Procter & Gamble (PG) Earning Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

News articles about Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, according to Accern. Accern identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Procter & Gamble earned a daily sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news articles about the company an impact score of 48.2273805972724 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the near future.

Here are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

A number of research firms have commented on PG. Sanford C. Bernstein reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $100.00 price target (up previously from $98.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and set a $92.44 price target (down previously from $103.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Thursday, August 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and set a $80.00 price target on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Wednesday, September 6th. BidaskClub raised Procter & Gamble from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Finally, Vetr raised Procter & Gamble from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $93.02 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, September 15th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $87.81.

Shares of Procter & Gamble (PG) traded up $0.51 during trading hours on Monday, hitting $88.96. The stock had a trading volume of 6,196,621 shares, compared to its average volume of 7,383,753. Procter & Gamble has a 12-month low of $81.18 and a 12-month high of $94.67. The company has a market cap of $224,393.92, a price-to-earnings ratio of 22.22, a P/E/G ratio of 2.85 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a current ratio of 0.91 and a quick ratio of 0.75.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last announced its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble had a return on equity of 20.35% and a net margin of 23.72%. The firm had revenue of $16.65 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.69 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.03 EPS. The business’s revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Procter & Gamble will post 4.17 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Investors of record on Friday, October 20th were given a dividend of $0.6896 per share. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, October 19th. Procter & Gamble’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.51%.

In related news, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 4,363 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $87.00, for a total transaction of $379,581.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now owns 85,495 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,438,065. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this link. Also, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 4,878 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.80, for a total value of $438,044.40. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,283,524.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have sold 20,277 shares of company stock valued at $1,811,430. 0.35% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

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About Procter & Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods to the consumers across the world. The Company operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care, and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Company sells its products in approximately 180 countries and territories primarily through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, baby stores, specialty beauty stores, e-commerce, high-frequency stores and pharmacies.

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