Market Analysts see The Procter & Gamble Company [PG] gaining to $175. Time to buy?

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The Procter & Gamble Company [NYSE: PG] traded at a high on 03/29/22, posting a 1.03 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $155.46. The company report on March 29, 2022 that Crest Launches First-of-its-kind Toothpaste, Crest Densify, to Help Extend the Life of Your Teeth.


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The results of the trading session contributed to over 5640402 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of The Procter & Gamble Company stands at 1.30% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.92%.

The market cap for PG stock reached $368.38 billion, with 2.41 billion shares outstanding and 2.39 billion shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 8.37M shares, PG reached a trading volume of 5640402 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about The Procter & Gamble Company [PG]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for PG shares is $165.54 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on PG stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Truist have made an estimate for The Procter & Gamble Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on March 22, 2022. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA Securities raised their target price to Buy. The new note on the price target was released on October 05, 2021, representing the official price target for The Procter & Gamble Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $160 to $163, while Deutsche Bank kept a Buy rating on PG stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for The Procter & Gamble Company is set at 3.10, with the Price to Sales ratio for PG stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.70. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 8.57, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.87. Price to Free Cash Flow for PG in the course of the last twelve months was 58.83 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

How has PG stock performed recently?

The Procter & Gamble Company [PG] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.36. With this latest performance, PG shares dropped by -0.28% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 10.58% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 14.77% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for PG stock in for the last two-week period is set at 56.98, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 64.97, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 53.41 for The Procter & Gamble Company [PG]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 155.60, while it was recorded at 152.81 for the last single week of trading, and 147.86 for the last 200 days.

The Procter & Gamble Company [PG]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and The Procter & Gamble Company [PG] shares currently have an operating margin of +24.43 and a Gross Margin at +51.43. The Procter & Gamble Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +18.79.

Return on Total Capital for PG is now 22.96, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 20.32. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 30.80, with Return on Assets sitting at 11.92. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, The Procter & Gamble Company [PG] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 70.81. Additionally, PG Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 41.45, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 27.52. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 52.14, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 29.96.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, The Procter & Gamble Company [PG] managed to generate an average of $141,644 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 17.10 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 0.63.The Procter & Gamble Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.70.

Earnings analysis for The Procter & Gamble Company [PG]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for PG. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for The Procter & Gamble Company go to 6.84%.

Insider trade positions for The Procter & Gamble Company [PG]

There are presently around $239,282 million, or 66.00% of PG stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of PG stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 215,125,047, which is approximately 0.177% of the company’s market cap and around 0.11% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 156,813,285 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $24.13 billion in PG stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $16.23 billion in PG stock with ownership of nearly 1.655% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in The Procter & Gamble Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of January and at the time of the January reporting period, where 1,675 institutional holders increased their position in The Procter & Gamble Company [NYSE:PG] by around 52,232,808 shares. Additionally, 1,290 investors decreased positions by around 58,262,085 shares, while 350 investors held positions by with 1,444,493,823 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 1,554,988,716 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. PG stock had 378 new institutional investments in for a total of 15,281,951 shares, while 81 institutional investors sold positions of 3,959,235 shares during the same period.

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