Are You Looking To Buy The Procter & Gamble Company (PG)? First, Read This

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) finished Tuesday with an addition of $1.86 to close at $141.19, an upside of 1.33 percent. An average of 6,115,100 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$0.83 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 7,060,535 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 6,506,932.

PG stock has decreased by -1.62% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $137.60 on 10/04/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 09/13/21, shares of the company touched a low of $121.54 and a high of $147.23 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -4.10% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

37 days have passed since The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) last reported insider trading activity. PELTZ NELSON, who is Director, most recently acquired $207,000 shares at $142.43 per share on Aug 31. In this transaction, the insider spent $29,482,186. Chief Financial Officer, Schulten Andre, disposed of 1,513 shares at a price of $144.50 on Aug 23. The insider now owns more than $218,628 worth of shares. Prior to that, CEO – Grooming Coombe Gary A went on to Sale 20,000 shares at $145.22 each on Aug 20. An amount of $2,904,366 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 25.70, which compares with the 18.75 for the broader industry and 24.51 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, The Procter & Gamble Company’s PE ratio has ranged between 91.60 and 15.12. The stock’s beta is 0.42. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 4.51, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 7.58, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 46.91.

The Procter & Gamble Company pays a $3.48 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 2.46%. The company has a payout ratio of 57.00%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment took place on Aug. 16, and it was $0.8698 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 59 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.0791 reported on Tuesday April 13 2021. Dividends have grown by 13.87% each year over the last three years.

The Procter & Gamble Company will next go ex-dividend on 22-Oct. The next dividend payment The Procter & Gamble Company will make is expected to be $0.8698.

The quick ratio of The Procter & Gamble Company for the three months ended June 29 was 0.50, and the current ratio was 0.70, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 0.51 and a total debt to equity ratio of 0.70 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 51.20% against a 5-year average of 49.7%. The Procter & Gamble Company’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 28.02%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 23.60%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $39.01 billion compared to revenue of $76.12 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, The Procter & Gamble Company’s return on assets was 11.80%, compared to 9.2% over the last five years. In the past year, the return on investment has been 18.30%, and the 5-year average is 13.7%. Meanwhile, the return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months has been 30.20% and the 5-year average holds at 22.3%. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.06 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

The analyst consensus anticipated The Procter & Gamble Company’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $1.08 per share, but it turned out to be $1.13, a 4.60% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $4.25 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $2.43 billion.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 47.08%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 15.02%.

As of today, PG’s price is $139.74 -0.58% or -$0.83 from its 5-day moving average. PG is currently trading -2.36% lower than its 20-day SMA and +2.30% higher than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is +0.24% above the SMA50 and +1.55% above the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 24.96% and 17.44%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 2.09. With the 14-day stochastic at 41.33% and the average true range at 1.96, the RSI (14) stands at 46.25%. The stock has reached -0.95 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.99.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) among analysts is Overweight. According to current brokerage recommendations, 0 brokerage firms advise that investors sell PG, while 10 suggest investors hold. There are 1 analyst who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 3 analysts, while 9 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is PG’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $139.00 and $164.00, with a median target of $159.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) stock is $154.90.


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