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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG)?

The company in question is, Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) currently with a stock price of 44.5 (-0.76% today). The market cap for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 13070.86, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 44.17. Currently Principal Financial Group Inc. is trading with a P/E of 11.44, and a forward P/E of 9.75. Average volume for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 1558.05 and so far today it is 466489.

Performance in the last year for Principal Financial Group Inc. has been -14.58%. For EPS growth, Principal Financial Group Inc. has seen a growth of 9.10%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.83%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 16.20% over the last five years and could be 5.64% for the next five years. Principal Financial Group Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 15.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -9.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 4.30%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.79%.

Since the IPO date for Principal Financial Group Inc. on the 10/23/2001, Principal Financial Group Inc. has seen performance year to date to be 1.55%. With Principal Financial Group Inc. trading at 44.5, the dividend yield is 3.48%, and the EPS is 3.92.

So could Principal Financial Group Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 11.44. The PEG is 2.03, P/S is 1.05 and the P/B is at 1.3. The P/cash is 6.1, with P/free cash flow at 3.23.

Principal Financial Group Inc. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. This is with long term debt/equity at 0.33, and total debt/equity at 0.34.

In terms of margins, Principal Financial Group Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 11.40% and a profit margin of 9.40%.Payout ratio for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 38.40%. Return on assets come to 0.50% with return on investment coming to 9.80%.

Insider ownership for Principal Financial Group Inc., is at 0.50% and institutional ownership comes to 68.70%. Outstanding shares are at 291.5. While shares float is 288.67. The float short is currently 1.61%, and short ratio is 2.99.

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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