HMS Capital Management LLC grew its position in Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 79.5% in the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 14,869 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 6,584 shares during the quarter. Procter & Gamble makes up approximately 0.7% of HMS Capital Management LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 28th largest position. HMS Capital Management LLC’s holdings in Procter & Gamble were worth $1,367,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Centre Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in Procter & Gamble during the 4th quarter valued at approximately $3,942,000. Kavar Capital Partners LLC boosted its position in Procter & Gamble by 0.4% during the 4th quarter. Kavar Capital Partners LLC now owns 58,031 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,334,000 after purchasing an additional 244 shares during the period. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI boosted its position in Procter & Gamble by 34.4% during the 4th quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 21,584 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,984,000 after purchasing an additional 5,530 shares during the period. Northside Capital Management LLC boosted its position in Procter & Gamble by 11.1% during the 4th quarter. Northside Capital Management LLC now owns 11,004 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,011,000 after purchasing an additional 1,097 shares during the period. Finally, Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC boosted its position in Procter & Gamble by 7.0% during the 4th quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC now owns 16,311 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,499,000 after purchasing an additional 1,074 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 61.59% of the company’s stock.

Shares of PG stock opened at $102.90 on Thursday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Procter & Gamble Co has a 1 year low of $70.73 and a 1 year high of $103.48. The firm has a market cap of $259.71 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.38, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.36 and a beta of 0.38.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The company reported $1.25 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.04. Procter & Gamble had a return on equity of 21.41% and a net margin of 16.13%. The company had revenue of $17.44 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.16 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.19 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Procter & Gamble Co will post 4.46 EPS for the current year.

PG has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered Procter & Gamble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, January 16th. Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating and set a $91.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Credit Suisse Group initiated coverage on Procter & Gamble in a research report on Wednesday, March 6th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $100.00 price objective for the company. Morgan Stanley upgraded Procter & Gamble from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and boosted their price objective for the company from $91.00 to $106.00 in a research report on Thursday, December 13th. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group restated a “neutral” rating and set a $95.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Fourteen research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company. Procter & Gamble presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.21.

In other news, insider Gary A. Coombe sold 9,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 28th. The stock was sold at an average price of $93.90, for a total value of $845,100.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 18,517 shares in the company, valued at $1,738,746.30. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, insider R. Alexandra Keith sold 3,027 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, February 28th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.57, for a total value of $298,371.39. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 2,270,496 shares of company stock valued at $224,931,027 in the last quarter. 1.84% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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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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