Insurer Prudential Financial posts profit

Wed Nov 6, 2013 4:27pm EST

Nov 6 (Reuters) - Prudential Financial Inc, the second-largest U.S. life insurer, reported a quarterly profit, driven by higher income from its retirement services and investment management business.

Net income of financial services businesses attributable to the company was $981 million, or $2.07 per share, for the quarter ended Sept. 30, compared with a loss of $627 million, or $1.34 per share, a year earlier.

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