Principal Financial Group Inc stock performance trend indicates that the stock price has rallied 8.61% in the past 12 Weeks , but analyzing the 6 month charts for the stock , the price continues to stay positive and keep the rally at 23.16% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 53.13% . Relative price strength is a important factor used by wealth management firms while investing in stocks because the indicator compares the stock performance with the overall market. The relative price strength of Principal Financial Group Inc has a positive value of 33.76 compared to overall market.Principal Financial Group, Inc. is having a Relative Strength Index of 58.12 which indicates the stock is not yet over sold or over bought based on the technical indicators.
Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) has tumbled 0.16% during the past week, however, the bigger picture is still very bullish; the stocks have advanced and posted positive gains of 2.12% in the last four weeks. The stocks have underperformed the S&P 500 by 0.39% during the past week but Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) it has outperformed the index in 4 weeks by 0.96%.
Company shares have received an average consensus rating of Hold for the current week Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) stock ended Friday session in the red zone in a volatile trading. The stock closed down 0.76 points or 1.18% at $63.44 with 1,464,656 shares getting traded. Post opening the session at $64.27, the shares hit an intraday low of $63.38 and an intraday high of $64.29 and the price was in this range throughout the day. The company has a market cap of $18,238 million and the number of outstanding shares has been calculated to be 287,476,820 shares. The 52-week high of Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) is $64.65 and the 52-week low is $38.035.
Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Principal Financial Group Inc was Initiated by Citigroup to Neutral on Jan 26, 2017.
Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Mar 7, 2017, James P Mccaughan (President – Global Asset Mgmt.) sold 5,000 shares at 63.18 per share price.On Feb 23, 2017, Nora Mary Everett (President – RIS) sold 11,290 shares at 63.00 per share price.On Feb 23, 2017, Gary P Scholten (EVP & Ch Info Officer) sold 20,900 shares at 63.10 per share price.
Principal Financial Group Inc Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 30, 2017. The company reported $1.27 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.12. Analyst had a consensus of $1.15.Analysts expectations of $ 3034.45.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.02 EPS.
The Principal Financial Group is a leading provider of retirement savings, investment and insurance products and services. In addition, they offer a broad range of individual life and disability insurance, group life and health insurance, and residential mortgage loan origination and servicing in the United States.