Investors bought shares of Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) on weakness during trading on Tuesday. $97.33 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $70.97 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $26.36 million into the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Procter & Gamble Co. had the 13th highest net in-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble Co. traded down ($0.53) for the day and closed at $85.27

A number of research firms have commented on PG. B. Riley reissued a “neutral” rating and issued a $74.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Monday, May 2nd. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. Morgan Stanley reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Wednesday, April 27th. SunTrust Banks Inc. reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble Co. in a report on Sunday, May 22nd. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised Procter & Gamble Co. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and twelve have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $85.06.

The firm’s 50-day moving average is $84.29 and its 200-day moving average is $82.01. The stock has a market cap of $226.98 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.87.

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April 26th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ 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. The company’s quarterly revenue was down 6.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.92 EPS. On average, equities research analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble Co. will post $3.64 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, August 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, July 22nd will be issued a $0.6695 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, July 20th. This represents a $2.68 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.14%.

In other news, insider Carolyn M. Tastad sold 1,881 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 $5,070,731.60. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Gary A. Coombe sold 1,529 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, June 3rd. The shares were 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 large investors recently made changes to their positions in PG. Holderness Investments Co. increased its stake 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. GM Advisory Group Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,042,000. Insight 2811 Inc. increased its stake 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. Brighton Jones LLC increased its stake 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. Finally, Wellington Shields & Co. LLC increased its stake in shares of Procter & Gamble Co. by 9.5% in the fourth quarter. Wellington Shields & Co. LLC now owns 14,863 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,180,000 after buying an additional 1,288 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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