Investors purchased shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) on weakness during trading hours on Thursday. $150.75 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $137.10 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $13.65 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Procter & Gamble Co. had the 21st highest net in-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble Co. traded down ($0.02) for the day and closed at $85.87

Several research firms have recently weighed in on PG. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $88.00 price objective (up from $81.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research report on Friday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Procter & Gamble Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $95.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research note on Thursday, June 23rd. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and set a $74.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research note on Monday, April 4th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $76.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a research note on Tuesday, April 5th. Three 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. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $84.63.

The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $83.45 and its 200-day moving average price is $81.57. The stock has a market cap of $228.57 billion and a P/E ratio of 27.06.

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

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 22nd will be given a dividend of $0.6695 per share. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 20th. This represents a $2.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.12%.

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

Several institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in PG. Holderness Investments Co. raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 1.7% in the fourth quarter. Holderness Investments Co. now owns 12,723 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,010,000 after buying an additional 214 shares in the last quarter. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Moody Lynn & Lieberson LLC now owns 12,975 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,030,000 after buying an additional 60 shares in the last quarter. GM Advisory Group Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,042,000. Insight 2811 Inc. raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 112.1% in the fourth quarter. Insight 2811 Inc. now owns 13,255 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,053,000 after buying an additional 7,005 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Brighton Jones LLC raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 2.0% in the fourth quarter. Brighton Jones LLC now owns 14,519 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,153,000 after buying an additional 291 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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