A Professional Trader’s Guide to Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) Stock

LAWLER JULIA M, EVP & Chief Risk Officer, subtracted 1,000 shares of Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) from its portfolio at the rate of $52.95 per share valuing $52,950 on Sep 03. The insider left behind 55,602 shares of the company to its portfolio. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $57.07, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $57.45. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $55.94 and a 2nd Support Level at $55.19. 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 $56.68. Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) stock has gained $4.12, or 7.84%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $1.69, or 3.07%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $1.90, or 3.47%. This year-to-date, Principal Financial Group, Inc. (PFG) shares have gained $12.51, or 28.32%.

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 “ Hold .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in 06/19, 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 8.57% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in 03/19, the reported earnings of $1.43 represented a 0.11 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.32 per share, which was a 8.33% 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 19 purchases (44,008 shares in total) and 7 sale (62,495 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 49 insider buys amounting to 81,158 shares and 9 insider sales amounting to 64,845 shares. In the past full year, 98 insider purchases were made (involving 251,199 shares) and 11 insider sell-offs equivalent to 67,445 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 Total Capital is 28.62.