Bank of The Ozarks grew its position in Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) by 73.6% in the 4th quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 24,195 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 10,255 shares during the period. Procter & Gamble accounts for approximately 0.8% of Bank of The Ozarks’ investment portfolio, making the stock its 25th largest position. Bank of The Ozarks’ holdings in Procter & Gamble were worth $2,223,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. ACR Alpine Capital Research LLC now owns 3,001 shares of the company’s stock worth $262,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. JT Stratford LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.6% in the 2nd quarter. JT Stratford LLC now owns 4,060 shares of the company’s stock worth $354,000 after acquiring an additional 25 shares during the last quarter. American Asset Management Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. American Asset Management Inc. now owns 4,036 shares of the company’s stock worth $352,000 after acquiring an additional 49 shares during the last quarter. Ken Stern & Associates Inc. lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.8% in the 2nd quarter. Ken Stern & Associates Inc. now owns 6,189 shares of the company’s stock worth $540,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Krilogy Financial LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.7% in the 2nd quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 6,938 shares of the company’s stock worth $605,000 after acquiring an additional 50 shares during the last quarter. 60.93% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, insider Jeffrey K. Schomburger sold 37,776 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The shares were sold at an average price of $81.37, for a total value of $3,073,833.12. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 2,353 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, March 1st. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.59, for a total transaction of $184,922.27. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold a total of 62,578 shares of company stock worth $5,139,949 over the last 90 days. Company insiders own 0.35% of the company’s stock.

PG has been the topic of several recent analyst reports. Morgan Stanley decreased their price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble from $92.00 to $85.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, April 5th. Bank of America reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $90.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble in a report on Thursday, April 19th. Deutsche Bank lowered shares of Procter & Gamble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 target price on the stock. in a report on Friday, April 20th. Argus lowered shares of Procter & Gamble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, April 20th. Finally, Barclays reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $80.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble in a report on Sunday, April 22nd. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating, six have issued a buy rating and one has issued a strong buy rating to the company. Procter & Gamble currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $83.91.

Procter & Gamble stock opened at $72.81 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $182,268.59, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.57, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.34 and a beta of 0.57. Procter & Gamble has a 52-week low of $71.95 and a 52-week high of $94.67. The company has a current ratio of 0.91, a quick ratio of 0.74 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.42.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble had a net margin of 15.17% and a return on equity of 20.72%. The business had revenue of $16.28 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $16.22 billion. During the same period last year, the business earned $0.96 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 4.3% on a year-over-year basis. equities analysts expect that Procter & Gamble will post 4.2 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, May 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, April 20th will be issued a $0.7172 dividend. This represents a $2.87 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.94%. This is a positive change from Procter & Gamble’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.69. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, April 19th. Procter & Gamble’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.21%.

Procter & Gamble Profile

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The company's Beauty segment offers hair care products, including conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and skin and personal care products, such as antiperspirant and deodorant, personal cleansing, and skin care products.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

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