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Principal Financial Group Inc. stock underperforms Thursday when compared to competitors despite daily gains

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Terrence Horan

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Shares of Principal Financial Group Inc. PFG, +1.07% rallied 2.10% to $68.43 Thursday, on what proved to be an all-around positive trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index SPX, +0.37% rising 1.71% to 4,438.26 and the Dow Jones Industrial Average DJIA, +0.43% rising 1.56% to 34,912.56. The stock's rise snapped a three-day losing streak. Principal Financial Group Inc. closed $1.35 short of its 52-week high ($69.78), which the company achieved on October 11th.

The stock demonstrated a mixed performance when compared to some of its competitors Thursday, as AFLAC Inc. AFL, +1.17% rose 2.58% to $55.35, Assurant Inc. AIZ, +0.91% rose 1.94% to $163.28, and Aegon N.V. ADR AEG, -0.19% rose 0.39% to $5.12. Trading volume (838,936) remained 173,297 below its 50-day average volume of 1.0 M.

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