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Prudential (PRU) is a Top-Ranked Momentum Stock: Should You Buy?

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Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?

Momentum investors, who live by the saying "the trend is your friend," are most interested in taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook. Utilizing one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, among other factors, the Momentum Style Score can help determine favorable times to buy high-momentum stocks.

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Prudential (PRU)

Headquartered in Newark, NJ, Prudential Financial Inc. was founded in 1875. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, this a financial services leader offers an array of financial products and services including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related services, mutual funds, investment management and real estate services. These are offered to individual and institutional customers across United States, Asia, Europe and Latin America.

PRU is a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold) stock, with a Momentum Style Score of B and VGM Score of A. Shares are up 2.5% over the past one week and up 11.4% over the past four weeks. PRU has gained 47.5% in the last one-year period as well. Looking at trading volume, an average of 1,434,638.38 shares exchanged hands over the last 20 trading days.

Momentum investors also pay close attention to a company's earnings. For PRU, two analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days, and the Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0 to $13.42 per share for 2024. PRU boasts an average earnings surprise of 0.2%.

PRU should be on investors' short list because of its impressive earnings fundamentals, a good Zacks Rank, and strong Momentum and VGM Style Scores.

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