Investors sold shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) on strength during trading hours on Tuesday following insider selling activity. $79.05 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $140.39 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $61.34 million out of the stock. Of all equities tracked, Procter & Gamble Company (The) had the 18th highest net out-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble Company (The) traded up $0.45 for the day and closed at $88.72Specifically, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 4,363 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total transaction of $379,581.00. Following the sale, the insider now owns 85,495 shares in the company, valued at $7,438,065. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 4,878 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The stock was sold at an average price of $89.80, for a total transaction of $438,044.40. Following the sale, the insider now owns 25,429 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,283,524.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders sold 20,277 shares of company stock valued at $1,811,430. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

PG has been the topic of several research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $103.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research note on Thursday, September 7th. Bank of America Corporation upped their target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from $98.00 to $100.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 19th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $101.00 target price for the company in a research report on Tuesday, August 1st. BidaskClub upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.02 price objective for the company in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Two investment 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. Procter & Gamble Company (The) currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $87.81.

The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.91. The stock has a market capitalization of $225,080.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.22, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.66.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates 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 business had revenue of $16.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.69 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $1.03 EPS. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Procter & Gamble Company will post 4.17 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Friday, October 20th were paid a $0.6896 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 19th. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.11%. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s payout ratio is presently 73.80%.

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the business. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio grew its position in Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 0.4% in the 3rd quarter. Public Employees Retirement System of Ohio now owns 1,826,601 shares of the company’s stock worth $166,184,000 after purchasing an additional 8,009 shares during the last quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP bought a new position in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) during the 3rd quarter worth about $865,000. Coastline Trust Co lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 1.6% during the 3rd quarter. Coastline Trust Co now owns 53,532 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,871,000 after acquiring an additional 841 shares during the period. Aldebaran Financial Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 1.8% during the 3rd quarter. Aldebaran Financial Inc. now owns 47,224 shares of the company’s stock worth $4,296,000 after acquiring an additional 816 shares during the period. Finally, Truepoint Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) by 8,711.3% during the 3rd quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 26,889,686 shares of the company’s stock worth $26,890,000 after acquiring an additional 26,584,514 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 59.53% of the company’s stock.

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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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