Stock Price of Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) Increases 2.42%

Principal Financial Group Incs in-depth stock price analysis indicates that the stock price has rallied 5.55% 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 26.11% . Looking at the past 52 week period, the stock price is up at 72.02% . 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 46.67 compared to overall market. Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) has climbed 2.42% in the past week and advanced 3.1% in the last 4 weeks. In the past week, the company has outperformed the S&P 500 by 1.6% and the outperformance has advanced to 1.25% for the last 4 weeks period.

Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) : On Friday heightened volatility was witnessed in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) which led to swings in the share price. The stock opened for trading at $60.87 and hit $61.05 on the upside , eventually ending the session at $60.86, with a gain of 0.46% or 0.28 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 1,183,072 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $61.34 and the company has a market cap of $17,496 million. The 52-week low of the share price is at $33.72 .

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.

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 shares were Reiterated by RBC Capital Mkts on Nov 17, 2016 to Outperform, Raises Price Target to $ 61 from a previous price target of $52 .Company shares were Reiterated by Barclays on Nov 17, 2016 to Equal Weight, Raises Price Target to $ 57 from a previous price target of $51 .

Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Dec 13, 2016, Deanna D Strable-soethout (President – US Ins. Solutions) sold 6,549 shares at 60.08 per share price.On Dec 13, 2016, Nora Mary Everett (President – RIS) sold 18,700 shares at 59.41 per share price.On Dec 9, 2016, Gary P Scholten (EVP & Ch Info Officer) sold 13,549 shares at 60.31 per share price.

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.

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