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Morning Trending Tickers: Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:PFG)

The company in question is, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:PFG) currently with a stock price of 60.55 (-1.38% today). The market cap for Principal Financial Group, Inc. is 17.6 B, and is in the sector Financial, and Life Insurance industry. The target price for Principal Financial Group, Inc. is 65.92. Currently Principal Financial Group, Inc. is trading with a P/E of 13.64, and a forward P/E of 11.24. Average volume for Principal Financial Group, Inc. is 1094.43 and so far today it is 2002924.

Performance in the last year for Principal Financial Group, Inc. has been 43.78%. For EPS growth, Principal Financial Group, Inc. has seen a growth of 10.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 6.99%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 18.70% over the last five years and could be 8.43% for the next five years. Principal Financial Group, Inc. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -0.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -4.60%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.32%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.94%.

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 5.39%. With Principal Financial Group, Inc. trading at 60.55, the dividend yield is 3.04%, and the EPS is 4.44.

So could Principal Financial Group, Inc., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 13.64. The PEG is 1.62, P/S is 1.41 and the P/B is at 1.64. The P/cash is 11.47, with P/free cash flow at 6.18.

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 0.29, and total debt/equity at 0.3.

In terms of margins, Principal Financial Group, Inc. has a gross margin of *TBA, an operating margin of 12.50% and a profit margin of 10.40%.Payout ratio for Principal Financial Group, Inc. is 37.40%. Return on assets come to 0.60% with return on investment coming to 10.20%.

Insider ownership for Principal Financial Group, Inc., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 72.80%. Outstanding shares are at 290.69. While shares float is 286.3. The float short is currently 1.72%, and short ratio is 4.51.

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