$1.37 EPS Expected for Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG)

April 16, 2018 - By Rodney Autry

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) LogoInvestors sentiment increased to 1.39 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.21, from 1.18 in 2017Q3. It increased, as 28 investors sold Principal Financial Group, Inc. shares while 150 reduced holdings. 75 funds opened positions while 172 raised stakes. 196.66 million shares or 1.15% more from 194.42 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
Cap Advsrs Ltd Ltd Liability reported 177 shares. Veritable L P has invested 0.01% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Captrust Finance stated it has 0.02% of its portfolio in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Thrivent For Lutherans invested in 0.06% or 247,290 shares. Alliancebernstein L P, a New York-based fund reported 451,714 shares. Sit Investment Assocs invested in 1,136 shares or 0% of the stock. Blume Cap Management Incorporated owns 599 shares for 0.02% of their portfolio. Cornerstone Advisors Incorporated owns 520 shares. Daiwa Secs Grp has 0% invested in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Security National Tru holds 0% or 96 shares in its portfolio. Synovus Financial holds 3,044 shares. New York-based Dalton Greiner Hartman Maher has invested 0.68% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG). Hudock Cap Grp Incorporated Llc holds 0.01% or 227 shares. Bank accumulated 53,886 shares. Transamerica Inc has invested 0.09% in Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG).

Since October 18, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 8 insider sales for $20.51 million activity. The insider Houston Daniel Joseph sold $2.59M. Everett Nora Mary also sold $843,064 worth of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) on Wednesday, October 18. 47,662 shares valued at $3.34 million were sold by Valdes Luis E. on Thursday, December 14. 24,310 shares valued at $1.74M were sold by SCHOLTEN GARY P on Monday, January 8.

Analysts expect Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) to report $1.37 EPS on April, 26.They anticipate $0.10 EPS change or 7.87 % from last quarter’s $1.27 EPS. PFG’s profit would be $394.32M giving it 11.12 P/E if the $1.37 EPS is correct. After having $1.19 EPS previously, Principal Financial Group, Inc.’s analysts see 15.13 % EPS growth. The stock increased 0.49% or $0.3 during the last trading session, reaching $60.95. About 390,692 shares traded. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NASDAQ:PFG) has declined 5.35% since April 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 16.90% the S&P500.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement, asset management, and insurance services and products to businesses, individuals, and institutional clients worldwide. The company has market cap of $17.54 billion. It operates through Retirement and Income Solutions, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. It has a 7.73 P/E ratio. Insurance Solutions divisions.

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