WMS Partners LLC decreased its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) by 1.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 69,630 shares of the company’s stock after selling 837 shares during the period. WMS Partners LLC’s holdings in Procter & Gamble were worth $6,335,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the business. Asset Planning Services Ltd. grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.4% during the second quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,191 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after acquiring an additional 5 shares during the last quarter. Northwest Wealth Management LLC grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.3% during the second quarter. Northwest Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,556 shares of the company’s stock worth $223,000 after acquiring an additional 8 shares during the last quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.7% during the second quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 2,260 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,000 after acquiring an additional 15 shares during the last quarter. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.5% during the second quarter. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,395 shares of the company’s stock worth $296,000 after acquiring an additional 17 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Iron Financial LLC grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.8% during the second quarter. Iron Financial LLC now owns 3,342 shares of the company’s stock worth $291,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 59.56% of the company’s stock.

In other Procter & Gamble news, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 4,363 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total value of $379,581.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 85,495 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,438,065. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Carolyn M. Tastad sold 5,300 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.18, for a total transaction of $472,654.00. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 57,191 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,100,293.38. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 21,575 shares of company stock valued at $1,927,095 over the last three months. 0.35% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Shares of Procter & Gamble Company (PG) opened at $91.24 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $231,470.00, a PE ratio of 24.40, a P/E/G ratio of 2.91 and a beta of 0.67. Procter & Gamble Company has a 1-year low of $83.24 and a 1-year high of $94.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.75.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $16.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.69 billion. Procter & Gamble had a net margin of 23.72% and a return on equity of 20.35%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.03 earnings per share. analysts forecast that Procter & Gamble Company will post 4.18 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several research firms have recently commented on PG. Vetr upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $93.02 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target (up previously from $103.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Wednesday, September 20th. Morgan Stanley lowered their price target on shares of Procter & Gamble from $91.00 to $90.00 and set an “equal weight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank of Canada restated a “buy” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Procter & Gamble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 18th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $88.57.

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Procter & Gamble 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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