In the past 52-week period, shares of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:PFG) have moved within the range of $52.49 to $68.90. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $68.57, which is 0.48% lower than its 52-week high.
Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 3.23%, and a 50-day SMA of 6.76%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $19.94 billion.
Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income
When considering entering a position, it is crucial to understand the average enthusiasm level expressed by Wall Street analysts for that particular stock. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) is Outperform.
Publicly-traded organizations typically post revenue and earnings results that fall either above or below the average Wall Street estimate. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Jun. 2017, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) delivered a 0.03% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $3.18 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $3.18 billion.
Meanwhile, during the same quarter Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) delivered a 6.97% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.31 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $1.22 per share.
Ownership at Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), According to Most Recent SEC Filings
We can find critical insight by examining institutional ownership, which are reported in public companies’ most recent 13F filings. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) has 0.29 billion shares outstanding currently, 69.66% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $13.74 billion.
Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), there were 69 new positions totaling 1,362,208 shares of the company’s stock. There were 41 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 692,355 shares.