Prudential Financial Inc Stock Buy Recommendation Reiterated (PRU)
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- PRU's very impressive revenue growth greatly exceeded the industry average of 17.7%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues leaped by 292.5%. This growth in revenue does not appear to have trickled down to the company's bottom line, displayed by a decline in earnings per share.
- Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 488.68% to $9,160.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of 6.58%.
- PRU's debt-to-equity ratio of 0.90 is somewhat low overall, but it is high when compared to the industry average, implying that the management of the debt levels should be evaluated further.
- PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC has exprienced a steep decline in earnings per share in the most recent quarter in comparison to its performance from the same quarter a year ago. The company has suffered a declining pattern of earnings per share over the past two years. However, we anticipate this trend to reverse over the coming year. During the past fiscal year, PRUDENTIAL FINANCIAL INC reported lower earnings of $0.83 versus $6.91 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($7.80 versus $0.83).
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