Media headlines about Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) have been trending somewhat positive on Monday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Procter & Gamble earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 46.2711126869207 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
Here are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
- Procter & Gamble Co: Will PG Stock Increase Its Dividend? (incomeinvestors.com)
- New Documentary Raises Global Water Crisis Awareness As 844 Million People Still Lack Access to Clean Drinking Water (finance.yahoo.com)
- P&G partners with National Geographic on film project (finance.yahoo.com)
- P&G challenge to Tide Pods lawsuit rejected – Cincinnati Business Courier (bizjournals.com)
- Procter & Gamble (PG) Given a $84.00 Price Target by Barclays Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
A number of brokerages have weighed in on PG. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, January 8th. Goldman Sachs upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $77.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, January 16th. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on shares of Procter & Gamble from $90.00 to $92.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 25th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. They set a “buy” rating and a $91.88 target price for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $88.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research note on Sunday, December 17th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have given a hold rating, nine have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the stock. Procter & Gamble has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $87.18.
Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The company reported $1.19 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.14 by $0.05. Procter & Gamble had a return on equity of 20.66% and a net margin of 15.34%. The firm had revenue of $17.40 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $17.39 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.08 EPS. Procter & Gamble’s revenue was up 3.2% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble will post 4.21 earnings per share for the current year.
In other Procter & Gamble news, insider Deborah P. Majoras sold 4,591 shares of the stock in a transaction on Friday, January 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.48, for a total value of $401,620.68. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 2,353 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.59, for a total value of $184,922.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 114,011 shares of company stock valued at $9,710,976 in the last quarter. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.
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About Procter & Gamble
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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