Here’s Our Rant About Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG)

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) went up by 8.13% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $56.37. The company’s stock price has collected 10.07% of gains in the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported 8 hours ago that Principal Financial Group Inc. stock rises Monday, outperforms market

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Is It Worth Investing in Principal Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ :PFG) Right Now?

Principal Financial Group Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 11.81 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for PFG is at 1.61. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 4 analysts out of 12 who provided ratings for Principal Financial Group Inc. declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 8 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”


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The average price from analysts is $55.64, which is -$4.48 below the current price. PFG currently public float of 271.92M and currently shorts hold a 0.96% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of PFG was 1.45M shares.

PFG’s Market Performance

PFG stocks went up by 10.07% for the week, with a monthly jump of 11.41% and a quarterly performance of 21.62%, while its annual performance rate touched 9.50%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.76% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 2.43% for Principal Financial Group Inc.. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 12.70% for PFG stocks with a simple moving average of 33.14% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of PFG

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for PFG stocks, with Evercore ISI repeating the rating for PFG by listing it as a “Outperform.” The predicted price for PFG in the upcoming period, according to Evercore ISI is $60 based on the research report published on January 08th of the current year 2021.

Barclays, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see PFG reach a price target of $53. The rating they have provided for PFG stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on November 17th, 2020.

Goldman gave a rating of “Sell” to PFG, setting the target price at $38 in the report published on June 18th of the previous year.

PFG Trading at 16.27% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought PFG to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was able to rebound, for now settling with 5.69% of gains for the given period.

Volatility was left at 2.43%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.76%, as shares surge +11.45% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +17.35% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, PFG rose by +10.07%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +75.44% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $53.17. In addition, Principal Financial Group Inc. saw 20.10% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further gains.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at PFG starting from LAWLER JULIA M, who sale 8,410 shares at the price of $53.93 back on Feb 08. After this action, LAWLER JULIA M now owns 51,610 shares of Principal Financial Group Inc., valued at $453,551 using the latest closing price.

Dunbar Timothy Mark, the Retired Officer of Principal Financial Group Inc., sale 11,125 shares at $51.11 during a trade that took place back on Feb 03, which means that Dunbar Timothy Mark is holding 70,884 shares at $568,599 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for PFG

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +9.30 for the present operating margin

The net margin for Principal Financial Group Inc. stands at +9.47. The total capital return value is set at 6.77, while invested capital returns managed to touch 7.07. Equity return is now at value 9.20, with 0.50 for asset returns.

Based on Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG), the company’s capital structure generated 28.05 points at debt to equity in total, while total debt to capital is 21.91. Total debt to assets is 1.57, with long-term debt to equity ratio resting at 27.06. Finally, the long-term debt to capital ratio is 21.13.

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When we switch over and look at the enterprise to sales, we see a ratio of 1.27, with the company’s debt to enterprise value settled at 0.25. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.18.

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