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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 12762.1. It is in the Life Insurance industry and sector Financial, with a current P/E of 11.28, a forward P/E of 9.59 and EPS of 3.92. At a stock price of 44.05 (-0.36%) it has a dividend yield of 3.53%.

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 9.08% and more long-term 9.40% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -9.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been 8.70% and sales growth quarter over quarter is 15.80%.

For performance, Principal Financial Group Inc. the past week has seen a gain of 4.99%. For the last month performance for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 4.94%. While the last quarter is 6.86% and half year, 18.80%. Finally for the year, performance is -13.42%.

The 52-week high for Principal Financial Group Inc., is at -21.46%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 35.61%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.00% and 3.52% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.53%, and for the month it is 2.18%. Principal Financial Group Inc., has a target price of 44.57.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.33, and for total debt/equity Principal Financial Group Inc. has 0.34. The gross margin is *TBA, while operating margin is 11.40%, the profit margin is 9.40%. The current ratio is *TBA and the quick ratio is *TBA.

Insider ownership is at 0.50%, with instituitional ownership at 68.70%. Principal Financial Group Inc. has a payout ratio of 38.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 288.67. The shares float is 288.67, with the float short at 1.61%, with short ratio coming to 2.85.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Principal Financial Group Inc., get 0.50%, with its returns on investment at 9.80%. Return on equity is 12.00%. So will the investors see the target price of 44.57, 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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