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The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), valued at $220.58B, began trading this morning at $81.47.
Shares have traded today between $80.91 and $81.73 per share and has traded between $65.83 and $82.62 over the past year.
Procter & Gamble (PG) shares are currently priced at 19.05x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 27.25x earnings multiple for the same period.
And for dividend hunters, the company pays shareholders $2.41 per share annually in dividends, yielding 3.00%.
In a review of the consensus earnings estimate this quarter, 21 sell-side analysts are looking at $1.21 per share, which would be $0.01 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $0.03 sequential decrease. What we find to be interesting is that the full-year EPS estimate of $4.28 is a $0.23 better when compared to the previous year’s annual results.
The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $22.37 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.86% increase over the year-ago quarter.
Recently, Standpoint Research downgraded PG from Hold to Sell (May 24, 2013). Previously, UBS upgraded PG from Neutral to Buy.
The average price target for PG shares by the analysts covering the stock is $86.67, which is 6.38% above where the stock opened this morning.
The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care and Baby Care and Family Care.
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