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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 0.35% today. In the last week its performance is 2.49%, and 13.81% for the past quarter. Currently, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has a target price of 48.36, so today’s gain of 0.35% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.55%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), has a market cap of 14057.73, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 68.20%.

At the current price of 49.05, it has a dividend yield of 3.34%, and its target price is 48.36. This is with a profit margin of 10.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.31. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has a P/E of 11.64, as well as a forward P/E of 10.45.

With a current EPS of 4.21, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.59%,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 6.26%.

Performance for the year is 4.19%. Since its IPO date on 10/23/2001, the total performance to date is 12.02%.

Volume today for Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), is 773800, while its average volume is 1378.89. Whilst the total gain today was 0.35%, it did have a day high of -0.75%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.54%, and 1.25% for the month. The 52-week low for Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has been 52.27%, while the 52-week-high has reached -2.77%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.80%, and its return on assets is 0.60%. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has an operating margin of 12.50%. With a sales growth of -7.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 0.31, 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 1.86, and the P/S is 1.15, along with a P/B of 1.35. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.23.

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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