$1.36 EPS Expected for Principal Financial Group, Inc

Marco Green
January 13, 2018

Polyone Corporation had 23 analyst reports since July 28, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. (NYSE:PRU) on Thursday, November 2 with "Equal-Weight" rating. FBR Capital maintained the shares of PRU in report on Monday, November 28 with "Mkt Perform" rating. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Monday, June 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Keefe Bruyette & Woods has "Outperform" rating and $101 target. The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs on Friday, September 23 to "Buy". The stock of EastGroup Properties, Inc. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Buy" and a consensus target price of GBX 2,023.63 ($27.44). SunTrust downgraded the shares of ACN in report on Wednesday, May 24 to "Hold" rating.

Palouse Capital Management Inc increased Prudential Finl Inc (PRU) stake by 4.8% reported in 2017Q3 SEC filing. Capital Growth Management Lp bought 80,000 shares as the company's stock declined 6.41% while stock markets rallied. The institutional investor held 86,554 shares of the finance company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $9.20M, up from 82,590 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Prudential Financial, Inc. has had 4 insider trades in the last 3 months, including 0 open market buys and 4 sells. The stock increased 1.18% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $119.

Rbf Capital Llc, which manages about $790.57M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Kinder Morgan Inc Del (NYSE:KMI) by 35,000 shares to 84,000 shares, valued at $1.61 million in 2017Q3, according to the filing. (NYSE:PRU). Richard Bernstein Advsrs Ltd Liability has 0.44% invested in Prudential Financial, Inc. It has outperformed by 16.96% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.10, from 1.28 in 2017Q2. It is negative, as 45 investors sold XLNX shares while 194 reduced holdings. 48 funds opened positions while 173 raised stakes. The financial services provider reported $3.01 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $2.71 by $0.30. Gillespie Robinson & Grimm Inc.'s holdings in Prudential Financial were worth $644,000 at the end of the most recent quarter. Finally, Barclays restated an "overweight" rating and issued a GBX 2,015 ($27.33) target price on shares of Prudential in a research note on Monday, September 25th. Fred Alger Mngmt Incorporated invested 0% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. Prelude Capital Mgmt Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.02% or 2,828 shares.

Shares of Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) on Friday, October 6 with "Hold" rating. Natixis Asset Mgmt accumulated 7,942 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Moreover, Modera Wealth Management Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.09% invested in BlackRock, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) for 59,568 shares. (NYSE:PRU). Gargoyle Invest Advisor Ltd holds 1.09% of its portfolio in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) for 95,130 shares. Jnba Fin Advsr has 62 shares. Univest Of Pennsylvania has 4,084 shares for 0.18% of their portfolio. Cadence Capital Llc has invested 0.48% in Prudential Financial, Inc. (NYSE:PRU) for 336,500 shares. (NYSE:MO). Yacktman Asset Mngmt Lp accumulated 25,000 shares or 0.02% of the stock.

Since August 7, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $2.10 million activity. (NASDAQ:PFG) shares. On Wednesday, October 18 Houston Daniel Joseph sold $2.59M worth of Principal Financial Group, Inc.

In other news, insider Nicholas C. Silitch sold 44,860 shares of the company's stock in a transaction on Thursday, November 9th.

Commonwealth Bank Of Australia decreased Enbridge Inc (NYSE:ENB) stake by 1.40M shares to 10.10 million valued at $419.19 million in 2017Q3. Comscore Inc (NASDAQ:SCOR) was reduced too. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. increased its position in Prudential Financial by 96.8% in the second quarter.

PRU has been the subject of a number of research reports. They expect $2.54 EPS, up 3.25% or $0.08 from last year's $2.46 per share. PFG's profit would be $392.71 million giving it 13.49 P/E if the $1.36 EPS is correct. Capital Research Global Investors grew its stake in shares of Prudential Financial by 1.2% during the 2nd quarter. Therefore 76% are positive. Xilinx Inc. had 57 analyst reports since July 24, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Friday, October 6, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has "Hold" rating given on Friday, May 5 by Wells Fargo. (NASDAQ:XLNX) on Thursday, October 15 with "Buy" rating. The company was maintained on Thursday, February 11 by RBC Capital Markets. FBR Capital maintained Prudential Financial, Inc. On Monday, September 11 the stock rating was maintained by Keefe Bruyette & Woods with "Buy". Out of 2 Wall Street analysts rating CIT Group, 0 give it "Buy", 0 "Sell" rating, while 2 recommend "Hold". On Tuesday, June 6 the stock rating was maintained by Wells Fargo with "Hold".

The stock decreased 0.51% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $85.76. About 93,670 shares traded. Altria Group, Inc. (NYSE:MO) has risen 11.92% since January 10, 2017 and is uptrending.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.99 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.02, from 0.91 in 2017Q2. Riverhead Limited Liability Company has 4,285 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Birch Run Capital Advisors Lp, a New York-based fund reported 293,000 shares. Zurcher Kantonalbank (Zurich Cantonalbank) holds 0% or 2,454 shares. Deutsche Comml Bank Ag holds 0.01% or 502,214 shares. Mackenzie Finance Corporation stated it has 590,728 shares. (NYSE:CIT) to report earnings on January, 30. Hsbc Holdings Public Ltd holds 10,607 shares. Valueact Holdings L.P. owns 5.88 million shares or 13.05% of their United States portfolio. Ingalls & Snyder Limited Company stated it has 3,000 shares.

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