The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) Insiders Hit the Deck

At The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG), the ratio of insider selling to insider buying over a quarter is running at 492.72. Could this be a sign something is bothering insiders? PG recorded 48 sales count on the open market in the last three months. They sold nearly 1,116,000 shares while purchases amounted to 2,265 shares that period. Looking even further back to 12 months, corporate insiders offloaded 1,586,313 shares when buyers snapped up 359,202 shares. The 12-month’s totals signify about a 4.42-to-1 sell/buy ratio.

Posada Juan Fernando parted with a total of 1.07 thousand shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) at average share price of $93.66. This insider trade in the company took place on 11/30/2018. The total for the sales was set at $100.03 thousand. After this transaction, the President – LA SMO account balance stood at 26.85 thousand shares. The stock lost -2.02 percent since that insider sale. On 11/29/2018, Posada Juan Fernando, President – LA SMO, sold 1.07 thousand shares at a price per share of $93.1. This removed 99.99 thousand shares from the insider’s fortune and the stock saw a -1.43 percent retreat in value since the news became public. This transaction left 27.92 thousand shares in the President – LA SMO account.

On 11/29/2018, Sr VP, Comptroller & Treasurer Sheppard Valarie L performed a sale transaction worth $99.93 thousand. This sale at $92.96 each has eliminated 1.08 thousand shares from the insider’s portfolio position. Meanwhile, shares have recorded -1.28 percent decrease since the transaction was reported. The insider now is left with 28.29 thousand shares remaining in the account. Tastad Carolyn M, who performs the Group President – NA SMO job, sold 19.79 thousand shares for $1.83 million. The disposal occurred on 11/28/2018 was priced at $92.71 per share. The share price plunged -1.01 percent since the reporting date. Tastad Carolyn M now left with a stake of 61.37 thousand PG stock worth $5.63 million after the insider selling.

The 12-month median price target for The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) assigned by the analysts stands at $91.5, which represents a return potential of -0.29 percent when compared to the closing price of the stock of $91.77 on Friday, January 11. The lowest price target for the stock is $78 — slightly more than -15 percent from PG’s current share price. The stock will probably climb 0.66 percent over the next 12 months, according to price target estimates compiled by finviz. Meanwhile, they have set a $108-month high price target. This represents a whopping 17.69 percent increase from where shares are trading today.

On momentum oscillators front, ‘RSI’ has touched 49.33 on daily chart, which may remain a cause for concern. If the price breaks below $90.75 level on closing basis, then we may see more profit booking and the stock may show further weakness. On the flipside, hitting the $92.13 mark may result into a pull-back move towards $92.49 level. The stock is currently hovering around the first support level of $91.26. Below this, the next support is placed in the zone of $90.75. Till the time, the PG stock trades above this level, bulls have nothing to fear.

Shares of The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) are trading at a P/E ratio of 22.87 times earnings reported for the past 12 months. The industry PG operates in has an average P/E of 79.57. Its P/E ratio went as low as 20.04X and as high as 27.58 over the 5-year span. Further, it is sporting a 3.43 on the Price-to-Sales ratio. Compare this with the industry average P/S of 9.41. 49.5 percent is the gross profit margin for The Procter & Gamble Company and operating margin sits at 20.2 percent. Along with this, the net profit margin is 14.7 percent.

On 11th of January, The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) shares ended higher after a volatile session. The shares accumulated 0.6 points or 0.66 percent at $91.77 with a light trade volume of 7.166 million shares. After opening the session at $91.67, the shares went as high as $91.98 and as low as $91.11, the range within which the stock’s price traded throughout the day. The firm is left with a market cap of $229 billion and now has 2.5 billion shares outstanding. The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) stock has lost -2.28 percent of market value in 21 trading days.

PG stock has a trailing 3-year beta of 0.33, offering the possibility of a lower rate of return, but also posing less risk. The portion of a company’s profit allocated to each outstanding share of common stock was $4.05 a share in the trailing twelve months. The stock’s value has fallen -0.16 percent year to date (YTD) against a rise of 1.44 percent in 12 month’s time. The company’s shares still trade -5.29 percent away from its 1-year high of $96.89 and 29.75 percent up from 52-week low of $70.73. The average consensus rating on the company is 2.5, on a scale where 5 equates to a unanimous sell rating. In short, the mean analyst recommendations are calling this stock a sell.