Somewhat Favorable News Coverage Somewhat Unlikely to Affect Procter & Gamble (PG) Stock Price

Media headlines about Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) have been trending somewhat positive this week, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Procter & Gamble earned a media sentiment score of 0.10 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.5804576240483 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the news headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Procter & Gamble opened at $77.90 on Thursday, Marketbeat.com reports. Procter & Gamble has a 1 year low of $70.73 and a 1 year high of $94.67. The company has a market capitalization of $196.39 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.87, a PEG ratio of 2.44 and a beta of 0.58. 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 posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 19th. The company reported $1.00 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.98 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble had a return on equity of 20.72% and a net margin of 15.17%. The business had revenue of $16.28 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.22 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.96 EPS. The firm’s revenue was up 4.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts predict that Procter & Gamble will post 4.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of analysts recently commented on the stock. Zacks Investment Research cut Procter & Gamble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 4th. Stifel Nicolaus lowered their target price on Procter & Gamble from $85.00 to $83.00 and set a “hold” rating for the company in a report on Wednesday, April 18th. Barclays set a $84.00 target price on Procter & Gamble and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Bank of America lowered their target price on Procter & Gamble from $100.00 to $90.00 and set a “buy” rating for the company in a report on Thursday, April 12th. Finally, Deutsche Bank cut Procter & Gamble from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $101.00 target price for the company. in a report on Friday, April 20th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating, five have issued a buy rating and one has given a strong buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $87.90.

In other news, insider Gary A. Coombe sold 1,529 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, June 4th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.25, for a total value of $113,528.25. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 5,235 shares in the company, valued at approximately $388,698.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Steven D. Bishop sold 2,075 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.87, for a total value of $149,130.25. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 42,524 shares in the company, valued at $3,056,199.88. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 20,938 shares of company stock worth $1,604,483 over the last 90 days. Corporate insiders own 0.35% of the company’s stock.

Procter & Gamble Company 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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG)

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