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How has Principal Financial Group Inc.:(NYSE:PFG) performed recently?

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 14242.79. It is in the Life Insurance industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 11.66, a forward P/E of 10.47 and EPS of 4.21. At a stock price of 49.13 (1.80%) it has a dividend yield of 3.34%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been 16.20%, more recently this last year it has grown by 9.10%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.59% and more long-term 6.26% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 36.30%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 8.70% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -7.00%.

For performance, Principal Financial Group Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 4.16%. For the last month performance for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 5.36%. While the last quarter is 11.24% and half year, 26.64%. Finally for the year, performance is -0.15%.

The 52-week high for Principal Financial Group Inc., is at -3.42%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 51.25%. The 20-day simple moving average is 10.49% and 16.27% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.30%, and for the month it is 1.33%. Principal Financial Group Inc., has a target price of 48.18.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.31, and for total debt/equity Principal Financial Group Inc. has 0.31. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 12.50%, the profit margin is 10.20%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 68.20%. Principal Financial Group Inc. has a payout ratio of 36.00%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 289.9. The shares float is 286.41, with the float short at 1.54%, with short ratio coming to 3.14.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Principal Financial Group Inc., get 0.60%, with its returns on investment at 9.80%. Return on equity is 12.60%. So will the investors see the target price of 48.18, reached soon?

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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