First Personal Financial Services lifted its position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) by 11.1% in the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 57,991 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 5,785 shares during the quarter. Procter & Gamble Company (The) accounts for approximately 1.1% of First Personal Financial Services’ holdings, making the stock its 27th largest position. First Personal Financial Services’ holdings in Procter & Gamble Company (The) were worth $5,054,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Asset Planning Services Ltd. boosted its position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,191 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after purchasing an additional 5 shares during the period. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. boosted its position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 11.9% during the 1st quarter. Riggs Asset Managment Co. Inc. now owns 1,603 shares of the company’s stock valued at $144,000 after purchasing an additional 170 shares during the period. Winfield Associates Inc. boosted its position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 2,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares during the period. Watermark Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $201,000. Finally, Security National Bank of SO Dak acquired a new position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $206,000. Institutional investors own 59.53% of the company’s stock.

In other news, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 2,856 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.98, for a total value of $265,550.88. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Also, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 4,878 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.80, for a total value of $438,044.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 25,429 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,283,524.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 20,277 shares of company stock valued at $1,811,430 in the last quarter. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Shares of Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) traded up $0.12 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $88.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 2,196,665 shares, compared to its average volume of 5,765,209. 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 has a one year low of $81.18 and a one year high of $94.67. The firm has a market cap of $224,089.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.19, a PEG ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.66.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble Company (The) had a return on equity of 20.35% and a net margin of 23.72%. The company had revenue of $16.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.69 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.03 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Procter & Gamble Company will post 4.17 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, October 20th were given a dividend of $0.6896 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 19th. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.12%. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.51%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on PG. Vetr lowered Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $90.38 price objective for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, November 7th. Macquarie began coverage on Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, September 14th. They set an “outperform” rating and a $102.00 price objective for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 18th. Morgan Stanley reduced their price objective 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. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $88.23 price objective (down previously from $99.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, November 16th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and eight have given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $87.81.

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Procter & Gamble Company (The) 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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