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The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), valued at $230.45B, started the session at $84.84.
Looking at the stock, its one day range is $84.51 to $84.89 with its 52-week range being $66.83 to $84.98.
PG shares are currently priced at 19.71x this year’s forecasted earnings, which makes them relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 27.33x earnings multiple.
The company pays shareholders $2.41 per share annually in dividends, yielding 2.80%.
According to a consensus of 21 analysts, the earnings estimate of $1.21 per share would be $0.01 worse than the year-ago quarter and a $0.02 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 predicated on a consensus revenue forecast of $22.37 Billion. If reported, that would be a 0.86% increase over the year-ago quarter.
In terms of ratings, 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 it is $86.67, which is 2.16% above where the stock opened.
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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