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NYSE:PFG

Principal Financial Group Competitors

$38.61
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$37.59
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$37.79
MA: $41.05
$43.52
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$23.31
Now: $38.61
$57.16
Volume15,802 shs
Average Volume1.67 million shs
Market Capitalization$10.60 billion
P/E RatioN/A
Dividend Yield5.69%
BetaN/A

Competitors

Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) Vs. MET, PRU, AFL, LNC, PRI, and UNM

Should you be buying PFG stock or one of its competitors? Companies in the sub-industry of "life & health insurance" are considered alternatives and competitors to Principal Financial Group, including MetLife (MET), Prudential Financial (PRU), Aflac (AFL), Lincoln National (LNC), Primerica (PRI), and Unum Group (UNM).

Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) and MetLife (NYSE:MET) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the better business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, analyst recommendations, earnings, institutional ownership, profitability, valuation and risk.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

68.6% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 74.9% of MetLife shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.5% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 0.1% of MetLife shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, endowments and large money managers believe a company is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Principal Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. MetLife pays an annual dividend of $1.84 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.0%. MetLife pays out 30.1% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Principal Financial Group has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years and MetLife has increased its dividend for 2 consecutive years. Principal Financial Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Profitability

This table compares Principal Financial Group and MetLife's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/A
MetLife10.65%7.71%0.73%

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Principal Financial Group and MetLife's top-line revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
MetLife$69.62 billion0.48$5.90 billion$6.116.01

MetLife has higher revenue and earnings than Principal Financial Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of current ratings and recommmendations for Principal Financial Group and MetLife, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Principal Financial Group14202.14
MetLife02602.75

Principal Financial Group currently has a consensus price target of $44.6667, suggesting a potential upside of 15.93%. MetLife has a consensus price target of $41.1667, suggesting a potential upside of 11.41%. Given Principal Financial Group's higher probable upside, equities analysts plainly believe Principal Financial Group is more favorable than MetLife.

Summary

MetLife beats Principal Financial Group on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) and Prudential Financial (NYSE:PRU) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, earnings, analyst recommendations, valuation and risk.

Dividends

Principal Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Prudential Financial pays an annual dividend of $4.40 per share and has a dividend yield of 7.1%. Prudential Financial pays out 37.6% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Principal Financial Group has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years and Prudential Financial has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

68.6% of Principal Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 57.1% of Prudential Financial shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Principal Financial Group shares are held by company insiders. Comparatively, 0.3% of Prudential Financial shares are held by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

Analyst Recommendations

This is a breakdown of current ratings and price targets for Principal Financial Group and Prudential Financial, as reported by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Principal Financial Group14202.14
Prudential Financial18202.09

Principal Financial Group currently has a consensus price target of $44.6667, suggesting a potential upside of 15.93%. Prudential Financial has a consensus price target of $75.10, suggesting a potential upside of 20.47%. Given Prudential Financial's higher possible upside, analysts plainly believe Prudential Financial is more favorable than Principal Financial Group.

Profitability

This table compares Principal Financial Group and Prudential Financial's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/A
Prudential Financial-0.25%6.13%0.44%

Earnings and Valuation

This table compares Principal Financial Group and Prudential Financial's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Prudential Financial$58.13 billion0.42$4.19 billion$11.695.29

Prudential Financial has higher revenue and earnings than Principal Financial Group.

Summary

Principal Financial Group beats Prudential Financial on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Aflac (NYSE:AFL) and Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) are both large-cap finance companies, but which is the superior business? We will contrast the two companies based on the strength of their dividends, valuation, profitability, institutional ownership, earnings, risk and analyst recommendations.

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Aflac and Principal Financial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Aflac06202.25
Principal Financial Group14202.14

Aflac currently has a consensus target price of $44.1429, suggesting a potential upside of 28.62%. Principal Financial Group has a consensus target price of $44.6667, suggesting a potential upside of 15.93%. Given Aflac's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, equities research analysts clearly believe Aflac is more favorable than Principal Financial Group.

Dividends

Aflac pays an annual dividend of $1.12 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Principal Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Aflac pays out 25.2% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Principal Financial Group has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Principal Financial Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Insider & Institutional Ownership

66.4% of Aflac shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 1.4% of Aflac shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, hedge funds and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Valuation and Earnings

This table compares Aflac and Principal Financial Group's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Aflac$22.31 billion1.09$3.30 billion$4.447.69
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Aflac has higher revenue and earnings than Principal Financial Group.

Profitability

This table compares Aflac and Principal Financial Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Aflac13.50%11.98%2.22%
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/A

Summary

Aflac beats Principal Financial Group on 6 of the 11 factors compared between the two stocks.

Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) and Lincoln National (NYSE:LNC) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their dividends, profitability, analyst recommendations, institutional ownership, earnings, valuation and risk.

Profitability

This table compares Principal Financial Group and Lincoln National's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/A
Lincoln National1.21%8.21%0.48%

Insider & Institutional Ownership

68.6% of Principal Financial Group shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 77.3% of Lincoln National shares are held by institutional investors. 1.5% of Principal Financial Group shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Lincoln National shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Dividends

Principal Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Lincoln National pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 4.9%. Lincoln National pays out 18.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Principal Financial Group has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years and Lincoln National has increased its dividend for 1 consecutive years. Principal Financial Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Principal Financial Group and Lincoln National's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A
Lincoln National$17.26 billion0.37$886 million$8.703.78

Lincoln National has higher revenue and earnings than Principal Financial Group.

Analyst Ratings

This is a breakdown of recent ratings and price targets for Principal Financial Group and Lincoln National, as provided by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Principal Financial Group14202.14
Lincoln National06202.25

Principal Financial Group presently has a consensus target price of $44.6667, indicating a potential upside of 15.93%. Lincoln National has a consensus target price of $38.3750, indicating a potential upside of 17.07%. Given Lincoln National's stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Lincoln National is more favorable than Principal Financial Group.

Summary

Lincoln National beats Principal Financial Group on 7 of the 10 factors compared between the two stocks.

Primerica (NYSE:PRI) and Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) are both finance companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two businesses based on the strength of their profitability, dividends, institutional ownership, risk, valuation, earnings and analyst recommendations.

Institutional & Insider Ownership

89.7% of Primerica shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.9% of Primerica shares are owned by company insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by company insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that large money managers, endowments and hedge funds believe a stock is poised for long-term growth.

Valuation & Earnings

This table compares Primerica and Principal Financial Group's revenue, earnings per share (EPS) and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Primerica$2.05 billion2.11$366.39 million$8.4312.97
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Primerica has higher revenue and earnings than Principal Financial Group.

Profitability

This table compares Primerica and Principal Financial Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Primerica17.29%23.12%2.74%
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Recommendations

This is a summary of recent ratings and target prices for Primerica and Principal Financial Group, as provided by MarketBeat.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Primerica00403.00
Principal Financial Group14202.14

Primerica presently has a consensus target price of $148.6667, suggesting a potential upside of 35.86%. Principal Financial Group has a consensus target price of $44.6667, suggesting a potential upside of 15.93%. Given Primerica's stronger consensus rating and higher possible upside, research analysts plainly believe Primerica is more favorable than Principal Financial Group.

Dividends

Primerica pays an annual dividend of $1.60 per share and has a dividend yield of 1.5%. Principal Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Primerica pays out 19.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Primerica has raised its dividend for 1 consecutive years and Principal Financial Group has raised its dividend for 8 consecutive years. Principal Financial Group is clearly the better dividend stock, given its higher yield and longer track record of dividend growth.

Summary

Primerica beats Principal Financial Group on 8 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.

Unum Group (NYSE:UNM) and Principal Financial Group (NYSE:PFG) are both finance companies, but which is the superior investment? We will contrast the two businesses based on the strength of their institutional ownership, dividends, analyst recommendations, risk, profitability, valuation and earnings.

Dividends

Unum Group pays an annual dividend of $1.14 per share and has a dividend yield of 6.9%. Principal Financial Group pays an annual dividend of $2.24 per share and has a dividend yield of 5.8%. Unum Group pays out 21.0% of its earnings in the form of a dividend. Principal Financial Group has increased its dividend for 8 consecutive years.

Earnings & Valuation

This table compares Unum Group and Principal Financial Group's gross revenue, earnings per share and valuation.

Gross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Unum Group$12.00 billion0.28$1.10 billion$5.433.03
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/AN/AN/A

Unum Group has higher revenue and earnings than Principal Financial Group.

Insider and Institutional Ownership

90.7% of Unum Group shares are owned by institutional investors. Comparatively, 68.6% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by institutional investors. 0.5% of Unum Group shares are owned by insiders. Comparatively, 1.5% of Principal Financial Group shares are owned by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that hedge funds, large money managers and endowments believe a stock will outperform the market over the long term.

Profitability

This table compares Unum Group and Principal Financial Group's net margins, return on equity and return on assets.

Net MarginsReturn on EquityReturn on Assets
Unum Group8.12%10.99%1.63%
Principal Financial GroupN/AN/AN/A

Analyst Ratings

This is a summary of recent recommendations and price targets for Unum Group and Principal Financial Group, as reported by MarketBeat.com.

Sell RatingsHold RatingsBuy RatingsStrong Buy RatingsRating Score
Unum Group15102.00
Principal Financial Group14202.14

Unum Group presently has a consensus target price of $25.00, suggesting a potential upside of 51.79%. Principal Financial Group has a consensus target price of $44.6667, suggesting a potential upside of 15.93%. Given Unum Group's higher probable upside, equities analysts clearly believe Unum Group is more favorable than Principal Financial Group.

Summary

Unum Group beats Principal Financial Group on 7 of the 12 factors compared between the two stocks.


Principal Financial Group Competitors List

Competitor NameCompetitor BTM RankCompetitor PriceCompetitor Price ChangeCompetitor Market CapCompetitor RevenueCompetitor P/E RatioCompetitor Indicator(s)
MetLife logo
MET
MetLife
2.4$36.74+0.4%$33.22 billion$69.62 billion4.77Upcoming Earnings
Prudential Financial logo
PRU
Prudential Financial
2.5$61.88+0.3%$24.36 billion$58.13 billion-99.81Upcoming Earnings
Analyst Upgrade
Heavy News Reporting
Aflac logo
AFL
Aflac
2.1$34.15+0.0%$24.35 billion$22.31 billion8.54Earnings Announcement
Dividend Announcement
Heavy News Reporting
Lincoln National logo
LNC
Lincoln National
2.1$32.86+0.5%$6.32 billion$17.26 billion33.53Upcoming Earnings
Primerica logo
PRI
Primerica
2.2$109.36+0.1%$4.33 billion$2.05 billion12.46Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
Heavy News Reporting
Unum Group logo
UNM
Unum Group
2.5$16.44+0.8%$3.37 billion$12.00 billion3.51Earnings Announcement
High Trading Volume
Heavy News Reporting
CNO Financial Group logo
CNO
CNO Financial Group
2.1$17.52+0.6%$2.47 billion$4.02 billion6.92Upcoming Earnings
Increase in Short Interest
American Equity Investment Life logo
AEL
American Equity Investment Life
2.6$23.26+0.1%$2.14 billion$3.46 billion8.88Analyst Downgrade
Decrease in Short Interest
FBL Financial Group logo
FFG
FBL Financial Group
2.3$49.70+1.7%$1.19 billion$774.68 million14.75Upcoming Earnings
National Western Life Group logo
NWLI
National Western Life Group
1.0$175.01+0.1%$635.54 million$819.19 million5.95Upcoming Earnings
IHC
Independence
0.6$37.78+0.0%$553.96 million$374.45 million377.84Upcoming Earnings
Citizens logo
CIA
Citizens
0.8$5.92+0.3%$315.61 million$250.54 million98.67Upcoming Earnings
This page was last updated on 10/29/2020 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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