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Today’s Top Gainers in the Market Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) from Financial

Today’s top gainers include the company Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) which is in the industry Life Insurance, gaining 2.00% today. In the last week its performance is 3.43%, and 26.28% for the past quarter. Currently, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has a target price of 48.82, so today’s gain of 2.00% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 0.55%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), has a market cap of 14932.75, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.40%, and institutional ownership is 68.20%.

At the current price of 51.51, it has a dividend yield of 3.18%, and its target price is 48.82. This is with a profit margin of 10.20%, and total debt/equity of 0.31. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has a P/E of 12.22, as well as a forward P/E of 10.95.

With a current EPS of 4.21, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 7.79%,Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has had a EPS growth for the past five years at 16.20%. For the next five years EPS growth is projected to be 7.51%.

Performance for the year is 12.54%. Since its IPO date on 10/23/2001, the total performance to date is 17.63%.

Volume today for Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), is 2423100, while its average volume is 1318.6. Whilst the total gain today was 2.00%, it did have a day high of 0.10%.

Volatility for this week has been at 2.21%, and 1.76% for the month. The 52-week low for Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has been 59.90%, while the 52-week-high has reached 0.10%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.80%, and its return on assets is 0.60%. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has an operating margin of 12.50%. With a sales growth of -7.00% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 0.31, and has a current ratio of *TBA and *TBA for quick ratio.

So what is the value of Principal Financial Group Inc.? Well its PEG is 1.63, and the P/S is 1.23, along with a P/B of 1.42. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.62.

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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