4. As of noon trading, Prudential Financial ( PRU) is up $0.52 (0.9%) to $60.12 on average volume Thus far, 2.2 million shares of Prudential Financial exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 3.0 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $59.30-$60.22 after having opened the day at $59.40 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $59.60.

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 $27.0 billion and is part of the insurance industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 64.0, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 11.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Friday. Currently there are 14 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 buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its robust revenue growth, reasonable valuation levels, good cash flow from operations and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Prudential Financial Ratings Report now.

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