Stock Update: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) – Why Procter & Gamble Is Underrated

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) [at Motley Fool] – Procter & Gamble isn’t receiving as much investor love as it has in the past. However, that should eventually change, especially when you consider how well it compares to peers, like Colgate-Palmolive …
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The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), with a current value of $225.03B, started the session at $82.91.
Today, shares have traded between $82.60 and $83.10 per share and has traded between $65.83 and $83.10 over the past 12 months.
Procter & Gamble (PG) shares are currently priced at 19.03x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 27.33x earnings multiple for the same period.
The company pays shareholders $2.41 per share in dividend income per year, for a current yield of 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. The full-year EPS estimate is $4.28, which would be a $0.23 better than last year.
The quarterly earnings estimate is predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $22.37 Billion. If reported, 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 is $86.67, which is 4.54% 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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