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Who is the Top Investor In Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG)?

Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ: PFG) is 9.03% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $65.17 and a high of $86.77 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The PFG stock was last observed hovering at around $85.34 in the last trading session, with the day’s gains setting it 0.43%.

Currently trading at $85.77, the stock is 3.62% and 6.10% above its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 0.98 million and changing 0.50% at the moment leaves the stock 11.88% off its SMA200. PFG registered 15.41% gain for a year compared to 6-month gain of 22.16%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $1.42.

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The stock witnessed a 6.31% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 8.42%, and is 1.51% up over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.45% over the week and 1.57% over the month.

Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) has around 19800 employees, a market worth around $20.23B and $13.67B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 35.41 and Fwd P/E is 10.22. Profit margin for the company is 4.56%. Distance from 52-week low is 31.62% and -1.15% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (4.15%).

Principal Financial Group Inc quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.76 with sales reaching $3.7B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 15.91% this year, but quarterly earnings will post 5.70% year-over-year. Quarterly sales are estimated to grow 16.30% in year-over-year returns.

1,056 institutions hold shares in Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG), with institutional investors hold 73.07% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 236.44M, and float is at 234.46M with Short Float at 1.46%. Institutions hold 72.44% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 29.46 million shares valued at $2.23 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 10.58% of the PFG Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 19.92 million shares valued at $1.51 billion to account for 7.16% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are Nippon Life Insurance Company which holds 18.14 million shares representing 6.52% and valued at over $1.31 billion, while Bank of America Corporation holds 4.93% of the shares totaling 13.72 million with a market value of $1.04 billion.

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