Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) SVP Valarie L. Sheppard sold 40,751 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.93, for a total value of $3,746,239.43. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Valarie L. Sheppard also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, November 29th, Valarie L. Sheppard sold 1,075 shares of Procter & Gamble stock. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.96, for a total value of $99,932.00.

Shares of PG stock traded down $1.10 during trading hours on Friday, reaching $92.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 7,929,895 shares, compared to its average volume of 9,781,134. The firm has a market cap of $235.84 billion, a P/E ratio of 21.91, a P/E/G ratio of 3.07 and a beta of 0.37. Procter & Gamble Co has a one year low of $70.73 and a one year high of $94.86. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a current ratio of 0.80.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 19th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.03. The firm had revenue of $16.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.45 billion. Procter & Gamble had a return on equity of 21.20% and a net margin of 15.10%. The business’s quarterly revenue was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the company earned $1.09 EPS. As a group, equities analysts predict that Procter & Gamble Co will post 4.41 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 19th were given a $0.7172 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 18th. This represents a $2.87 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.10%. Procter & Gamble’s dividend payout ratio is currently 68.01%.

PG has been the topic of several recent research reports. Berenberg Bank set a $78.00 price objective on Procter & Gamble and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 22nd. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upgraded Procter & Gamble from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating and set a $100.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, October 19th. Bank of America raised their price target on Procter & Gamble from $92.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research report on Tuesday, November 6th. Societe Generale set a $87.00 price target on Procter & Gamble and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, October 23rd. Finally, Atlantic Securities started coverage on Procter & Gamble in a research report on Thursday, September 20th. They set an “overweight” rating and a $94.00 price target on the stock. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, five have assigned a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.38.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Moody Aldrich Partners LLC purchased a new position in Procter & Gamble during the second quarter valued at $73,142,000. Ayalon Holdings Ltd. purchased a new position in Procter & Gamble during the third quarter valued at $108,000. First Mercantile Trust Co. purchased a new position in Procter & Gamble during the third quarter valued at $111,000. RPg Family Wealth Advisory LLC raised its stake in Procter & Gamble by 209.4% during the second quarter. RPg Family Wealth Advisory LLC now owns 1,349 shares of the company’s stock valued at $105,000 after buying an additional 913 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Willingdon Wealth Management raised its stake in Procter & Gamble by 4,668.6% during the third quarter. Willingdon Wealth Management now owns 1,669 shares of the company’s stock valued at $139,000 after buying an additional 1,634 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 58.78% of the company’s stock.

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Procter & Gamble Company Profile

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in five segments: Beauty; Grooming; health Care; fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care.

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