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Principal Financial Group Inc (PFG) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 03, 2013
By: NASDAQ.com News
Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on September 03, 2013. A cash dividend payment of $0.26 per share is scheduled to be paid on September 27, 2013. Shareholders who purchased PFG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 13.04% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $41.16, the dividend yield is 2.53%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PFG was $41.16, representing a -8.41% decrease from the 52 week high of $44.94 and a 59.35% increase over the 52 week low of $25.83.
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 $2.7. Zacks Investment Research reports PFG's forecasted earnings growth in 2013 as 27.37%, compared to an industry average of 8.3%.
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 ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is FVI with an increase of 17.13% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent weighting of PFG at 4.53%.