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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG

Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Life Insurance in the sector of Financial. Based in USA, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG  has a market cap of 14350.05. Since its IPO date on the 10/23/2001, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG performance year to date is 12.11%. Today Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has gained 0.75%, with a current price of 49.5.

Ownership of the company is 0.50% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 68.20%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 36.00%. Return of assets are at 0.60%, with return on investment at 9.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 0.31. While Total debt/equity is 0.31. With a profit margin of 10.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of *TBA, and operating margin of 12.50%. Principal Financial Group Inc. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of *TBA, while the quick ratio is *TBA.

For the last year Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has seen a EPS growth of 9.10%. A performance for the year of 1.70%. The 52-week high is -2.69%, and the 52-week low is 52.39%. The average volume for Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG is 1000723.

With a target price of 48.18, can Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG. Principal Financial Group Inc. has a P/E of 11.75 and a forward P/E of 10.55. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 1.88. Principal Financial Group Inc. also has a P/S and a P/B of 1.18 and 1.37 respectively. For P/cash, Principal Financial Group Inc. has a value of 6.36, while it is 3.78 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 49.5, Principal Financial Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.31%. We see a return on equity of 12.60%.

Looking more long-term Principal Financial Group Inc., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 6.26%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.59% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 9.10% for this year and for the last five years a 16.20% growth has been seen.

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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