Procter & Gamble Company (The) (PG) Getting Somewhat Positive Media Coverage, Study Finds

Media headlines about Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) have trended somewhat positive on Tuesday, according to Accern. Accern ranks the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than 20 million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Procter & Gamble Company (The) earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 47.9402517236455 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Procter & Gamble Company (PG) opened at $89.00 on Tuesday. 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 Company has a 1-year low of $81.18 and a 1-year high of $94.67. The stock has a market capitalization of $225,790.00, a PE ratio of 22.15, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.84 and a beta of 0.66.

Procter & Gamble Company (The) (NYSE:PG) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.07 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble Company (The) had a return on equity of 20.35% and a net margin of 23.72%. The firm had revenue of $16.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $16.69 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $1.03 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. sell-side analysts expect that Procter & Gamble Company will post 4.16 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Stockholders of record on Friday, October 20th will be issued a dividend of $0.6896 per share. This represents a $2.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.10%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, October 19th. Procter & Gamble Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 73.80%.

PG has been the subject of several research reports. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $98.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $92.00 price objective (up from $90.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Saturday, July 22nd. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $90.00 price objective (up from $87.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Sanford C. Bernstein reissued an “outperform” rating and issued a $100.00 price objective (up from $98.00) on shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) in a research report on Sunday, July 30th. Finally, BidaskClub raised Procter & Gamble Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $88.69.

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In related news, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 2,856 shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, October 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.98, for a total value of $265,550.88. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this link. Also, SVP Valarie L. Sheppard sold 20,175 shares of Procter & Gamble Company (The) stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $92.65, for a total value of $1,869,213.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 32,694 shares of company stock worth $2,987,000 in the last quarter. 0.35% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

About Procter & Gamble Company (The)

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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