For Principal Financial Group Inc. [PFG], Analyst sees a rise to $62. What next?


Principal Financial Group Inc. [NASDAQ: PFG] price surged by 1.50 percent to reach at $1.06. The company report on March 23, 2022 that Principal® Survey Reveals Retirement Confidence Gap Across Generations.

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U.S. workers cite comfortable retirement as life goal, but lack confidence in attaining it.

American workers of all generations put comfortable retirement among their top life goals, yet a large percentage are uncertain about how to plan for it, when to retire, and how they will pay for it, according to the latest Retirement Security Survey released today by retirement and investment leader Principal Financial Group®.

A sum of 2623942 shares traded at recent session while its average daily volume was at 1.65M shares. Principal Financial Group Inc. shares reached a high of $72.20 and dropped to a low of $70.595 until finishing in the latest session at $71.85.

The one-year PFG stock forecast points to a potential upside of 4.83. The average equity rating for PFG stock is currently 2.80, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.

Guru’s Opinion on Principal Financial Group Inc. [PFG]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PFG shares is $75.50 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PFG stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Jefferies have made an estimate for Principal Financial Group Inc. shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underperform, with their previous recommendation back on January 26, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Wolfe Research raised their target price to Peer Perform. The new note on the price target was released on January 21, 2022, representing the official price target for Principal Financial Group Inc. stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $64, while Goldman analysts kept a Sell rating on PFG stock. On July 06, 2021, analysts increased their price target for PFG shares from 57 to 82.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Principal Financial Group Inc. is set at 2.08, with the Price to Sales ratio for PFG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 1.32. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 1.18, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 8.93. Price to Free Cash Flow for PFG in the course of the last twelve months was 7.71.

PFG Stock Performance Analysis:

Principal Financial Group Inc. [PFG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.58. With this latest performance, PFG shares gained by 3.29% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 11.88% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 20.35% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PFG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 57.10, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 65.10, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.52 for Principal Financial Group Inc. [PFG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 71.84, while it was recorded at 70.70 for the last single week of trading, and 68.20 for the last 200 days.

Insight into Principal Financial Group Inc. Fundamentals:

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Principal Financial Group Inc. [PFG] shares currently have an operating margin of +15.09. Principal Financial Group Inc.’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.99.

Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 10.49, with Return on Assets sitting at 0.57.


The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PFG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Principal Financial Group Inc. go to 16.47%.

Principal Financial Group Inc. [PFG] Insider Position Details

There are presently around $14,136 million, or 76.50% of PFG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PFG stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 28,877,510, which is approximately -0.872% of the company’s market cap and around 0.30% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 22,496,639 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $1.62 billion in PFG stocks shares; and NIPPON LIFE INSURANCE CO, currently with $1.3 billion in PFG stock with ownership of nearly 0% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Principal Financial Group Inc. stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of February and at the time of the February reporting period, where 302 institutional holders increased their position in Principal Financial Group Inc. [NASDAQ:PFG] by around 15,852,767 shares. Additionally, 276 investors decreased positions by around 13,129,924 shares, while 133 investors held positions by with 167,764,827 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 196,747,518 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PFG stock had 98 new institutional investments in for a total of 774,961 shares, while 57 institutional investors sold positions of 2,171,503 shares during the same period.