Is Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) Share’s Price Now at Risk?

LAWLER JULIA M, EVP & Chief Risk Officer, subtracted 1,000 shares of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) from its portfolio at the rate of $57.99 per share valuing $57,990 on Aug 01. The insider left behind 56,602 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) was $53.29. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $53.87, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $54.46. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $52.40 and a 2nd Support Level at $51.52. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) stock has lost -$1.70, or -3.09%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$5.70, or -9.66%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has fallen by -$2.23, or -4.02%. This year-to-date, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) shares have gained $9.12, or 20.65%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) stock, Hold % of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 50% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) reported earnings of $1.52 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.40 per share, representing a 0.12 difference and 8.46% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $1.43 represented a 0.12 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.31 per share, which was a 9.44% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.43 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.46 and the low estimate was $1.40. In the year-ago quarter, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) generated per-share earnings of $1.67. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -14.37%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 30 purchases (74,828 shares in total) and 7 sale (63,495 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 59 insider buys amounting to 211,663 shares and 8 insider sales amounting to 63,845 shares. In the past full year, 99 insider purchases were made (involving 261,199 shares) and 12 insider sell-offs equivalent to 86,445 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) has a Current Ratio of 0.15. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 28.99, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 22.48, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 1.36. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 28.62 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 22.19.