2. As of noon trading, Prudential Financial ( PRU) is up $0.35 (0.7%) to $53.02 on light volume Thus far, 913,582 shares of Prudential Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.8 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $52.64-$53.50 after having opened the day at $52.76 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $52.67.

Prudential Financial, Inc., through its subsidiaries, provides various financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, and investment management services in the United States, Asia, Europe, and Latin America. Prudential Financial has a market cap of $24.2 billion and is part of the financial sector. The company has a P/E ratio of 20.8, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 4.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Wednesday. Currently there are 12 analysts that rate Prudential Financial a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 5 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Ratings rates Prudential Financial as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, disappointing return on equity and poor profit margins. Get the full Prudential Financial Ratings Report now.

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