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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 2.16% today. In the last week its performance is 9.71%, and 7.27% for the past quarter. Currently, Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has a target price of 44.57, so today’s gain of 2.16% is a significant step towards its target price. The GAP today is therefore 2.32%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), has a market cap of 12849.32, and is based in USA. Insider ownership is at 0.50%, and institutional ownership is 68.60%.

At the current price of 44.08, it has a dividend yield of 3.54%, and its target price is 44.57. This is with a profit margin of 9.40%, and total debt/equity of 0.34. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has a P/E of 11.24, as well as a forward P/E of 9.52.

With a current EPS of 3.92, and a forecasted EPS growth for next year at 9.30%,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 9.30%.

Performance for the year is -12.98%. Since its IPO date on 10/23/2001, the total performance to date is -0.17%.

Volume today for Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG), is 1550400, while its average volume is 1631.4. Whilst the total gain today was 2.16%, it did have a day high of -1.65%.

Volatility for this week has been at 1.60%, and 2.28% for the month. The 52-week low for Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG has been 35.70%, while the 52-week-high has reached -21.41%.

Looking at its return of investments, which is 9.80%, and its return on assets is 0.50%. Principal Financial Group Inc. (NYSE:PFG) has an operating margin of 11.40%. With a sales growth of 15.80% quarter over quarter. Bearing in mind that Principal Financial Group Inc., PFG is in the sector Financial, its long-term debt/equity is 0.33, 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 1.21, and the P/S is 1.04, along with a P/B of 1.28. Meanwhile it has a p/cash of 6.

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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