Company Update: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) – P&G Launches Work with Small Farmers to Ensure No Deforestation in Its Palm Oil Supply Chain

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) [Business Wire] – Separating sustainable sources from non-sustainable sources in the production of palm oil and palm kernel oil is highly complicated, but Procter & Gamble is stepping up to address the problem.
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The Procter & Gamble Company (PG), valued at $216.10B, started the session at $80.12.
 
Looking at the stock, its one day range is $79.85 to $80.25 and has traded between $73.61 and $85.82 over the past year.
 
Priced at 19.09x this year’s forecasted earnings, PG shares are relatively inexpensive compared to the industry’s 42.71x forward p/e ratio.
 
And for passive income investors, the company pays shareholders $2.57 per share annually in dividends, yielding 3.20%.
 
According to a consensus of 23 analysts, the earnings estimate of $0.91 per share would be $0.12 better than the year-ago quarter and a $0.01 sequential decrease. Furthermore, our analysis shows the full-year EPS estimate to be $4.19, which would be a $0.14 better when compared to the last year’s annual results.
 
The quarterly earnings estimate is based on a consensus revenue forecast of the current quarter of $20.48 Billion. If realized, that would be a 0.87% decrease over the year-ago quarter.
 
In terms of ratings, UBS Initiated PG at Neutral (Mar 4, 2014). Previously, Standpoint Research upgraded PG from Sell to Hold.
 
Given all the information above, we should disclose to readers that the average price target is $87.16, which is 8.79% above than it opened this morning.
 
Summary (NYSE:PG) :  The Procter & Gamble Company, 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. The Beauty segment offers antiperspirants and deodorants, cosmetics, personal cleansing, skin care, hair care, hair colors, prestige products, and professional salon products under the Head & Shoulders, Olay, Pantene, SK-II, and Wella brand names. The Grooming segment provides blades and razors, pre- and post-shave products, and electronic hair removal devices under the Braun, Fusion, Gillette, Mach3, and Prestobarba brand names. The Health Care segment offers feminine care and incontinence products; toothbrush, toothpaste, and other oral care products; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, and other personal health care products. This segment markets its products under the Always, Crest, Oral-B, and Vicks brand names. The Fabric Care and Home Care segment provides bleach and laundry additives, fabric enhancers, and laundry detergents; air care, dish care, and surface care products; batteries; pet care products; and professional products. This segment sells its products under the Ace, Ariel, Dawn, Downy, Duracell, Febreze, Gain, Iams, and Tide brand names. The Baby Care and Family Care segment offers baby wipes, diapers, pants, paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers under the Bounty, Charmin, and Pampers brand names. The company markets its products through mass merchandisers, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, salons, high-frequency stores, and e-commerce in approximately 180 countries worldwide. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is based in Cincinnati, Ohio.
 
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