Baker Chad R held its stake in Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) during the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 127,735 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the third quarter. Procter & Gamble Co. makes up approximately 4.9% of Baker Chad R’s portfolio, making the stock its 3rd largest position. Baker Chad R’s holdings in Procter & Gamble Co. were worth $11,464,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Boothbay Fund Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 0.3% in the first quarter. Boothbay Fund Management LLC now owns 2,951 shares of the company’s stock valued at $243,000 after buying an additional 9 shares during the last quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 0.5% in the second quarter. Lenox Wealth Advisors Inc. now owns 1,840 shares of the company’s stock valued at $156,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the period. Stratford Consulting LLC raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 0.6% in the second quarter. Stratford Consulting LLC now owns 2,513 shares of the company’s stock valued at $213,000 after buying an additional 16 shares during the period. Evanson Asset Management LLC raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 0.4% in the third quarter. Evanson Asset Management LLC now owns 6,351 shares of the company’s stock valued at $570,000 after buying an additional 23 shares during the period. Finally, Laurel Grove Capital LLC raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.0% in the third quarter. Laurel Grove Capital LLC now owns 2,525 shares of the company’s stock valued at $227,000 after buying an additional 25 shares during the period. 67.27% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) traded down 0.24% on Wednesday, hitting $82.69. 4,021,735 shares of the stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $221.28 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.06 and a beta of 0.62. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $85.51 and its 200 day moving average is $85.44. Procter & Gamble Co. has a 52 week low of $74.46 and a 52 week high of $90.33.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, October 25th. The company reported $1.03 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.98 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble Co. will post $3.89 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Friday, October 21st were given a $0.6695 dividend. This represents a $2.68 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.23%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, October 19th. Procter & Gamble Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 71.66%.

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Several research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Vetr lowered shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $92.75 price target on the stock. in a research report on Monday, October 10th. Argus upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and lifted their price target for the stock from $88.54 to $103.00 in a research report on Wednesday, October 12th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $98.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 14th. Johnson Rice upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from an “accumulate” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 26th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $92.00 price target (up previously from $90.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research report on Wednesday, October 26th. Eleven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $91.55.

In related news, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 3,501 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, September 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.50, for a total value of $313,339.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 19,953 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,785,793.50. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, insider Price Matthew sold 3,081 shares of the firm’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 directly owns 14,962 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $1,300,197.80. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by corporate 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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