Principal Financial Group Inc (
) will begin trading ex-dividend on March 07, 2013. A cash dividend
payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on March 29,
2013. Shareholders who purchased PFG stock prior to the ex-dividend
date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an
9.52% increase over the prior quarter.
The previous trading day's last sale of PFG was $31.89,
representing a -1.24% decrease from the 52 week high of $32.29 and
a 38.11% increase over the 52 week low of $23.09.
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 $2.58. Zacks Investment Research reports PFG's
forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 19.6%, compared to an
industry average of 12.9%.
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
13.47% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent
weighting of PFG at 4.25%.