GW Henssler & Associates Ltd. boosted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) by 2.2% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 148,424 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 3,233 shares during the quarter. Procter & Gamble Company (The) accounts for about 1.3% of GW Henssler & Associates Ltd.’s portfolio, making the stock its 24th largest position. GW Henssler & Associates Ltd.’s holdings in Procter & Gamble Company (The) were worth $12,935,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of PG. Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC lifted its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.8% in the 1st quarter. Polaris Greystone Financial Group LLC now owns 35,610 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,200,000 after purchasing an additional 287 shares during the period. Whittier Trust Co. lifted its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 1.3% in the 1st quarter. Whittier Trust Co. now owns 285,883 shares of the company’s stock worth $25,686,000 after purchasing an additional 3,787 shares during the period. North Star Investment Management Corp. lifted its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 3.2% in the 1st quarter. North Star Investment Management Corp. now owns 44,576 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,005,000 after purchasing an additional 1,377 shares during the period. Tufton Capital Management lifted its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.5% in the 1st quarter. Tufton Capital Management now owns 111,997 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,063,000 after purchasing an additional 558 shares during the period. Finally, Advisory Services Network LLC acquired a new position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in the 1st quarter worth approximately $3,905,000. 59.53% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and issued a $92.44 price target (down previously from $103.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Vetr upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.02 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 target price (up previously from $87.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Procter & Gamble Company (The) has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.81.

In other news, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 4,878 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, November 20th. The shares were 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 owns 25,429 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,283,524.20. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 4,363 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total transaction of $379,581.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 85,495 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,438,065. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 20,277 shares of company stock worth $1,811,430. Corporate insiders own 0.35% of the company’s stock.

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Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE PG) opened at $88.33 on Friday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.91. Procter & Gamble Company has a 1-year low of $81.18 and a 1-year high of $94.67. The firm has a market cap of $224,089.50, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.19, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.66.

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

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

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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