Basic Stock Data on Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG)

In the past 52-week period, shares of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE:PFG) have moved within the range of $56.12 to $72.23. On the stock’s most recent trading day, the company’s shares ended the regular session at $70.78, which is 2.01% lower than its 52-week high.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) has demonstrated a 20-day simple moving average (SMA) of 1.51%, and a 50-day SMA of 3.50%. This public company’s current market capitalization stands at $20.39 billion.

Analyzing Consensus Estimates, Sales Revenue and Net Income

Understanding Wall Street analyst’s enthusiasm for a particular stock is crucial when considering entering a position. According to the latest data, the consensus recommendation for Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) is Outperform.

When it comes to sales data, public companies usually post revenue and earnings that are either higher or lower than the average Wall Street forecast. In the most recent quarterly financial report, for the quarter ending Sep. 2017, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) delivered a 41.49% surprise with its net revenue. Sales reached $4.63 billion during the three-month period, compared to the average analyst estimate of $3.27 billion.

Meanwhile, during the same quarter Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) delivered a 1.41% earnings surprise. Net earnings for the quarter were posted at $1.28 per share, whereas Wall Street had forecast $1.30 per share.

Ownership at Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), According to Most Recent SEC Filings

A public company’s latest 13F filings tell investors important details about institutional ownership. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) has 0 billion shares outstanding currently, 70.14% of which belong to institutional investors. Those institutional holdings amount to $14.49 billion.

Additionally, according to the most recent 13F filing from Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG), there were 45 new positions totaling 1,124,607 shares of the company’s stock. There were 49 sold out positions, on the other hand, totaling 1,077,515 shares.

Short, Medium and Long Term Indicators

Examining a stock’s average volume in the short, medium and long term is useful to understand trading activity and investor sentiment. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) has had a 20-day average volume of 1,101,720 shares, with an average of 20% of short term indicators pointed at Buy.

The stock’s 50-day average volume has been 1,088,792 shares, with an average of 50% of medium term indicators pointing toward Buy. Finally, its 100-day average volume is 1,012,417 shares with 100% of long-term indicators pointing to Buy.