Investors sold shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday following insider selling activity. $118.88 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $183.94 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $65.06 million out of the stock. Of all companies tracked, Procter & Gamble Co. had the 2nd highest net out-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble Co. traded up $0.21 for the day and closed at $88.58Specifically, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 10,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, September 19th. The shares were sold at an average price of $88.58, for a total transaction of $885,800.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 26,452 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,343,118.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Jeffrey K. Schomburger sold 2,603 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 24th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.16, for a total transaction of $226,877.48. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 33,188 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,892,666.08. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

A number of equities research analysts have commented on PG shares. Atlantic Securities started coverage on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. They set a “neutral” rating and a $84.00 price objective on the stock. Vetr upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “sell” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $91.97 target price on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, June 1st. Jefferies Group assumed coverage on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research report on Wednesday, June 15th. They set a “buy” rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 28th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “neutral” rating and set a $88.00 target price (up from $81.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research report on Friday, July 15th. Ten investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and fifteen have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $89.58.

The stock has a market capitalization of $236.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.98 and a beta of 0.51. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $87.21 and its 200-day moving average is $83.94.

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Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.79 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.74 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $16.10 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.83 billion. Procter & Gamble Co. had a return on equity of 17.48% and a net margin of 16.09%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down 2.7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.00 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble Co. will post $0.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of PG. First PREMIER Bank raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.8% in the first quarter. First PREMIER Bank now owns 51,653 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,251,000 after buying an additional 925 shares during the period. Charter Trust Co. raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 3.5% in the first quarter. Charter Trust Co. now owns 128,567 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,582,000 after buying an additional 4,338 shares during the period. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 152.8% in the first quarter. Abner Herrman & Brock LLC now owns 40,681 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,348,000 after buying an additional 24,586 shares during the period. Union Bankshares Corp raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 2.0% in the first quarter. Union Bankshares Corp now owns 62,968 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,183,000 after buying an additional 1,247 shares during the period. Finally, Rathbone Brothers plc raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 0.6% in the first quarter. Rathbone Brothers plc now owns 138,326 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,386,000 after buying an additional 769 shares during the period. 58.75% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

About Procter & Gamble Co.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) provides consumer packaged goods. The Company operates in five segments under GBUs: Beauty, which offers a range of products ranging from deodorants to cosmetics to skin care; Grooming, which includes blades, razors and electronic hair removal devices, such as electric razors and epilators; Health Care, which includes oral care and personal health care products.; Fabric Care and Home Care, which consists of a range of fabric care products, home care products and batteries, and Baby Feminine and Family Care, which offers diapers, pants, baby wipe, Bounty paper, towel and Charmin toilet paper brands.

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