Friedrich Amy Christine, President – USIS, subtracted 900 shares of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) from its portfolio at the rate of $49.00 per share valuing $44,100 on Jan 17. The insider left behind 25,182 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 $55.45. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $55.83, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $56.21. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $54.70 and a 2nd Support Level at $53.95. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) stock has gained $0.31, or 0.56%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $1.21, or 2.23%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $4.34, or 8.49%. This year-to-date, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) shares have gained $11.28, or 25.54%.
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, 40% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 75% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 67% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”
In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) reported earnings of $1.43 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.31 per share, representing a 0.12 difference and 9.44% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.11 represented a -0.18 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.29 per share, which was a 14.06% surprise.
For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.38 per share. This estimate came from a total of 4 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.40 and the low estimate was $1.36. In the year-ago quarter, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) generated per-share earnings of $1.35. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +2.22% .
Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 30 purchases (37,150 shares in total) and 1 sale (350 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 60 insider buys amounting to 176,323 shares and 2 insider sales amounting to 1,250 shares. In the past full year, 98 insider purchases were made (involving 241,255 shares) and 10 insider sell-offs equivalent to 63,305 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.