Procter & Gamble (PG) Earns Daily Media Impact Score of 0.92

News headlines about Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Procter & Gamble earned a media sentiment score of 0.92 on their scale. InfoTrie also assigned news headlines about the company an news buzz score of 5 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat likely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the headlines that may have impacted Procter & Gamble’s ranking:

A number of research firms have weighed in on PG. ValuEngine raised shares of Procter & Gamble from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, August 17th. Citigroup lifted their price target on shares of Procter & Gamble from $93.00 to $99.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Monday, October 22nd. UBS Group lifted their price target on shares of Procter & Gamble from $82.00 to $87.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, October 22nd. SunTrust Banks lifted their price target on shares of Procter & Gamble to $85.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, October 22nd. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lifted their price target on shares of Procter & Gamble from $78.00 to $84.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 22nd. They noted that the move was a valuation call. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $88.38.

Shares of NYSE:PG opened at $91.54 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $230.44 billion, a PE ratio of 21.69, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.00 and a beta of 0.37. The company has a current ratio of 0.80, a quick ratio of 0.62 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40. Procter & Gamble has a 52 week low of $70.73 and a 52 week high of $94.81.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last released its earnings results on Friday, October 19th. The company reported $1.12 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.09 by $0.03. The business had revenue of $16.69 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.45 billion. Procter & Gamble had a net margin of 15.10% and a return on equity of 21.20%. Procter & Gamble’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.09 earnings per share. Equities analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble will post 4.41 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, November 15th. Investors of record on Friday, October 19th were issued a $0.7172 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, October 18th. This represents a $2.87 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.13%. Procter & Gamble’s payout ratio is 68.01%.

In related news, insider Kathleen B. Fish sold 599 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 27th. The shares were sold at an average price of $83.48, for a total value of $50,004.52. Following the transaction, the insider now owns 38,655 shares in the company, valued at $3,226,919.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, CEO David S. Taylor sold 16,338 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, November 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $94.62, for a total transaction of $1,545,901.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders sold 503,031 shares of company stock worth $46,239,889. 1.84% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

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Procter & Gamble Company Profile

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in five segments: Beauty; Grooming; health Care; fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care.

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