6bn, including strong performance in the UK. The Pru share price is up 150% over the last three years, and although its 2.23% dividend yield disappoints, there is plenty of scope for progression on that front. A Legal Matter L&G also has momentum on its side, its share price up 136% over three years. Q3 results showed impressive growth in revenues, operating profits, customers and net cash, and a continuing strong return on equity. Individual annuity sales fell 60%, but the bulk annuity market is more than compensating, while its investment management business saw total assets increase by £82bn to £676bn. Its 3.8% yield trumps both Prudential and the FTSE 100 average of 3.5%. Viva Aviva Aviva is playing catch up with its runaway rivals, but I bought it as a recovery play, and it is steadily getting there. Its net asset value is up 10% year-to-date, new business is up 15% by value and its general insurance combined ratio has improved to 95.9%. Aviva may lack Prudential’s exposure to fast-growing Asian markets, but its tighter focus on the UK and Europe has served it well. Although its 2.8% yield hardly thrills. Reassuringly Expensive All three insurers benefit from low interest rates (which force savers to consider more dynamic alternatives), ageing Western and Asian populations, and the push to encourage private pension provision. Success comes at a price, however. All three look expensive right now, with L&G and the Pru trading at around 16 times earnings, and Aviva at 24 times. Given their breakneck growth, that may be a price worth paying.
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