Shares of Principal Financial Group Inc. /zigman2/quotes/201030797/composite PFG +1.16% dropped 0.81% to $67.57 Tuesday, on what proved to be an all-around grim trading session for the stock market, with the S&P 500 Index /zigman2/quotes/210599714/realtime SPX +1.17% falling 0.24% to 4,350.65 and Dow Jones Industrial Average /zigman2/quotes/210598065/realtime DJIA +1.87% falling 0.34% to 34,378.34. This was the stock's second consecutive day of losses. Principal Financial Group Inc. closed $2.21 below its 52-week high ($69.78), which the company achieved on October 11th.
The stock underperformed when compared to some of its competitors Tuesday, as AFLAC Inc. /zigman2/quotes/208944541/composite AFL +2.65% fell 0.09% to $54.43, Assurant Inc. /zigman2/quotes/202796064/composite AIZ +1.60% rose 0.05% to $161.33, and Aegon N.V. ADR /zigman2/quotes/201853546/composite AEG +1.79% rose 0.38% to $5.23. Trading volume (891,829) remained 141,213 below its 50-day average volume of 1.0 M.