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Analysts Sentiment: The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG)

Goldman Sachs upgraded Goldman Sachs upgraded The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) on Friday and said the consumer staples giant offers shareholders a “potential double-digit return.” “We believe there is a role in investors’ portfolios for a large liquid global staples company such as this and note that PG remains the most underweight US listed mega-cap global consumer packaged goods company among mutual funds,” Goldman said in a note to clients. The firm boosted its rating to “buy” from “neutral,” and also raised its 12-month target price to $125 a share from $114 a share.

The stock Earnings per share (EPS) and the diluted EPS are the profitability measures used in the fundamental analysis of companies. The figure of EPS only takes into account a The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) common shares, whereas the very important diluted EPS take into account all the convertible securities such as convertible bonds/convertible preferred stock, which are changed into equity or common stock. Dilutive effects occur when the number of shares increases, for example, through a new issue. If a company issues more shares to shareholders and other investors, this increases the number of shares outstanding and decreases the company’s earnings per share. Ultimately, this can decrease the stock price. The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) Diluted EPS is 4.17, whereas the EPS Estimate for next year is 4.75. The Annual EPS Growth of past 5 years is 1.50% and The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) yearly performance is 41.14% and net profit margin is 16.00%. 

Key Performance indicators for The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), in last 4 months the performance of PG was 5.38% while its price to sale ratio is 4.10 and price to book ratio is 5.08. Company gross margin stands at 49.20% whereas its return on investment (ROI) is 13.10%. 

On 28 June 2019, The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), a Consumer Goods sector firm, traded 12.13 Million shares in last trading session and stock fell -0.12% with closing price of $109.65 per share. with The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) traded 12.13 Million shares. The PG distance from 20 day simple moving average is 0.52% and distance from 50-Day simple moving average is 2.46%.The relative strength index for stock is 53.71 and Average true range of PG is 1.58. 

Analyst’s mean target price for PG is $107.71 while analysts mean recommendation is 2.40. The Stock value has moved between $77.22 – 113.04 in last one year. PG market capitalization is 275364.05 with beta of 0.43. Company has 0.10% insider ownership. 

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) is under coverage by number of analysts. Stock has got OUTPERFORM rating from 6 of Thomson Reuters analysts, 12 given HOLD rating to the stock and 0 given UNDERPERFORM rating. Buy rating has been given by 6 analysts to the company stock. 

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