Principal Financial Group Inc ( PFG ) will begin trading ex-dividend on June 05, 2014. A cash dividend payment of $0.32 per share is scheduled to be paid on June 27, 2014. Shareholders who purchased PFG stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This represents an 14.29% increase over the prior quarter. At the current stock price of $47.32, the dividend yield is 2.7%.
The previous trading day's last sale of PFG was $47.32, representing a -7.16% decrease from the 52 week high of $50.97 and a 32.73% increase over the 52 week low of $35.65.
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 $3.3. Zacks Investment Research reports PFG's forecasted earnings growth in 2014 as 15.12%, compared to an industry average of 3.8%.
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 )
- Guggenheim Mid-Cap Core ETF ( CZA )
- iShares Morningstar Mid Value Index Fund ( JKI ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is JKI with an increase of 6.75% over the last 100 days. KBWI has the highest percent weighting of PFG at 4.16%.
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