Prudential Financial, Inc. ( PRU ) will begin trading ex-dividend on February 20, 2015. A cash dividend payment of $0.58 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 19, 2015. Shareholders who purchased PRU prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 9.43% increase over the same period a year ago.
The previous trading day's last sale of PRU was $79.56, representing a -15.63% decrease from the 52 week high of $94.30 and a 6.78% increase over the 52 week low of $74.51.
PRU is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies such as China Life Insurance Company Limited ( LFC ) and Prudential Public Limited Company ( PUK ). PRU's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $3.11. Zacks Investment Research reports PRU's forecasted earnings growth in 2015 as 6.06%, compared to an industry average of 6.4%.
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 KBWI with an increase of 3.88% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PRU at 6.99%.