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Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 05, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on December 27, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PFG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 23.81% increase over the same period a year ago. At the current stock price of $49.7, the dividend yield is 2.09%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PFG was $49.7, representing a -2.49% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.97 and a 82.05% increase over the 52 week low of $27.30.
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 $2.92. Zacks Investment Research reports PFG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 31.01%, compared to an industry average of 10%.
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 )
- Guggenheim S&P 500 Equal Weight Financials ETF ( RYF )
- First Trust Value Line Equity Allocation Index(sm)Fund ( FVI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FVI with an increase of 19.71% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent weighting of PFG at 4.8%.