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Prudential Public Limited Company (NYSE:PUK) hit a new 52-week high during mid-day trading on Thursday , AR Network reports. The stock traded as high as $48.03 and last traded at $47.86, with a volume of 54,632 shares. The stock had previously closed at $47.46.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on PUK shares. Analysts at Berenberg Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential Public Limited Company in a research note on Thursday, August 14th. Separately, analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Prudential Public Limited Company in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. Finally, analysts at Credit Suisse reiterated an “outperform” rating on shares of Prudential Public Limited Company in a research note on Wednesday, August 13th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a buy rating, The stock has a consensus rating of “Buy”.

The stock has a 50-day moving average of $46.69 and a 200-day moving average of $45.53. The company has a market cap of $61.208 billion and a P/E ratio of 17.07.

The company also recently announced a semiannual dividend, which is scheduled for Thursday, October 2nd. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 22nd will be paid a dividend of $0.3758 per share. This represents a dividend yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 20th.

Prudential plc (NYSE:PUK) is an international financial services group, with operations in Asia, the United States and the United Kingdom.

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