| Prudential Financial is a holding company. Through its subsidiaries and affiliates, Co. provides a range of financial products and services, including life insurance, annuities, retirement-related products and services, mutual funds and investment management. Co. provides these products and services to individual and institutional customers. Co.'s principal operations consist of PGIM (its global investment management business), its U.S. Businesses (consisting of its Retirement, Group Insurance, Individual Annuities, Individual Life and Assurance IQ businesses), its International Businesses, the Closed Block division and its Corporate and Other operations. |
When researching a stock like Prudential Financial, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from PRU Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for PRU stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of those ways is to calculate a Simpe Moving Average ("SMA") by looking back a certain number of days. One of the most popular "longer look-backs" is the PRU 200 day moving average ("PRU 200 DMA"), while one of the most popular "shorter look-backs" is the PRU 50 day moving average ("PRU 50 DMA"). A chart showing both of these popular moving averages is shown on this page for Prudential Financial.