Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 06, 2012

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Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) 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 ( AFL ) and Unum Group ( UNM ). 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 dates, visit the PFG Dividend History page.

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 ( KBWI )
  • PowerShares Dynamic Financial ( PFI )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB ).

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%.



The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of The NASDAQ OMX Group, Inc.



This article appears in: News Headlines , Stocks

Referenced Stocks: AFL , KBWI , PFG , PFI , SPHB , UNM

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