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