Deutsche Bank Downgrades Prudential Financial (PRU) to Hold

November 15, 2013 6:54 AM EST Send to a Friend
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Price: $82.38 -1.48%

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Deutsche Bank downgraded Prudential Financial (NYSE: PRU) from Buy to Hold on valuation. The firm's price target remains $96.

"The downgrade is a valuation call," analyst Yaron Kinar states. "PRU currently trades at 1.5x P/B ex AOCI (adj, for f/x), a merited premium to the group. While we continue to see upside (our TP is $96) it is no longer enough to continue to recommend the name. Although PRU would benefit from further S&P appreciation and rising rates, its rate sensitivity is lower than LNC's or MET's."

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Shares of Prudential Financial closed at $89.05 yesterday.


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