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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 0.22% today. In the last week its performance is 1.88%, and 12.98% for the past quarter. Currently, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has a target price of 48.36, so today’s gain of 0.22% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.46%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), has a market cap of 14520.07, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 68.20%.

At the current price of 49.88, it has a dividend yield of 3.29%, 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 11.84, as well as a forward P/E of 10.63.

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 8.52%. Since its IPO date on 10/23/2001, the total performance to date is 13.91%.

Volume today for Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), is 1099100, while its average volume is 1373.11. Whilst the total gain today was 0.22%, it did have a day high of 0.06%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.26%, and 1.51% for the month. The 52-week low for Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has been 54.84%, while the 52-week-high has reached -1.13%.

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 1.89, and the P/S is 1.19, along with a P/B of 1.38. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.44.

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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