Traders sold shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) on strength during trading on Thursday. $103.27 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $142.66 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $39.39 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Procter & Gamble Company (The) had the 0th highest net out-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble Company (The) traded up $1.02 for the day and closed at $89.25

PG has been the subject of a number of research reports. Stifel Nicolaus set a $87.00 price objective on Procter & Gamble Company (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $104.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub upgraded Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.81.

The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37. The firm has a market cap of $226,420.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.33, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.86 and a beta of 0.66.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble Company (The) had a return on equity of 20.35% and a net margin of 23.72%. The business had revenue of $16.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.69 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. sell-side analysts expect that Procter & Gamble Company will post 4.16 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 20th were issued a dividend of $0.6896 per share. This represents a $2.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.12%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 19th. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.80%.

In other Procter & Gamble Company (The) news, SVP Valarie L. Sheppard sold 20,175 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The stock was 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 at this hyperlink. Also, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 2,856 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.98, for a total value of $265,550.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 32,694 shares of company stock worth $2,987,000 in the last quarter. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Asset Planning Services Ltd. lifted its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.4% in the 2nd quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,191 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after acquiring an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Northwest Wealth Management LLC lifted its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.3% in the 2nd quarter. Northwest Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,556 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,000 after acquiring an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. lifted its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 2,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after acquiring an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. lifted its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.5% in the 2nd quarter. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $296,000 after acquiring an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Finally, RB Capital Management LLC lifted its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.3% in the 1st quarter. RB Capital Management LLC now owns 7,294 shares of the company’s stock valued at $655,000 after acquiring an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.73% of the company’s stock.

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About Procter & Gamble Company (The)

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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