Prudential Financial, Inc. ( PRU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 17, 2017. A cash dividend payment of $0.75 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 16, 2017. Shareholders who purchased PRU prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 7.14% increase over prior dividend payment.
The previous trading day's last sale of PRU was $111.79, representing a -0.17% decrease from the 52 week high of $111.98 and a 81.07% increase over the 52 week low of $61.74.
PRU is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and MetLife, Inc. ( MET ). PRU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $9.69. Zacks Investment Research reports PRU's forecasted earnings growth in 2017 as 14.44%, compared to an industry average of 7.8%.
Interested in gaining exposure to PRU through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PRU as a top-10 holding:
The top-performing ETF of this group is SPHB with an increase of 18.68% over the last 100 days. RPV has the highest percent weighting of PRU at 1.62%.
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