Principal Financial Group Stock Hits New 52-Week High (PFG)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Principal Financial Group (NYSE: PFG) hit a new 52-week high Wednesday as it is currently trading at $34.02, above its previous 52-week high of $34 with 553,257 shares traded as of 1:05 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.8 million shares over the past 30 days.

Principal Financial Group has a market cap of $9.94 billion and is part of the financial sector and financial services industry. Shares are up 18.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Principal Financial Group, Inc. provides retirement savings, investment, and insurance products and services. It operates in four segments: Retirement and Investor Services, Principal Global Investors, Principal International, and U.S. Insurance Solutions. The company has a P/E ratio of 13.2, below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.

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TheStreet Ratings rates Principal Financial Group as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, impressive record of earnings per share growth, compelling growth in net income, revenue growth and largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Principal Financial Group Ratings Report.

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