Two Top Stocks To Ponder On: Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG), Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM)

Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG)

Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) closed at $29.98 on the last trading session with an increase of 1.73%, whereas, it previously closed at $29.47. The company has a market capitalization of $8.33 Billion. The company traded shares of 2.46 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 2.01 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) produced diluted EPS of 4.96. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 5.75 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 1.16. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at -7.3, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 5.75% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 4.02% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at 5.9%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) is at 6.04 while the forward p/e is at 5.21. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) stands at 0.51 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 0.57. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 1.75. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) are reported at 0 and 0 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) stands at 0.5, 9.9 and 7.8 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) is reported at 16.27 Billion with income of 1.39 Billion. The outstanding shares of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) are 277.7 Million. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 77.6 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -0.31 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) is ticked at 0.5%, the figure is rose 1.11% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 41.2. The 52 week high of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) is placed at 60.81 and 52 week low is standing at 23.31.

Performance wise the shares of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) fell down -1.82% for the week, it also fell -8.01% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -44.85%. The shares decrease -47.71% for the half year and plummeted for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Principal Financial Group Inc (NASDAQ:PFG) shrinked -46.25% for the yearly performance.

Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM)

Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) closed at $73.67 on the last trading session with an increase of 2.63%, whereas, it previously closed at $71.78. The company has a market capitalization of $116.76 Billion. The company traded shares of 4.1 Million on the trading day while its three month average volume stands at 6.97 Million.

Now to discuss some of the Earning per Share estimates and growth estimates, shares of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) produced diluted EPS of 4.91. The EPS estimate for next year as estimated by analysts is at 5.5 while EPS for next quarter is estimated at 1.17. Earnings per Share growth for this year is reported at -9.6, while the analysts estimated the EPS growth for next year at 5.5% and Earnings growth for next 5 years stands at 5.73% as estimated by the analysts. While Annual EPS Growth rate for past five years as reported by the company is at -0.7%.

Some important ratios are also vital to discuss the performance of the company and its shares. The P/E or Price to Earnings ratio of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) is at 15.01 while the forward p/e is at 13.41. The P/S or Price to Sales ratio of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) stands at 3.87 and Price to Book or P/B for the most recent quarter stands at 0. The Price to Free Cash Flow ratio or P/FCF is reported at 111.52. The quick ratio and the current ratio of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) are reported at 0.6 and 1.1 respectively. The Return on Assets ROA, Return On Earnings ROE and ROI Return On Investment for Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) stands at 18.4, -65.2 and 42.3 respectively

The trailing twelve month Revenue of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) is reported at 30.21 Billion with income of 7.64 Billion. The outstanding shares of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) are 1.58 Billion. The institutional Ownership of the shares of 76.2 stands at 0.80%, this figure is decreased -0.02 in the last six months. The insider ownership for the shares of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) is ticked at 0.2%, the figure is plummeted -3.5% in the last six months.

Some other important financial aspects to be discussed here for Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) is the Mean Target Price estimated by the analysts which stands at 83.8. The 52 week high of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) is placed at 90.17 and 52 week low is standing at 56.01.

Performance wise the shares of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) fell down -5.5% for the week, it also rise 11.5% for the monthly performance, while for the quarter it went up -14.49%. The shares decrease -9.92% for the half year and plummeted for the Year-To-Date performance. The shares of Philip Morris International Inc (NYSE:PM) shrinked -11.87% for the yearly performance.