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Is Principal Financial Group Inc.(NYSE: PFG), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 10/23/2001. Principal Financial Group Inc. is in the Life Insurance industry and Financial sector. Average volume for Principal Financial Group Inc., is 1382.96, and so far today it has a volume of 1004700. Performance year to date since the 10/23/2001 is 11.63%.

To help you determine whether Principal Financial Group Inc. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 11.6 and forward P/E is 10.42. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Principal Financial Group Inc. has a value for PEG of 1.85. P/S ratio is 1.16 and the P/B ratio is 1.35. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 6.28 and 3.73 respectively.

At the current price Principal Financial Group Inc. is trading at, 48.88 (-0.39% today), Principal Financial Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.36%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 36.00%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.21, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.59% after growing 9.10% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 36.30%, and -7.00% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 289.9, and the number of shares float is 286.41. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.50%, and institutional ownership is at 68.20%. The float short is 1.54%, with the short ratio at a value of 3.2. Management has seen a return on assets of 0.60%, and also a return on investment of 9.80%.

The ability for Principal Financial Group Inc., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is *TBA, and quick ratio is *TBA. Long term debt/equity is 0.31 and total debt/equity is 0.31. In terms of margins, Principal Financial Group Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, with its operating margin at 12.50%, and Principal Financial Group Inc. has a profit margin of 10.20%.

The 52 week high is -3.11%, with 51.74% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 9.88% and the 200 day simple moving average is 16.60%.

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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