The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) – A Tale Of A Growing But Stealthy Competitive Moat

Coombe Gary A, CEO – Grooming, subtracted 8,832 shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) from its portfolio at the rate of $119.12 per share valuing $1,052,068 on Aug 21. The insider left behind 9,517 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 $119.20. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $119.67, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $120.15. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $118.70 and a 2nd Support Level at $118.21. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) stock has gained $3.41, or 2.94%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have gained $4.19, or 3.64%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $12.83, or 12.06%. This year-to-date, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares have gained $27.28, or 29.68%.

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, 100% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Buy .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .”

With 2,502,260 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $297,518,720K. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) generates $67,684 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $3,897 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 42.07%, a 3-Year Total Return of 36.10%, and a 5-year Total Return of 43.42%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 18.37%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.746 per share on 07/18/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.51%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 2.98.

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 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $1.24 per share. This estimate came from a total of 9 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $1.27 and the low estimate was $1.18. In the year-ago quarter, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) generated per-share earnings of $1.12. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be +10.71%.

Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 18 purchases (360,257 shares in total) and 9 sale (357,610 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 58 insider buys amounting to 862,219 shares and 50 insider sales amounting to 866,633 shares. In the past full year, 125 insider purchases were made (involving 1,567,494 shares) and 127 insider sell-offs equivalent to 2,846,889 shares.

Moving onto liquidity, The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) has a Current Ratio of 0.75, a Quick Ratio of 0.58 and a Cash Ratio of 0.34. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Equity is 63.76, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 38.94, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 26.15. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Equity is 44.08 and its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 26.39.