Principal Financial Group Inc (
) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 06, 2012 and a cash
dividend payment of $0.21 per share scheduled for December 28,
2012. Shareholders who purchased PFG stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
-70% decrease from the same period a year ago. At the current stock
price of $27.35, the dividend yield is 3.07%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PFG was $27.35,
representing a -8.71% decrease from the 52 week high of $29.96 and
a 19.9% increase over the 52 week low of $22.81.
PFG is a part of the Finance sector, which includes companies
such as Aflac Incorporated (
) and Unum Group (
). PFG's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's
profitability, is $2.38. Zacks Investment Research reports PFG's
forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as -4.87%, compared to an
industry average of 14.1%.
For more information on the declaration, record and payment
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Interested in gaining exposure to PFG through an Exchange
Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have PFG as a top-10 holding:
- PowerShares KBW Insurance Portfoliio ETF (
- PowerShares Dynamic Financial (
- PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio (
The top-performing ETF of this group is SPHB with an increase of
12.89% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent
weighting of PFG at 4.25%.