Shares outperforming today's market: Principal Financial Group, Inc. (NYSE: PFG)

Putnam Investments Llc sold 38,800 shares as Provident Financial Services (PFS)'s stock declined 10.52%. Mn Services Vermogensbeheer B.V. now owns 46,676 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $2,991,000 after purchasing an additional 39,004 shares during the period. It is negative, as 20 investors sold PLOW shares while 37 reduced holdings. It is down 43.60% since November 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 169.59% the S&P500. National Pension Service grew its stake in shares of Principal Financial Group by 24.0% during the second quarter. The original version of this piece can be read at Bluemountain Cap Mngmt Llc holds 13,906 shares. The company has market cap of $20.16 billion. (NYSE:PFG) traded up 0.28% during mid-day trading on Thursday, reaching $60.86. About 206,586 shares traded. Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) has risen 44.70% since November 8, 2016 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 26.90% the S&P500. Principal Financial Group Inc has a 12 month low of $53.86 and a 12 month high of $69.95. This is based on a scale where a 5 would indicate a Strong Buy, a 4 would equal a Moderate Buy, 3 a hold, 2 a moderate sell, and a rating of 1 would indicate a Strong Sell. Therefore 33% are positive. WINTON GROUP Ltd's holdings in Principal Financial Group were worth $7,509,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period. The stock has "Market Perform" rating by KBW on Tuesday, August 18. The company was maintained on Thursday, October 19 by Wells Fargo.

Among 26 analysts covering Cyber-Ark Software (NASDAQ:CYBR), 16 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 10 Hold. "The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Tuesday, August 18 by Bruyette & Woods". The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Tuesday, February 2 by RBC Capital Markets. The stock has "Buy" rating by Needham on Monday, October 26. The stock of Douglas Dynamics Inc (NYSE:PLOW) earned "Buy" rating by Sidoti on Monday, February 27.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 28th. LSV Asset Management now owns 435,700 shares of the company's stock valued at $22,442,000 after buying an additional 85,800 shares during the last quarter. It also upped Powershares Etf Tr Ii (PCY) stake by 57,085 shares and now owns 306,030 shares. Pepsico (NYSE:PEP) was reduced too.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2017. The financial services provider reported $1.28 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.30 by ($0.02).

Bank of Hawaii lifted its position in shares of Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) by 90.8% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission.

Several other hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in PFG. Capital One National Association now owns 15,925 shares of the financial services provider's stock worth $1,021,000 after purchasing an additional 2,763 shares during the period. On Tuesday, May 16 Valdes Luis E. sold $664,000 worth of Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) or 10,375 shares. $664,000 worth of Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) was sold by Valdes Luis E. Nomura Holdings Inc owns 21,605 shares or 0% of their U.S. portfolio. Employees Retirement System Of Texas invested in 94,000 shares. Northern Trust accumulated 0.11% or 6.10M shares. AQR Capital Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Principal Financial Group by 171.8% during the 1st quarter. Jane Street Lc, a New York-based fund reported 24,425 shares.

Analysts expect La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB) to report $0.46 EPS on November, 29.They anticipate $0.04 EPS change or 9.52% from last quarter's $0.42 EPS. Trexquant Limited Partnership invested in 0.34% or 38,029 shares. Moreover, Tradewinds Mngmt Lc has 0.02% invested in Principal Financial Group Inc (NYSE:PFG) for 711 shares. 555,000 are held by Old Republic Intll. Cadence Cap Ltd holds 43,577 shares or 0.19% of its portfolio. Voya Management Ltd Liability Company has invested 0.01% of its portfolio in La-Z-Boy Incorporated (NYSE:LZB).

Since May 16, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 5 insider sales for $9.30 million activity. On Thursday, June 15 the insider SCHOLTEN GARY P sold $1.43M.

Putnam Investments Llc increased Conduent Inc stake by 305,100 shares to 611,273 valued at $9.74 million in 2017Q2.

Among 3 analysts covering Douglas Dynamics (NYSE:PLOW), 2 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 1 Hold. Therefore 67% are positive. Provident Financial Services had 18 analyst reports since August 5, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Analysts rating the company a 3 indicate a Hold recommendation. The firm has "Hold" rating by Piper Jaffray given on Thursday, July 13. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, August 3 by Drexel Hamilton. The stock has "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Friday, October 23. The stock presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $67.40. The firm has "Underperform" rating given on Friday, October 7 by Credit Suisse. The stock of Provident Financial Services, Inc. Keefe Bruyette & Woods maintained Provident Financial Services, Inc. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Friday, September 9. Macquarie Research has "Outperform" rating and $55 target. Wood maintained Provident Financial Services, Inc. RBC Capital Markets maintained Provident Financial Services, Inc.

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