Procter & Gamble Co (PG) SVP Valarie L. Sheppard Sells 30,000 Shares

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Procter & Gamble Co (NYSE:PG) SVP Valarie L. Sheppard sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, February 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.60, for a total value of $2,928,000.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 51,566 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,032,841.60. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink.

Valarie L. Sheppard also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Thursday, November 29th, Valarie L. Sheppard sold 1,075 shares of Procter & Gamble stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $92.96, for a total value of $99,932.00.
  • On Tuesday, November 13th, Valarie L. Sheppard sold 40,751 shares of Procter & Gamble stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $91.93, for a total value of $3,746,239.43.

Shares of PG stock opened at $97.44 on Wednesday. Procter & Gamble Co has a 12 month low of $70.73 and a 12 month high of $98.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.40, a quick ratio of 0.61 and a current ratio of 0.78. The company has a market cap of $247.13 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.09, a P/E/G ratio of 3.15 and a beta of 0.38.

Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, January 23rd. The company reported $1.25 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.21 by $0.04. Procter & Gamble had a return on equity of 21.41% and a net margin of 16.13%. The company had revenue of $17.44 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $17.16 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $1.19 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, sell-side analysts anticipate that Procter & Gamble Co will post 4.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, February 15th. Shareholders of record on Friday, January 18th will be issued a dividend of $0.7172 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, January 17th. This represents a $2.87 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.94%. Procter & Gamble’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 68.01%.

A number of hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in PG. SeaBridge Investment Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Procter & Gamble in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $36,000. Intercontinental Wealth Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Procter & Gamble in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $62,000. Ruggie Capital Group boosted its position in shares of Procter & Gamble by 691.3% in the fourth quarter. Ruggie Capital Group now owns 823 shares of the company’s stock valued at $76,000 after acquiring an additional 719 shares during the period. Eukles Asset Management bought a new stake in shares of Procter & Gamble in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $80,000. Finally, Moody Aldrich Partners LLC bought a new stake in shares of Procter & Gamble in the second quarter valued at approximately $73,142,000. Institutional investors own 58.65% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on the company. Scotiabank restated a “buy” rating on shares of Procter & Gamble in a report on Wednesday, January 30th. Barclays restated a “hold” rating and issued a $94.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble in a report on Friday, January 25th. SunTrust Banks increased their price objective on Procter & Gamble to $95.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, January 24th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Berenberg Bank upgraded Procter & Gamble from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their price objective for the stock from $86.00 to $92.00 in a report on Thursday, January 24th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co restated a “hold” rating and issued a $91.00 price objective on shares of Procter & Gamble in a report on Wednesday, January 23rd. Twelve investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and ten have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $95.00.

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About Procter & Gamble

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa. The company operates in five segments: Beauty; Grooming; health Care; fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care.

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