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Prudential Financial Inc Stock Symbol: PRU-N

Last Price Recorded: $111.7400 on 2017-07-21

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Date Signal Expert Opinion Price
2017-07-18 BUY David Burrows

The lifecos are big beneficiaries of rising rates. There is going to be improving loan growth in US wealth management.


Price:
$110.600
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Yes
2017-05-19 BUY John Petrides

MetLife (MET-N) or Prudential Life (PRU-N)? When you are building a diversified portfolio, within financials, if you own a bank, only 1 or 2 lifecos is just as good. He can’t really choose between these 2, and in fact would own both of them. Both are going to move in similar directions, and both will benefit from rising interest rates.


Price:
$103.990
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
BULLISH
Owned:
Unknown
2017-01-17 COMMENT David Dietze

Prudential (PRU-N), Metropolitan Life (MET-N) or a US bank? He likes financials for the long haul. The only group that has not fully recovered from the 2008 downturn. However, there has been a tremendous run up since the election on the hopes for higher interest rates because of stronger growth from some of the Trump policies and less regulations. He likes them both. They are both trading close to BV. However, insurance is becoming more and more of a commodity business, so he thinks he would give a little edge to MetLife for being bigger. Currently he likes the life insurers because the banks have run up so much.


Price:
$103.920
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-11-21 WEAK BUY Bruce Tatters

MET-N vs. PRU-N.  They will get a nice tailwind from a steeper rate curve.  He prefers MS-N or GS-N to these two.


Price:
$100.570
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2016-05-20 COMMENT Cameron Hurst

Currently there has been a ratcheting higher of expectations for a rate increase, which would be positive for financials. People think a higher rate will push the yield curve on the short end higher, which should reflect higher inflation expectations in the out years, lifting the long end of the curve. There is a feeling that everyone is currently dramatically underweight on financials. There is probably some short term life to financials. Doesn’t feel rates are going to go high quickly. He holds a neutral to bearish views on financials.


Price:
$77.670
Subject:
US EQUITIES
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-04-12 DON'T BUY David Baskin

When you buy a life insurance product, they have a long tail risk i.e. most of the people are going to live a long time. The company has to invest your premiums so that eventually they have assets to pay off the policy. They used to buy long bonds, which yielded 4%-8%, but now yield 2%. Because of this, insurance companies have been shopping for other long lived assets like apartment buildings, shopping centres and infrastructure assets. There is not as much liquid in them and they are harder to trade. Lifecos have had a hard time making up for those low interest rates. Because of this, he would prefer banks and casualty insurers. Sees this as a dead sector for the next couple of years.


Price:
$73.270
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2016-03-02 DON'T BUY Cameron Hurst

(US banks or lifecos?) He would be cautious with both US lifecos and banks. Both have a lot of pitfalls. This one is certainly well run and has a global footprint, but it is just tough on their balance sheet right now with where yields are.


Price:
$70.760
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2015-07-02 PAST TOP PICK Andy Nasr

(A Top Pick June 9/14. Up 1.26%.) Still adding to his holdings as he is very confident that this will go up over time. This is a good example of a financial company in the US that is benefiting from nice secular tailwinds. A good, long term investment.


Price:
$88.170
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2015-05-21 TOP PICK Andy Nasr

(Top Pick Jun 9/14, Down 1.32%) He was early.  It trades at a reasonable valuation and you should see a better return of capital to shareholders over the next year or two.  The valuation is attractive.  Last quarter they reported a favourable capital position, which was held against them until now.  More and more big corporations are off loading their pensions to companies like this one.


Price:
$85.630
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC on US ECONOMY
Owned:
Yes
2015-02-04 COMMENT David Baskin

Insurers make their money in 2 ways.  Basically selling insurance and hoping that losses are less than what they got on the premiums, but also make money investing the premiums while waiting for the loss experience. When interest rates are high, it is easy for insurance companies to buy very safe bonds, invest those unearned premiums and rake in the spread. However, when they are low, it is tough for them.


Price:
$79.890
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
UNKNOWN
Owned:
Unknown
2014-06-09 TOP PICK Andy Nasr

Represents good value relative to Manulife (MFC-T) and Sun Life (SLF-T). Trades at a discount to BV, while the other 2 trade at a bit of a premium. Feels there is the secular trend of companies outsourcing their pension benefit obligations. Regulatory headwinds are now behind them. A globally significant financial institution. Capital requirements look like they are not going to be all that onerous, which enables them to buy back more stock. Hopefully, within a few months, you should see an announcement regarding a buyback. Dividend yield of 2.38%.


Price:
$89.430
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN DIVIDEND & REITs
Bias:
OPTIMISTIC
Owned:
Yes
2008-08-25 BUY Kevin O'Leary (Market Call Minute.) Going to be an interesting speculative play.
Price:
$69.920
Subject:
GLOBAL LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
2004-05-28 TOP PICK Mary Farrell A company that focuses on earnings. A growing area particularly as baby boomers are aging.
Price:
$44.300
Subject:
NOT APPLICABLE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
No
2002-09-13 DON'T BUY Jonathen Wellum, B. Comm, B. Sc Very low multiple to book value. Has good potential for upside, but only getting 7% of equity which is ineffecient.
Price:
$29.530
Subject:
NORTH AMERICAN - LARGE
Bias:
CAUTIOUS
Owned:
Unknown
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