Investors bought shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) on weakness during trading on Thursday. $209.95 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $91.03 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $118.92 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Procter & Gamble Co. had the highest net in-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble Co. traded down ($0.20) for the day and closed at $84.83

PG has been the subject of several research analyst reports. B. Riley restated a “neutral” rating and issued a $74.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Morgan Stanley restated a “hold” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. SunTrust Banks Inc. restated a “buy” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Sunday, May 22nd. Atlantic Securities initiated coverage on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, June 1st. They issued a “neutral” rating and a $84.00 target price for the company. Finally, Raymond James Financial Inc. restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and thirteen have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Procter & Gamble Co. currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $84.46.

The company has a market capitalization of $228.31 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.03. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $82.84 and its 200 day moving average price is $81.41.

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

In other Procter & Gamble Co. news, Chairman Alan G. Lafley sold 171,850 shares of Procter & Gamble Co. stock in a transaction on Monday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.51, for a total value of $13,835,643.50. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 568,153 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $45,741,998.03. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, insider Suranjan Magesvaran sold 4,336 shares of Procter & Gamble Co. stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $82.00, for a total transaction of $355,552.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 11,560 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $947,920. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors have added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. increased its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 34.4% in the fourth quarter. Stanley Laman Group Ltd. now owns 23,792 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,889,000 after buying an additional 6,084 shares in the last quarter. Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH increased its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Trust Co. of Toledo NA OH now owns 63,056 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,007,000 after buying an additional 723 shares during the period. Vigilant Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. Vigilant Capital Management LLC now owns 31,633 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,512,000 after buying an additional 300 shares during the period. Private Wealth Partners LLC increased its position in shares of 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 during the period. Finally, Hengehold Capital Management LLC increased its position in shares of 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 during the period.

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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