The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) – A Trader’s Perspective

Taylor David S, Chairman, President & CEO, subtracted 20,000 shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) from its portfolio at the rate of $106.83 per share valuing $2,136,618 on May 24. The insider left behind 226,837 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) was $114.38. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $114.71, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $115.03. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $113.75 and a 2nd Support Level at $113.11. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) stock has gained $0.30, or 0.26%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $5.00, or 4.57%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $9.63, or 9.19%. This year-to-date, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares have gained $22.46, or 24.43%.

Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) stock, 80% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Mar-19, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) reported earnings of $1.06 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $1.03 per share, representing a 0.03 difference and 2.60% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Dec-18, the reported earnings of $1.25 represented a 0.04 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $1.21 per share, which was a 3.33% surprise.

For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 06/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.06 per share. This estimate came from a total of 9 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.10 and the low estimate was $1.03. In the year-ago quarter, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) generated per-share earnings of $0.94. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +12.77% .

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 27 purchases (405,674 shares in total) and 34 sale (510,809 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 65 insider buys amounting to 853,818 shares and 71 insider sales amounting to 2,073,556 shares. In the past full year, 163 insider purchases were made (involving 1,553,607 shares) and 178 insider sell-offs equivalent to 2,739,714 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has a Current Ratio of 0.83, a Quick Ratio of 0.66 and a Cash Ratio of 0.42. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 59.83, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 37.43, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 26.44. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 40.65 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 24.96.