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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) from Financial

Today’s top gainers include the company Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) which is in the industry Life Insurance, gaining 1.98% today. In the last week its performance is 2.62%, and 9.56% for the past quarter. Currently, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has a target price of 45.67, so today’s gain of 1.98% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 1.20%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), has a market cap of 13374.02, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 68.90%.

At the current price of 46.79, it has a dividend yield of 3.40%, and its target price is 45.67. This is with a profit margin of 9.40%, and total debt/equity of 0.34. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has a P/E of 11.7, as well as a forward P/E of 9.98.

With a current EPS of 3.92, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 8.80%,Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 16.20%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 5.64%.

Performance for the year is -14.88%. Since its IPO date on 10/23/2001, the total performance to date is 3.91%.

Volume today for Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), is 574713, while its average volume is 1503.98. Whilst the total gain today was 1.98%, it did have a day high of -0.76%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.47%, and 1.69% for the month. The 52-week low for Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has been 44.05%, while the 52-week-high has reached -16.58%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.80%, and its return on assets is 0.50%. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has an operating margin of 11.40%. With a sales growth of 15.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 0.33, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Principal Financial Group Inc.? Well its PEG is 2.08, and the P/S is 1.08, along with a P/B of 1.33. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.24.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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