Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) insider Kathleen B. Fish sold 599 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.48, for a total value of $50,004.52. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 38,655 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,226,919.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Kathleen B. Fish also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Wednesday, August 1st, Kathleen B. Fish sold 26,946 shares of Procter & Gamble stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.55, for a total value of $2,170,500.30.

Shares of NYSE:PG opened at $83.36 on Friday. Procter & Gamble Co has a 52-week low of $70.73 and a 52-week high of $94.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $210.45 billion, a PE ratio of 19.75, a PEG ratio of 2.69 and a beta of 0.58. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a current ratio of 0.83 and a quick ratio of 0.66.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.94 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.90 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $16.50 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.52 billion. Procter & Gamble had a return on equity of 20.94% and a net margin of 14.59%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.85 earnings per share. equities analysts predict that Procter & Gamble Co will post 4.42 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Friday, July 20th were given a dividend of $0.7172 per share. This represents a $2.87 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.44%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, July 19th. Procter & Gamble’s dividend payout ratio is currently 68.01%.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the stock. HRT Financial LLC acquired a new stake in Procter & Gamble in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $914,000. IHT Wealth Management LLC grew its holdings in Procter & Gamble by 6.1% in the first quarter. IHT Wealth Management LLC now owns 16,982 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,314,000 after purchasing an additional 981 shares during the period. Guggenheim Capital LLC grew its holdings in Procter & Gamble by 6.6% in the first quarter. Guggenheim Capital LLC now owns 1,345,045 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,634,000 after purchasing an additional 83,772 shares during the period. Victory Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in Procter & Gamble by 25.3% in the first quarter. Victory Capital Management Inc. now owns 270,330 shares of the company’s stock valued at $21,432,000 after purchasing an additional 54,591 shares during the period. Finally, TCW Group Inc. grew its holdings in Procter & Gamble by 7.2% in the first quarter. TCW Group Inc. now owns 1,504,190 shares of the company’s stock valued at $119,252,000 after purchasing an additional 101,373 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 58.79% of the company’s stock.

PG has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup decreased their price target on Procter & Gamble from $98.00 to $89.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, July 20th. SunTrust Banks raised their price objective on Procter & Gamble to $80.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Deutsche Bank raised their price objective on Procter & Gamble from $81.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Morgan Stanley raised their price objective on Procter & Gamble from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 1st. Finally, Jefferies Financial Group cut Procter & Gamble to a “hold” rating and set a $79.00 price objective for the company. in a research note on Tuesday, July 31st. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, three have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.79.

Procter & Gamble Company Profile

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The company's Beauty segment offers hair care products, including conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and skin and personal care products, such as antiperspirant and deodorant, personal cleansing, and skin care products.

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