Investors purchased shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) on weakness during trading on Monday. $131.65 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $84.97 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $46.68 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Procter & Gamble Co. had the 4th highest net in-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble Co. traded down ($0.02) for the day and closed at $85.75

PG has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. B. Riley cut their price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from $81.00 to $74.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, March 30th. Barclays PLC increased their price target on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from $79.00 to $82.00 and gave the company an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Monday, March 21st. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, March 28th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $76.00 price target on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Finally, Vetr cut shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “buy” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $76.92 price target for the company. in a research note on Thursday, March 17th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and thirteen have given a buy rating to the company. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $84.46.

The company has a market cap of $228.25 billion and a PE ratio of 27.02. The company has a 50 day moving average of $83.01 and a 200 day moving average of $81.47.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.82 by $0.04. The firm earned $15.80 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $15.81 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.92 EPS. The firm’s revenue was down 6.9% on a year-over-year basis. Equities research analysts predict that Procter & Gamble Co. will post $3.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Chairman Alan G. Lafley sold 85,925 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, May 5th. The shares were sold at an average price of $82.00, for a total value of $7,045,850.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chairman now owns 651,582 shares in the company, valued at approximately $53,429,724. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Chairman Alan G. Lafley sold 171,850 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.51, for a total transaction 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 approximately $45,741,998.03. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of institutional investors recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Scott & Selber Inc. bought a new position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. during the fourth quarter worth about $2,521,000. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 26.3% in the fourth quarter. Ferguson Wellman Capital Management Inc. now owns 123,802 shares of the company’s stock valued at $9,831,000 after buying an additional 25,775 shares during the period. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 340.0% in the fourth quarter. HighPoint Advisor Group LLC now owns 50,702 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,922,000 after buying an additional 39,180 shares during the period. HL Financial Services LLC raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.0% in the fourth quarter. HL Financial Services LLC now owns 788,127 shares of the company’s stock valued at $62,585,000 after buying an additional 8,112 shares during the period. Finally, Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. raised its position in Procter & Gamble Co. by 5.6% in the fourth quarter. Butensky & Cohen Financial Security Inc. now owns 26,660 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,117,000 after buying an additional 1,417 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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