Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 07, 2013

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Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) 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 ( AFL ) and Unum Group ( UNM ). 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 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 13.47% 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.




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

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