Investors sold shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) on strength during trading hours on Monday. $52.74 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $174.50 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $121.76 million out of the stock. Of all stocks tracked, Procter & Gamble had the 4th highest net out-flow for the day. Procter & Gamble traded up $0.46 for the day and closed at $92.13

A number of equities analysts have recently commented on PG shares. Stifel Nicolaus set a $87.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Goldman Sachs Group reissued a “sell” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research note on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $104.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research note on Tuesday, October 10th. Vetr raised shares of Procter & Gamble from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.02 target price on the stock in a research note on Monday, October 23rd. Finally, Deutsche Bank started coverage on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $101.00 target price on the stock. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and nine have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $88.57.

The stock has a market capitalization of $233,730.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.63, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.95 and a beta of 0.67. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37.

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

In other Procter & Gamble news, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 4,363 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, November 7th. The shares were 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 directly owns 85,495 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,438,065. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 4,878 shares of Procter & Gamble stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 20th. The shares were sold at an average price of $89.80, for a total transaction of $438,044.40. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 25,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,283,524.20. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last three months, insiders have sold 21,575 shares of company stock valued at $1,927,095. 0.35% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. Asset Planning Services Ltd. raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.4% during the 2nd quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,191 shares of the company’s stock worth $104,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Northwest Wealth Management LLC raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.3% during the 2nd quarter. Northwest Wealth Management LLC now owns 2,556 shares of the company’s stock worth $223,000 after buying an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 2,260 shares of the company’s stock worth $197,000 after buying an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.5% during the 2nd quarter. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,395 shares of the company’s stock worth $296,000 after buying an additional 17 shares in the last quarter. Finally, RB Capital Management LLC raised its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.3% during the 1st quarter. RB Capital Management LLC now owns 7,294 shares of the company’s stock worth $655,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. 59.42% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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Procter & Gamble Company Profile

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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