Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) saw unusually-high trading volume on Tuesday . Approximately 7,040,197 shares traded hands during mid-day trading, a decline of 13% from the previous session’s volume of 8,122,054 shares.The stock last traded at $85.62 and had previously closed at $84.78.

PG has been the topic of several analyst reports. Vetr lowered Procter & Gamble Co. from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating and set a $68.89 target price on the stock. in a research note on Monday, May 2nd. S&P Equity Research reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $85.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research note on Wednesday, April 27th. SunTrust Banks Inc. reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research note on Sunday, May 22nd. Jefferies Group initiated coverage on Procter & Gamble Co. in a research note on Wednesday, June 15th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $95.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research lowered Procter & Gamble Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, June 28th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Procter & Gamble Co. has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.46.

The company has a 50 day moving average of $82.53 and a 200 day moving average of $81.33. The stock has a market capitalization of $225.72 billion and a PE ratio of 26.73.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) last released its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.82 by $0.04. The firm had revenue of $15.80 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $15.81 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.92 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts predict that Procter & Gamble Co. will post $3.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other Procter & Gamble Co. news, insider Carolyn M. Tastad sold 1,881 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, May 27th. The stock was sold at an average price of $81.40, for a total transaction of $153,113.40. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 62,294 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,070,731.60. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, insider Gary A. Coombe sold 1,529 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, June 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.36, for a total value of $125,928.44. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 4,911 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $404,469.96. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have bought and sold shares of PG. Private Wealth Partners LLC boosted its stake in Procter & Gamble Co. by 12.6% in the fourth quarter. Private Wealth Partners LLC now owns 17,214 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,367,000 after buying an additional 1,930 shares in the last quarter. Hengehold Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in Procter & Gamble Co. by 8.6% in the fourth quarter. Hengehold Capital Management LLC now owns 152,429 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,104,000 after buying an additional 12,025 shares in the last quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC boosted its stake in Procter & Gamble Co. by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 1,611,685 shares of the company’s stock valued at $127,984,000 after buying an additional 31,804 shares in the last quarter. Sabal Trust CO boosted its stake in Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.5% in the fourth quarter. Sabal Trust CO now owns 314,068 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,940,000 after buying an additional 4,712 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Truepoint Inc. boosted its stake in Procter & Gamble Co. by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Truepoint Inc. now owns 359,477 shares of the company’s stock valued at $28,546,000 after buying an additional 22,027 shares in the last quarter.

The Procter & Gamble Company (P&G) provides consumer packaged goods. The Company operates in five segments under GBUs: Beauty, which offers a range of products ranging from deodorants to cosmetics to skin care; Grooming, which includes blades, razors and electronic hair removal devices, such as electric razors and epilators; Health Care, which includes oral care and personal health care products.; Fabric Care and Home Care, which consists of a range of fabric care products, home care products and batteries, and Baby Feminine and Family Care, which offers diapers, pants, baby wipe, Bounty paper, towel and Charmin toilet paper brands.

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