Sii Investments Inc. WI lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) by 61.0% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 43,955 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 16,650 shares during the period. Sii Investments Inc. WI’s holdings in Procter & Gamble Company (The) were worth $3,951,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. Asset Planning Services Ltd. boosted its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 79.7% during the 1st quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,186 shares of the company’s stock worth $107,000 after buying an additional 526 shares during the last quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 11.9% during the 1st quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. now owns 1,603 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,000 after buying an additional 170 shares during the last quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 17.1% during the 1st quarter. Edge Wealth Management LLC now owns 1,640 shares of the company’s stock worth $148,000 after buying an additional 240 shares during the last quarter. Feltz Wealth PLAN Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) during the 1st quarter worth about $184,000. Finally, Colorado Capital Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) during the 1st quarter worth about $219,000. Institutional investors own 59.33% of the company’s stock.

In other Procter & Gamble Company (The) news, SVP Valarie L. Sheppard sold 20,175 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.65, for a total value of $1,869,213.75. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, Vice Chairman Jon R. Moeller sold 6,063 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 15th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.04, for a total transaction of $558,038.52. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 120,734 shares in the company, valued at $11,112,357.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last quarter, insiders sold 45,792 shares of company stock worth $4,216,070. Corporate insiders own 0.35% of the company’s stock.

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A number of equities analysts have recently commented on PG shares. Vetr upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $96.50 price objective for the company in a research note on Thursday, May 18th. Capital One Financial Corporation downgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from an “overweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $5.00 to $2.00 in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research note on Friday, June 30th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, July 7th. Finally, BidaskClub downgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 12th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. Procter & Gamble Company (The) currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.10.

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) traded down 0.14% on Friday, reaching $92.84. 6,070,073 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Procter & Gamble Company has a 52-week low of $81.18 and a 52-week high of $93.36. The company’s 50 day moving average is $91.57 and its 200-day moving average is $89.51. The stock has a market cap of $236.74 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 16.60 and a beta of 0.68.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) last released its earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.78 by $0.07. The firm had revenue of $16.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.01 billion. Procter & Gamble Company (The) had a net margin of 23.56% and a return on equity of 19.97%. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $0.79 earnings per share. Equities analysts expect that Procter & Gamble Company will post $4.17 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, July 21st were paid a $0.6896 dividend. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 2.97%. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, July 19th. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s payout ratio is 49.37%.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) Profile

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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