Private Vista LLC Acquires 2,864 Shares of Procter & Gamble Co (PG)

Private Vista LLC increased its holdings in shares of Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) by 30.1% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 12,387 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 2,864 shares during the period. Private Vista LLC’s holdings in Procter & Gamble were worth $1,127,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors have also modified their holdings of the stock. Asset Planning Services Ltd. grew its position in Procter & Gamble by 0.4% during the second quarter. Asset Planning Services Ltd. now owns 1,191 shares of the company’s stock valued at $104,000 after buying an additional 5 shares during the period. Winfield Associates Inc. grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.7% in the second quarter. Winfield Associates Inc. now owns 2,260 shares of the company’s stock valued at $197,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares during the period. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.5% in the second quarter. Cascade Investment Advisors Inc. now owns 3,395 shares of the company’s stock valued at $296,000 after purchasing an additional 17 shares during the period. Iron Financial LLC grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.8% in the second quarter. Iron Financial LLC now owns 3,342 shares of the company’s stock valued at $291,000 after purchasing an additional 25 shares during the period. Finally, Davis Rea Ltd. grew its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 0.7% in the second quarter. Davis Rea Ltd. now owns 3,815 shares of the company’s stock valued at $332,000 after purchasing an additional 25 shares during the period. 59.57% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

PG has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $102.00 target price on the stock in a research report on Monday, January 8th. Stifel Nicolaus set a $87.00 target price on shares of Procter & Gamble and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Goldman Sachs Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Wednesday, October 4th. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $104.00 price target on shares of Procter & Gamble in a research report on Tuesday, October 10th. Finally, Vetr upgraded shares of Procter & Gamble from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $93.02 price target on the stock in a research report on Monday, October 23rd. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and ten have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $88.51.

In other news, insider Juan Fernando Posada sold 4,878 shares of the business’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 sale, the insider now directly owns 25,429 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,283,524.20. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, insider Marylynn Fergusonmchugh sold 4,363 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred 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 sale, the insider now directly owns 85,495 shares in the company, valued at $7,438,065. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 18,719 shares of company stock worth $1,661,544 over the last ninety days. 0.35% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Procter & Gamble Co (PG) opened at $91.20 on Thursday. The firm has a market cap of $228,884.36, a PE ratio of 16.03, a P/E/G ratio of 2.89 and a beta of 0.67. Procter & Gamble Co has a 52-week low of $84.28 and a 52-week high of $94.67. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.37, a quick ratio of 0.75 and a current ratio of 0.91.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last issued its earnings results on Friday, October 20th. The company reported $1.09 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.07 by $0.02. Procter & Gamble had a net margin of 23.72% and a return on equity of 20.35%. The company had revenue of $16.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $16.69 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $1.03 earnings per share. Procter & Gamble’s quarterly revenue was up .8% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble Co will post 4.19 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.6896 per share. This represents a $2.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.02%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 18th. Procter & Gamble’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 48.51%.

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Procter & Gamble 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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