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Jefferies Upgrades Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares (PFG)

Fintel reports that on June 23, 2023, Jefferies upgraded their outlook for Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares (NASDAQ:PFG) from Underperform to Hold .

Analyst Price Forecast Suggests 6.60% Upside

As of June 1, 2023, the average one-year price target for Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares is 77.18. The forecasts range from a low of 60.60 to a high of $98.70. The average price target represents an increase of 6.60% from its latest reported closing price of 72.40.

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The projected annual revenue for Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares is 13,777MM, a decrease of 19.97%. The projected annual non-GAAP EPS is 7.13.

Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares Declares $0.64 Dividend

On April 27, 2023 the company declared a regular quarterly dividend of $0.64 per share ($2.56 annualized). Shareholders of record as of June 1, 2023 will receive the payment on June 30, 2023. Previously, the company paid $0.64 per share.

At the current share price of $72.40 / share, the stock's dividend yield is 3.54%.

Looking back five years and taking a sample every week, the average dividend yield has been 4.11%, the lowest has been 2.73%, and the highest has been 9.27%. The standard deviation of yields is 0.92 (n=236).

The current dividend yield is 0.62 standard deviations below the historical average.

Additionally, the company's dividend payout ratio is 0.14. The payout ratio tells us how much of a company's income is paid out in dividends. A payout ratio of one (1.0) means 100% of the company's income is paid in a dividend. A payout ratio greater than one means the company is dipping into savings in order to maintain its dividend - not a healthy situation. Companies with few growth prospects are expected to pay out most of their income in dividends, which typically means a payout ratio between 0.5 and 1.0. Companies with good growth prospects are expected to retain some earnings in order to invest in those growth prospects, which translates to a payout ratio of zero to 0.5.

The company's 3-Year dividend growth rate is 0.14%, demonstrating that it has increased its dividend over time.

What is the Fund Sentiment?

There are 1398 funds or institutions reporting positions in Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares. This is a decrease of 8 owner(s) or 0.57% in the last quarter. Average portfolio weight of all funds dedicated to PFG is 0.21%, a decrease of 5.55%. Total shares owned by institutions decreased in the last three months by 2.75% to 202,146K shares. PFG / Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares Put/Call Ratios The put/call ratio of PFG is 0.72, indicating a bullish outlook.

What are Other Shareholders Doing?

PFG / Principal Financial Group Inc - Registered Shares Shares Held by Institutions

Nippon Life Insurance holds 18,137K shares representing 7.47% ownership of the company. No change in the last quarter.

Bank Of America holds 16,594K shares representing 6.84% ownership of the company. In it's prior filing, the firm reported owning 16,825K shares, representing a decrease of 1.39%. The firm decreased its portfolio allocation in PFG by 79.91% over the last quarter.

Capital Research Global Investors holds 8,336K shares representing 3.43% ownership of the company. In it's prior filing, the firm reported owning 8,498K shares, representing a decrease of 1.94%. The firm decreased its portfolio allocation in PFG by 17.97% over the last quarter.

VTSMX - Vanguard Total Stock Market Index Fund Investor Shares holds 7,512K shares representing 3.09% ownership of the company. In it's prior filing, the firm reported owning 7,425K shares, representing an increase of 1.15%. The firm decreased its portfolio allocation in PFG by 17.27% over the last quarter.

VIMSX - Vanguard Mid-Cap Index Fund Investor Shares holds 5,678K shares representing 2.34% ownership of the company. In it's prior filing, the firm reported owning 5,698K shares, representing a decrease of 0.35%. The firm decreased its portfolio allocation in PFG by 14.58% over the last quarter.

Principal Financial Group Background Information
(This description is provided by the company.)

Principal helps people and companies around the world build, protect and advance their financial well-being through retirement, insurance and asset management solutions that fit their lives. Its employees are passionate about helping clients of all income and portfolio sizes achieve their goals - offering innovative ideas, investment expertise and real-life solutions to make financial progress possible.

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This story originally appeared on Fintel.

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