Does Wall Street Rate The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Shares A Sell?

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As of Wednesday close, The Procter & Gamble Company’s (NYSE:PG) stock was up $0.83, moving up 0.57 percent to $146.45. The average number of shares traded per day over the past five days has been 5,381,400 shares. 5 times new highs have been achieved over the past 5 days, with a $4.71 gain in that time frame. In the last twenty days, the average volume was 6,441,550, while in the previous 50 days, it was 6,760,054.

Since last month, PG stock rose 11.91%. Shares of the company fell to $128.35 on 10/24/22, the lowest level in the past month. A 52-week high of $165.35 was reached on 01/21/22 after having rallying from a 52-week low of $122.18. Since the beginning of this year, PG’s stock price has dropped by -10.47% or -$17.13, and marked a new high 4 times. However, the stock has declined by -11.43% since its 52-week high.

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PG stock investors should be aware that The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) stock had its last reported insider trading activity 4 days ago on Nov 21. Raman Sundar G., the CEO-Fabric & Home Care of the company, disposed of 9,922 shares for $145.00 on Nov 21. It resulted in a $1,438,690 divestment by the insider. Raman Sundar G. sold 14,922 shares at an average price of $139.60 on Nov 10. The insider now owns 12,310 shares following the transaction. On Nov 08, CEO – Beauty Keith R. Alexandra sold 33,968 shares at $137.44 apiece. The transaction was valued at $4,668,562.

Valuation Metrics

Right now, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has a P/E ratio of about 25.39. The stock’s beta is 0.40. Besides these, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio of 4.26, the price-to-book (PB) ratio of 8.08, and the price-to-cash flow ratio of 74.00 may also be considered.

The latest dividend of $0.9133 per share was paid out, which is 0.03% more than last year’s $0.9130. On Tuesday October 11 2022, a $0.0003 dividend increase was announced.

Financial Health

In the three months ended September 29, The Procter & Gamble Company’s quick ratio stood at 0.40, while its current ratio was 0.60, showing that the company is not able to pay off its debt. According to company report, the long-term debt-to-equity ratio for the quarter ending September 29 was 0.49, and the total debt-to-equity ratio was 0.76. On the profitability front, the trailing twelve-month gross margin is 47.00% percent. In the year ended September 29, operating margins totaled 22.00%. Based on annual data, PG earned $38.03 billion in gross profit and brought in $80.19 billion in revenue.

A company’s management is another factor that investors consider when determining the profitability of an investment. In the past year, return on investment (ROI) was 18.90%. Return on equity (ROE) for the past 12 months was 32.20%.

In The Procter & Gamble Company’s quarter-end financial report for September 29, it reported total debt of $21.29 billion. According to the earnings report, the company had a higher net income in the recent quarter than it did in the previous quarter. PG’s revenue rose 1.33% to $19.52 billion during the quarter, while net income inched up to $20.61 billion. While analysts expected The Procter & Gamble Company to report $1.54 quarterly earnings, the actual figure was $1.57 per share, beating the consensus estimate by 1.90%. During the quarter, the company generated $5.6 billion in EBITDA. The liabilities of The Procter & Gamble Company were 71.95 billion at the end of its most recent quarter ended September 29, and its total debt was $33.0 billion. The value of shareholders’ equity is $2.37 billion.

Technical Picture

This quick technical analysis looks at The Procter & Gamble Company’s (PG) price momentum. With a historical volatility rate of 16.62%, the RSI 9-day stood at 82.09% on 23 November.

With respect to its five-day moving average, the current The Procter & Gamble Company price is up by +3.32% percent or $4.71. At present, PG shares trade +11.13% above its 20-day simple moving average and +1.21% percent above its 100-day simple moving average. However, the stock is currently trading approximately +5.73% above its SMA50 and -8.45% below its SMA200.

Stochastic coefficient K was 97.31% and Stochastic coefficient D was 93.60%, while ATR was 2.32. Given the Stochastic reading of 98.72% for the 14-day period, the RSI (14) reading has been calculated as 75.32%. As of today, the MACD Oscillator reading stands at 2.81, while the 14-day reading stands at 4.81.

Analyst Ratings

Wolfe Research launched its rating on The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE: PG) to an Outperform in a note to investors on November 22, 2022. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has been rated Overweight by analysts. According to 0 brokerage firms, PG is a sell, and 11 firms recommend it is a Hold. There are 0 analysts who say the stock is underweight. A total of 5 analysts rate The Procter & Gamble Company stock as buy, with 10 recommending it as overweight.

With a median target price of $147.50, the current consensus forecast for the stock is $122.00 – $170.00. Based on these forecasts, analysts predict The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) will achieve an average price target of $149.23.


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