Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for May 30, 2013

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Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on May 30, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.23 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 28, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PFG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 27.78% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $38.01, the dividend yield is 2.42%.

The previous trading day's last sale of PFG was $38.01, representing a -1.53% decrease from the 52 week high of $38.60 and a 64.62% 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 $2.53. Zacks Investment Research reports PFG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 24.36%, compared to an industry average of 10.4%.


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 )
  • SPDR S&P Insurance ETF ( KIE )
  • First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI )
  • PowerShares S&P 500 High Beta Portfolio ( SPHB ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is KBWI with an increase of 44.19% over the last 100 days. It also has the highest percent weighting of PFG at 4.15%.



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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