The Procter & Gamble Company (PG): closed at $117.73 on Wednesday, June 24

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The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) changes shares on Wednesday trading session, with a change of -1.11% or -$1.31 shares. The trading starts at $117.22 and closed at $117.73 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $116.28 and day high was $117.96 on Wednesday, June 24. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 6.44 million while its average volume is 9.77M. In other hand, the PG market cap reached to $289.09B. While, its current target price is $116.42 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -1.28% and up 3.92% for month. Its quarterly performance was 15.36% above, while its half year performance is down -6.79%. PG yearly performance stood at positive 4.21% and fall -6.79% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for The Procter & Gamble Company is 2.20.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. PG EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 1.89. EPS for this year is -60.60%, while for the next year its value is 5.20. Sales growth for the current quarter is 8.17 while its EPS Q/Q reached 7.30%. It has an EPS of -15.80% down for past five years and for the next five years will be up 7.55%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on PG for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 12 of 22 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 0 as Sell, 1 as overweight, 1 as underweight and 8 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 21 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 21, 0 rated it sell, 12 rated it as Buy and 8 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $115.00-$146.00. Average target price for PG was reached at $130.69.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and State Street Corporation are the top three holders in The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 229.31 million shares which valued 25.22 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 164.52 million shares which valued at 18.1 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, State Street Corporation has a total of 118.28 million shares which valued at 13.01 billion. In the end, State Street Corporation have 4.78% shares outstanding of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.11% and institutional holding shifted to 66.10%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 1.89. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 15 analysts estimated an average EPS of 1, while 1.1 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for PG published in the report was 0.94-1.22 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 1.1 which is lower than 1.17 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for PG fall -2.94% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was -0.41% which is showing red signal, while SMA-20 was -0.88%. The moving average value for The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is 119.12 and 115.90 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in PG stock. On May 29, Taylor David S, Chairman, President & CEO, sold 30,000 trading shares at the cost of $115.47, which valued at 3.46 million. On May 28, Moeller Jon R, Vice Chairman, COO and CFO, sold 130,626 shares at the cost of $116.37, with total shares of 130,726. On May 28, Moeller Jon R, Vice Chairman, COO and CFO, sold 20,217 shares at the cost of 116.12. After this transaction, Moeller Jon R total shares reached to 7,334 which valued at 2.35 million.