Strategic Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) by 4.7% during the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 34,294 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 1,539 shares during the period. Procter & Gamble Co. makes up 1.7% of Strategic Advisors LLC’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 10th largest position. Strategic Advisors LLC’s holdings in Procter & Gamble Co. were worth $3,078,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other large investors also recently modified their holdings of PG. Financial Architects Inc increased its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 39.8% in the second quarter. Financial Architects Inc now owns 7,109 shares of the company’s stock worth $602,000 after buying an additional 2,025 shares during the period. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 20.5% in the second quarter. RidgeWorth Capital Management LLC now owns 1,488,391 shares of the company’s stock worth $126,186,000 after buying an additional 252,832 shares during the period. Acadian Asset Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 12.7% in the second quarter. Acadian Asset Management LLC now owns 4,679,269 shares of the company’s stock worth $396,194,000 after buying an additional 528,466 shares during the period. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.9% in the second quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management Co. Ltd. now owns 500,180 shares of the company’s stock worth $42,350,000 after buying an additional 9,516 shares during the period. Finally, First Financial Bank N.A. Trust Division increased its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 3.5% in the second quarter. First Financial Bank N.A. Trust Division now owns 343,217 shares of the company’s stock worth $29,060,000 after buying an additional 11,650 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 67.27% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG)

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) traded down 0.47% during trading on Monday, hitting $83.07. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 6,990,064 shares. The company has a 50-day moving average of $85.51 and a 200 day moving average of $85.44. Procter & Gamble Co. has a one year low of $74.46 and a one year high of $90.33. The firm has a market cap of $222.29 billion, a PE ratio of 22.16 and a beta of 0.62.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.03 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.05. The business earned $16.50 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.49 billion. Procter & Gamble Co. had a net margin of 16.27% and a return on equity of 17.95%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.98 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Procter & Gamble Co. will post $3.89 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 21st were paid a $0.6695 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, October 19th. This represents a $2.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.22%. Procter & Gamble Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 71.66%.

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Several equities research analysts have recently weighed in on PG shares. B. Riley reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 price target on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Monday, November 21st. Vetr upgraded Procter & Gamble Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $92.75 price target on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 4th. Argus upgraded Procter & Gamble Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $88.54 to $103.00 in a report on Wednesday, October 12th. Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $95.00 price target on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Saturday, August 13th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $92.00 price target (up from $90.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, October 26th. Eleven investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $91.55.

In related news, insider Price Matthew sold 3,081 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, November 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.90, for a total transaction of $267,738.90. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 14,962 shares in the company, valued at $1,300,197.80. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Ciserani Giovanni sold 20,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, September 8th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.00, for a total transaction of $1,760,000.00. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 65,053 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,724,664. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Procter & Gamble Co.

The Procter & Gamble Company is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods to the consumers across the world. The Company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care, and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Company sells its products in approximately 180 countries and territories primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores and pharmacies.

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