Principal 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Last quarter Principal (NYSE:PFG) fell short of Wall Street estimates, and it is scheduled to report again on Thursday.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect Principal to come in with earnings of 74 cents per share on revenues of $2.18 billion. Analysts gave estimates ranging from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from 78 cents.

Stock Movement

The stock fell $2.16 per share between May 10, 2012 and May 17, 2012. Looking at change over the last three months, April 25, 2012 and July 20, 2012, the stock price fell $3.14 (-10.9%), from $28.72 to $25.58.

Company Fundamental Trends

Stock Ratings

The average analyst rating of the stock has stayed steady from three months prior.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 2.5% to $209.7 million (66 cents a share) from $204.5 million (60 cents a share) the year earlier, but fell short analyst expectations. Revenue fell 5.6% to $2.1 billion from $2.22 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012

EPS: 74 cents

Revenue Estimate: $2.18 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)