Analysts estimate Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) To Grow by 6.03%: Here is Why

Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) is owned by a number of high-value investors. Its largest direct holder is Daniel J. Houston Chairman of the Board, President and Chief Executive Officer of the Company and Principal Life Insurance Company with 219,367 shares. The second-largest direct holder is C. Daniel Gelatt Independent Director, with 143,936 shares of the company’s stock. In third place with 94,001 shares of PFG is Karen E. Shaff Secretary, Executive Vice President and General Counsel of the Company and Principal Life.

Now turning to institutional ownership of Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG), The Vanguard Group, Inc. is the top holder with 30.62 million shares. The next largest fund holder of this company’s stock is Nissay Asset Management Corp. with 18.16 million shares. In the third-place spot with 16.82 million shares is BlackRock Fund Advisors.

This company’s stock price was $52.35 at the previous market close, with its latest volume reaching 1144997. Compare that to its average daily volume of 960.55K. Given the fact that this stock has 278.23M shares outstanding, its current market value is sitting at $14.57B. This publicly-traded stock’s 60-month Beta is 1.53. Its Price to Sales ratio is 0.91, its Price to Cash Flow ratio is 4.55, and its Price to Book ratio is 0.99.

PFG stock has achieved a 5-day range of $52.17 to $55.41, with a total performance of -4.19% during that period. Meanwhile, in the past month of trading, this stock has traded in the range of $52.17 to $57.03, generating a -4.03% change during the period. In the past three months, this stock’s price has changed by -0.61%, trading in the range of $52.17 to $58.28.

In the past 5 days, shares of PFG have made a new high 2 times. In the last month, it has made a new high 4 times, and in the past 3 months, it has made a new high 8 times.

Now let’s turn to this public company’s earnings. For the quarter ending 9/29/2019, the earnings per share (EPS) was reported at 1.23. This is a -0.23 difference compared to the consensus estimate of 1.46, amounting to an earnings surprise of -15.80%. In the previous quarter, which ended in 9/29/2019, the consensus estimate was 1.4, making for an earnings surprise of 8.60%. For the quarter ending 3/30/2019, EPS was reported at 1.43, generating a 9.20% earnings surprise.

The Net Income for the most recent full fiscal year, which ended in 12-2018, was $1.55 billion. This is compared to the prior year, where Net Income was $2.32 billion. Meanwhile, this company’s Operating Cash Flow was $5.16 billion for the year, compared to $4.19 billion in 2017. Capital Expenditures for the year were reportedly -$92.3 million, compared to -$164.8 million, and Free Cash flow was $5.06 billion compared to the prior year’s $4.02 billion.

Principal Financial Group Inc. (PFG) stock currently has a Financial Strength score of 3/10. This is due to a combination of factors, including a Cash to Debt ratio of 0.83, an Equity to Asset ratio of 0.06, a Debt to Equity ratio of 0.26. The Beneish M-Score is -2.5.

This publicly-traded company’s Profitability and Growth score is 4/10, thanks to a combination of things: a Net Margin of 8.34, a ROE of 10.29.

Shifting focus now to Valuation and Return for PFG, this company’s Price to Tangible Book is 1.29 and its Price to Median PS Value is 0.85. Price to Peter Lynch Fair Value for PFG is now 0.00, and this organization’s Price to Graham Number is 0.8.

Certain ratios provide helpful insights into how a stock is performing. The Quick Ratio for PFG is sitting at 0.00, while its Current Ratio is 0.00. This stock’s PB Ratio is 1, its PS Ratio is 0.93, its Forward PE Ratio is 8.76, and its PE Ratio without NRI is 11.1. Similarly, its Shiller PE Ratio is 12.5, its Price to Owner Earnings is 2.55, its Price to Free Cash Flow is 2.55 and its Price to Operating Cash Flow is 2.5.