Press coverage about Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. Accern identifies negative and positive news coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Procter & Gamble earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.2711126869207 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- [$$] Hedge funds amass big bets against world’s leading advertisers (finance.yahoo.com)
- Consumer Staples Giants ‘Should Be Valued Like Risky Bonds’ (finance.yahoo.com)
- $1.00 EPS Expected for Procter & Gamble Co (PG) This Quarter (americanbankingnews.com)
- Is Procter & Gamble Co. a Buy? (finance.yahoo.com)
- [$$] Mad Men grapple with new landscape (finance.yahoo.com)
Procter & Gamble (PG) traded down $0.43 during trading on Monday, reaching $79.86. 7,028,946 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 11,150,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.41, a current ratio of 0.94 and a quick ratio of 0.79. The firm has a market cap of $201,330.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.32, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.50 and a beta of 0.58. Procter & Gamble has a 52-week low of $77.90 and a 52-week high of $94.67.
The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, February 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, January 19th were paid a $0.6896 dividend. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.45%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, January 18th. Procter & Gamble’s dividend payout ratio is currently 70.23%.
A number of brokerages recently weighed in on PG. Berenberg Bank began coverage on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Wednesday, February 28th. They set a “sell” rating and a $78.50 price objective for the company. Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Procter & Gamble from $87.00 to $88.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. Vetr raised shares of Procter & Gamble from a “buy” rating to a “strong-buy” rating and set a $96.92 target price for the company in a research note on Thursday, February 1st. SunTrust Banks reissued a “hold” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research note on Tuesday, January 23rd. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on shares of Procter & Gamble from $90.00 to $98.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, January 24th. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating, nine have given a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $87.37.
In other news, insider Marc S. Pritchard sold 46,842 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, January 24th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.01, for a total value of $4,169,406.42. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, insider Deborah P. Majoras sold 4,591 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.48, for a total transaction of $401,620.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 114,011 shares of company stock valued at $9,710,976. Company insiders own 0.35% of the company’s stock.
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Procter & Gamble 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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