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The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) Insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 1,829 shares of the company’s stock on the open market in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.24, for a total transaction of $150,416.96. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 39,042 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,210,814. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

PG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Zacks reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of The Procter & Gamble Company in a research note on Tuesday, August 5th. They now have a $83.00 price target on the stock. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of The Procter & Gamble Company in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a $94.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $92.00. Finally, analysts at Wells Fargo & Co. downgraded shares of The Procter & Gamble Company from an “outperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 11th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $86.57.

Shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) traded up 0.30% during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $82.69. 6,835,717 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The Procter & Gamble Company has a 52-week low of $73.61 and a 52-week high of $85.82. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $80.33 and a 200-day moving average of $79.86. The company has a market cap of $223.9 billion and a P/E ratio of 20.57.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, August 1st. The company reported $0.95 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $0.91 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $20.16 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $20.48 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.79 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that The Procter & Gamble Company will post $4.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is focused on providing consumer packaged goods.

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