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How to buy Principal Financial Group stock (PFG)

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Principal Financial Group is an asset management 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 19,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $14.9 billion.

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Principal Financial Group stock price (NASDAQ: PFG)

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Principal Financial Group shares at a glance

Information last updated 2024-07-15.
Latest market close$86.08
52-week range$64.48 - $86.04
50-day moving average $80.91
200-day moving average $77.94
Wall St. target price$84.82
PE ratio 15.8692
Dividend yield $2.65 (3.34%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.35

Is it a good time to buy Principal Financial Group stock?

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Principal Financial Group price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $86.08 from 2024-07-15

1 week (2024-07-11) 2.62%
1 month (2024-06-18) 9.82%
3 months (2024-04-18) 9.02%
6 months (2024-01-18) 11.47%
1 year (2023-07-18) 5.66%
2 years (2022-07-18) 37.66%
3 years (2021-07-17) 39.27%
5 years (2019-07-18) 57.66%

Is Principal Financial Group stock undervalued or overvalued?

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 P/E ratio

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 16x. In other words, Principal Financial Group shares trade at around 16x 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 PEG ratio

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

Principal Financial Group's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $1.9 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a Principal Financial Group's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Principal Financial Group financials

Revenue TTM $14.9 billion
Operating margin TTM 15.11%
Gross profit TTM $11 billion
Return on assets TTM 0.33%
Return on equity TTM 12.08%
Profit margin 8.7%
Book value $47.59
Market Capitalization $19.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Principal Financial Group share dividends

40%

Dividend payout ratio: 40.42% of net profits

Recently Principal Financial Group has paid out, on average, around 40.42% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.34% 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 3.34% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Principal Financial Group's case, that would currently equate to about $2.65 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 26 June 2024. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 2 June 2024 (the "ex-dividend date").

Principal Financial Group share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Principal Financial Group's shares have ranged in value from as little as $64.4829 up to $86.0388. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

PFG.US volatility(beta: 1.21)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 1.207. This would suggest that Principal Financial Group's shares are a little bit more volatile than the average for this exchange and represent, relatively-speaking, a slightly higher risk (but potentially also market-beating returns).

Principal Financial Group overview

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement, asset management, and insurance products and services to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide. The company operates through Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Asset Management, and Benefits and Protection segments. The Retirement and Income Solutions segment provides retirement, and related financial products and services. It offers products and services for defined contribution plans, including 401(k) and 403(b) plans, defined benefit plans, nonqualified executive benefit plans, employee stock ownership plans, equity compensation, and pension risk transfer services; individual retirement accounts; investment only products; and mutual funds, individual variable annuities, registered index-linked annuities, and bank products, as well as trust and custody services. The Principal Asset Management segment provides equity, fixed income, real estate, and other alternative investments, as well as asset allocation, stable value management, and other structured investment strategies. It also offers pension accumulation products and services, mutual funds, asset management, income annuities, and life insurance accumulation products, as well as voluntary savings plans in Brazil, Chile, Mexico, Asia, China, Hong Kong Special Administrative Region, and Southeast Asia.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Principal Financial Group is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 1.006% of Principal Financial Group shares are held by insiders and 72.603% by institutions.
How many people work for Principal Financial Group?
Latest data suggests 19,800 work at Principal Financial Group.
When does the fiscal year end for Principal Financial Group?
Principal Financial Group's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Principal Financial Group based?
Principal Financial Group's address is: 711 High Street, Des Moines, IA, United States, 50392
What is Principal Financial Group's ISIN number?
Principal Financial Group's international securities identification number is: US74251V1026
What is Principal Financial Group's CUSIP number?
Principal Financial Group's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 74251V102

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