Barber Financial Group Inc. purchased a new stake in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund purchased 30,378 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,554,000. Procter & Gamble Co accounts for about 0.9% of Barber Financial Group Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its 23rd largest position.

A number of other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of PG. Aspiriant LLC increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Co by 22.3% in the fourth quarter. Aspiriant LLC now owns 72,946 shares of the company’s stock valued at $6,133,000 after buying an additional 13,279 shares during the period. United Bank bought a new stake in Procter & Gamble Co during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $2,586,000. Sterling Global Strategies LLC increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Co by 0.4% in the fourth quarter. Sterling Global Strategies LLC now owns 11,266 shares of the company’s stock valued at $947,000 after buying an additional 47 shares during the period. TCW Group Inc. increased its stake in Procter & Gamble Co by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. TCW Group Inc. now owns 235,402 shares of the company’s stock valued at $19,793,000 after buying an additional 9,457 shares during the period. Finally, Welch Investments LLC bought a new stake in Procter & Gamble Co during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $3,622,000. 68.33% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

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Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) opened at 91.22 on Tuesday. The firm has a 50-day moving average price of $89.77 and a 200-day moving average price of $86.86. Procter & Gamble Co has a 12-month low of $79.10 and a 12-month high of $92.00. The company has a market cap of $233.20 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.71 and a beta of 0.64.

Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, January 20th. The company reported $1.08 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.06 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble Co had a net margin of 23.44% and a return on equity of 18.58%. The business had revenue of $16.90 billion for the quarter. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.04 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down .3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts forecast that Procter & Gamble Co will post $3.84 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Several equities research analysts have commented on the company. B. Riley reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $106.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co in a report on Saturday, November 26th. Barclays PLC set a $93.00 target price on Procter & Gamble Co and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, February 18th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc downgraded Procter & Gamble Co from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $86.00 to $77.00 in a report on Monday, January 9th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co in a report on Thursday, February 16th. Finally, Vetr downgraded Procter & Gamble Co from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $87.49 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, December 19th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $90.79.

In related news, SVP Valarie L. Sheppard sold 20,910 shares of Procter & Gamble Co stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 23rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total transaction of $1,819,170.00. Following the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 37,835 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,291,645. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, CEO David S. Taylor sold 38,000 shares of Procter & Gamble Co stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, February 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $88.55, for a total transaction of $3,364,900.00. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 401,936 shares of company stock worth $35,928,133 in the last three months. 0.35% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Procter & Gamble Co

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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