Principal Equity Income Fund

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    Principal Equity Income Fund

    Highlights

    Dividends are the hallmark of great companies

    • Growers, not just payers. Dividend growers and payers have historically had higher returns with less risk than non-dividend paying stocks.
    • Powered by great companies. A quality-first mentality removes subpar operators, helping to avoid value traps.
    • Sector neutral to help mitigate risk. We are focused on selecting great companies, not timing sectors.
    Analyst Rating
    as of 04/11/2022
    Category: Large Value

    Fund details

    as of 03/30/2023 unless indicated otherwise
    Fund ticker
    PEIJX
    CUSIP
    74257B209
    Benchmark
    Russell 1000® Value Index
    Extended performance inception date
    05/31/1939
    NAV
    $34.26
    Total fund assets
    $9.4B
    Dividend frequency
    Quarterly
    Minimum investment
    $1,000.00
    Inception date
    10/09/2018
    Morningstar category
    Large Value
    Investment approach
    The investment seeks to provide current income and long-term growth of income and capital. Under normal circumstances, the fund invests at least 80% of its net assets, plus any borrowings for investment purposes, in dividend-paying equity securities at the time of purchase. It usually invests in equity securities of companies with large and medium market capitalizations. The fund invests in value equity securities, an investment strategy that emphasizes buying equity securities that appear to be undervalued.
    Disclosures
    Principal Funds are distributed by Principal Funds Distributor, Inc. ALPS Distributors, Inc. is the distributor of the Principal ETFs. ALPS Distributors, Inc. and the Principal Funds are not affiliated.
    These calculated returns reflect the historical performance of the oldest share class of the Fund, adjusted to reflect the fees and expenses of the share class shown. Please see the Fund's prospectus for more information on specific expenses and see the Fund's most recent shareholder report for the actual date of first sale. Expenses are deducted from income earned by the Fund. As a result, dividends and investment results will differ for each share class.
    The holdings listed do not constitute a recommendation to purchase or sell a particular security. Cash and/or derivative positions that are not part of the core investment strategy will not be reflected in the top holdings list.
    NOT FDIC INSURED - MAY LOSE VALUE - NO BANK GUARANTEE
    Morningstar percentile rankings are based on total returns and do not reflect the inclusion of sales charges. If sales charges were reflected, rankings could be lower.
    Performance assumes reinvestment of all dividends and capital gains.
    Principal Global Investors is the Investment Adviser of all funds included in the Principal Funds, Inc. Principal Funds are managed by Principal Global Investors, its boutique affiliates, and by many leading sub-advisors.
    To obtain a prospectus, download or call Customer Service at 1.800.222.5852. Carefully consider a fund’s objectives, risks, charges, and expenses. The prospectus, or summary prospectus if available, contains this and other information. Please read it carefully before investing.
    A composite of large and mid-cap companies located in the United States that also exhibit a value probability. The Russell 1000 Value is published and maintained by FTSE Russell.
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