Shares of Principal Financial Group Inc.
slipped 1.08% to $64.38 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index
rising 0.47% to 4,239.18 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average
rising 0.06% to 34,466.24. This was the stock’s second consecutive day of losses. Principal Financial Group Inc. closed $3.59 below its 52-week high ($67.97), which the company achieved on May 10th.
The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as AFLAC Inc.
fell 0.69% to $56.20, Assurant Inc.
fell 0.42% to $162.08, and Aegon N.V. ADR
fell 1.33% to $4.45. Trading volume (767,125) remained 604,147 below its 50-day average volume of 1.4 M.