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Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE: PFG), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 15243.2. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 51.95 (with a change from open of 0.02%), this in conjunction with a target price of 49. Volume today has so far reached 1233726, with an average volume of about 1310.16. The GAP for this stock, is -1.46%.

The P/E ratio is 12.51, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 11.19. The current EPS for Principal Financial Group Inc., is 4.21, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 9.10%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 20.37%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Principal Financial Group Inc., EPS is looking like it will grow 7.73% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.25%. Quarter over quarter is 36.30% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -7.00%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 16.20%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 8.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.40% and institutional ownership is 68.20%. Shares outstanding is 289.19, while shares float is at a value of 286.41. Float short for Principal Financial Group Inc. is 1.94% and the short ratio is 4.25.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 0.31, while the total debt/equity comes to 0.31. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is *TBA, and the quick ratio is *TBA. The most recent gross margin is *TBA and their operating margin is 12.50%. The profit margin is 10.20%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. has seen returns on assets of 0.60%, and on investment, 9.80%. Return on equity is 12.60%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 1.73. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 1.25, with Price/book ratio coming to 1.46 and Price/cash is 6.76, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 4.02.

The simple moving averages are 6.24% and 22.47% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.18% and the 52 week low is 61.27%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. has a dividend yield of 3.11%, with a current price of 51.95. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 36.00%. This is in an industry, Life Insurance, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Financial. Principal Financial Group Inc. is based in USA.

Performance in the Life Insurance industry means that Principal Financial Group Inc. has seen performance for the past week of 0.15%, with performance for the month coming to 8.79%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 20.58%, and for the half year the performance is 12.61%. Volatility for this week is 1.22% and for the month this is 1.65%.

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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