News articles about Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) have trended somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. Accern identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Procter & Gamble Company (The) earned a news impact score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 47.6007328175318 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE PG) traded up 0.37% during midday trading on Wednesday, reaching $91.92. 5,572,843 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Procter & Gamble Company has a 52-week low of $81.18 and a 52-week high of $92.00. The stock has a market cap of $234.70 billion, a P/E ratio of 16.43 and a beta of 0.68. The company’s 50-day moving average price is $88.75 and its 200-day moving average price is $88.72. Procter & Gamble Company (The) also saw some unusual options trading activity on Monday. Stock investors purchased 35,861 call options on the company. This is an increase of 509% compared to the typical volume of 5,886 call options.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, July 27th. The company reported $0.85 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.78 by $0.07. Procter & Gamble Company (The) had a net margin of 23.56% and a return on equity of 19.52%. The company had revenue of $16.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.01 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $0.79 EPS. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s revenue was down .1% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts predict that Procter & Gamble Company will post $4.17 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, August 15th. Investors of record on Friday, July 21st will be given a dividend of $0.6896 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, July 19th. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.00%. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 49.37%.

A number of brokerages have recently commented on PG. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Sanford C. Bernstein reiterated an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 price target (up previously from $98.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 price target (up previously from $87.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $92.00 price target (up previously from $90.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a report on Saturday, July 22nd. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.21.

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In other Procter & Gamble Company (The) news, insider Suranjan Magesvaran sold 10,512 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, July 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $91.00, for a total transaction of $956,592.00. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Patrice Louvet sold 62,350 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, May 17th. The shares were sold at an average price of $86.27, for a total transaction of $5,378,934.50. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 203,898 shares of company stock valued at $17,666,387. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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