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Principal Financial Group Inc is an insurance-diversified business based in the US. Principal Financial Group shares (PFG) are listed on the NASDAQ and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Principal Financial Group employs 17,400 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around 0.00.
|Latest market close||$65.16|
|52-week range||$35.59 - $67.76|
|50-day moving average||$65.16|
|200-day moving average||$63.16|
|Wall St. target price||$70.20|
|Dividend yield||$2.29 (3.51%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.75|
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|1 week (2021-09-10)||0.45%|
|1 month (2021-08-18)||-0.53%|
|3 months (2021-06-18)||9.07%|
|6 months (2021-03-18)||7.56%|
|1 year (2020-09-18)||62.25%|
|2 years (2019-09-18)||14.02%|
|3 years (2018-09-18)||12.89%|
|5 years (2016-09-16)||34.71%|
Valuing Principal Financial Group stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Principal Financial Group's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Principal Financial Group's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 11x. In other words, Principal Financial Group shares trade at around 11x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Principal Financial Group's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 1.5. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Principal Financial Group's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Principal Financial Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $2.2 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Principal Financial Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$13.8 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||13.84%|
|Gross profit TTM||$6.3 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||0.42%|
|Return on equity TTM||10.03%|
|Market capitalisation||$17.4 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
There are currently 3.4 million Principal Financial Group shares held short by investors – that's known as Principal Financial Group's "short interest". This figure is 8.1% down from 3.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Principal Financial Group shares can be evaluated.
Principal Financial Group's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Principal Financial Group shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Principal Financial Group shares traded daily (recently around 1.0 million). Principal Financial Group's SIR currently stands at 3.25. In other words for every 100,000 Principal Financial Group shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3250 shares are currently held short.
However Principal Financial Group's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Principal Financial Group shares, or, against the total number of tradable Principal Financial Group shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Principal Financial Group's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Principal Financial Group shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0137% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Principal Financial Group shares, roughly 14 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Principal Financial Group.
Find out more about how you can short Principal Financial Group stock.
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Principal Financial Group.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Total ESG risk: 19.38
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Principal Financial Group's overall score of 19.38 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 29th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Principal Financial Group is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Environmental score: 2.02/100
Principal Financial Group's environmental score of 2.02 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Principal Financial Group is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Social score: 7.34/100
Principal Financial Group's social score of 7.34 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Principal Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Governance score: 12.02/100
Principal Financial Group's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Principal Financial Group is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Controversy score: 1/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Principal Financial Group scored a 1 out of 5 for controversy – the highest score possible, reflecting that Principal Financial Group has managed to keep its nose clean.
|Total ESG score||19.38|
|Total ESG percentile||29.46|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||1|
Dividend payout ratio: 42.45% of net profits
Recently Principal Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 42.45% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.88% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Principal Financial Group shareholders could enjoy a 3.88% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Principal Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2.29 per share.
While Principal Financial Group's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that Principal Financial Group may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
Principal Financial Group's most recent dividend payout was on 23 September 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 30 August 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Over the last 12 months, Principal Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $35.5912 up to $67.7584. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NASDAQ average) beta is 1, while Principal Financial Group's is 1.6288. This would suggest that Principal Financial Group's shares are more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).
Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide. The company operates in Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U. S. Insurance Solutions segments. The Retirement and Income Solutions segment provides a portfolio of asset accumulation products and services for retirement savings and income. It offers products and services for defined contribution plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit pension plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, employee stock ownership plans, and pension risk transfer services; individual retirement accounts and payroll deduction plans; investment only products; and mutual funds, individual annuities, and bank products.
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