Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) insider Carolyn M. Tastad sold 5,300 shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.18, for a total value of $472,654.00. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 57,191 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,100,293.38. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website.

Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE PG) traded up $0.38 during midday trading on Monday, reaching $88.16. The company had a trading volume of 7,227,200 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,454,322. The firm has a market cap of $225,870.00, a PE ratio of 22.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.66. Procter & Gamble Company has a 12 month low of $81.18 and a 12 month high of $94.67. The company has a quick ratio of 0.75, a current ratio of 0.91 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $16.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.69 billion. Procter & Gamble Company (The) had a return on equity of 20.35% and a net margin of 23.72%. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $1.03 EPS. equities analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble Company will post 4.16 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 20th will be paid a dividend of $0.6896 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, October 19th. This represents a $2.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.13%. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 73.80%.

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A number of analysts have commented on the company. Vetr cut Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $90.38 price target for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on Procter & Gamble Company (The) from $91.00 to $90.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus set a $87.00 price target on Procter & Gamble Company (The) and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research cut Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $88.69.

A number of large investors have recently bought and sold shares of PG. Guinness Asset Management Ltd increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 7.3% during the 1st quarter. Guinness Asset Management Ltd now owns 108,360 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,736,000 after buying an additional 7,410 shares in the last quarter. Waldron LP increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 81.6% during the 1st quarter. Waldron LP now owns 14,201 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,270,000 after buying an additional 6,383 shares in the last quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 11.8% during the 1st quarter. Personal Capital Advisors Corp now owns 312,192 shares of the company’s stock worth $28,285,000 after buying an additional 33,059 shares in the last quarter. First Manhattan Co. increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 16.3% during the 1st quarter. First Manhattan Co. now owns 658,581 shares of the company’s stock worth $59,108,000 after buying an additional 92,513 shares in the last quarter. Finally, GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.4% during the 1st quarter. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. now owns 145,191 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,045,000 after buying an additional 620 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 59.73% of the company’s stock.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) Company 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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