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Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE: PG) Is Down -0.06% – Is It Ready For A Rally?

Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) price is hovering lower on Tuesday, February 13, dropping -0.06% below its previous close.

A look at today’s price movement shows that the recent level at last check reads $157.11. The company’s 5Y monthly beta was ticking 0.44 while its P/E ratio in the trailing 12-month period read 26.30. Taking into account the 52-week price action we note that the stock hit a 52-week high of $159.83 and 52-week low of $136.10. The stock added 4.26% on its value in the past month.

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Procter & Gamble Co., which has a market valuation of $369.45 billion, is expected to release its quarterly earnings report Apr 18, 2024. The company stock has a Forward Dividend ratio of 3.76, while the dividend yield is 2.40%. It is understandable that investor optimism is growing ahead of the company’s current quarter results. Analysts tracking PG have forecast the quarterly EPS to grow by 1.42 per share this quarter, while the same analysts predict the annual EPS to hit $6.48 for the year 2024 and up to $6.97 for 2025. In this case, analysts estimate an annual EPS growth of 9.80% for the year and 7.60% for the next year.

On average, analysts have forecast the company’s revenue for the quarter will hit $20.43 billion, with the likely lows of $20.11 billion and highs of $20.67 billion. Staying with the analyst view, there is a consensus estimate of $84.74 billion for the company’s annual revenue in 2024. Per this projection, the revenue is forecast to grow 3.30% above that which the company brought in 2024.

Revisions to the company’s EPS highlights a short term direction of a stock’s price movement, which in the last 7 days came up with no upward and no downward reviews. On the technical perspective front, indicators give PG a short term outlook of 100% Buy on average. Looking at the stock’s medium term indicators we note that it is averaging as a Hold, while an average of long term indicators are currently assigning the stock as 50% Buy.

If we dive deeper into the stock’s performance we see the positive picture represented by the PEG ratio, currently standing at 3.27. The overview shows that PG’s price is at present 1.34% off the SMA20 and 4.36% from the SMA50. The Relative Strength Index (RSI) metric on the 14-day timeframe is pointing at 59.90, with weekly volatility standing at 0.91%. The indicator jumps to 1.23% when calculated based on the past 30 days. Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG)’s beta value is holding at 0.43, while the average true range (ATR) indicator is currently reading 1.99.

Turning out attention to how the Procter & Gamble Co. stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: PG’s stock is -0.06% on the day and 13.56% in the past 12 months. Turning out attention to how the Procter & Gamble Co. stock has performed in comparison to its peers in the industry, here’s what we find: PG’s stock is -0.06% on the day and 13.56% in the past 12 months. As for Procter & Gamble Co., the P/E ratio stands at 26.30 lower than that of Johnson & Johnson’s at 28.13 and Osisko Gold Royalties Ltd.’s 86.37.

An analysis of the Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) stock in terms of its daily trading volume indicates that the 3-month average is 0.78. However, this figure increases on the past 10-day timeline to an average of 7.01 million.

Current records show that the company has 2.36B in outstanding shares. The insiders’ percentage holdings are 0.06% of outstanding shares while the percentage share held by institutions stands at 67.14%. The stats also highlight that short interest as of Jan 31, 2024, stood at 16.12 million shares, which puts the short ratio at the time at 1.87. From this we can glean that short interest is 0.69% of company’s current outstanding shares. Notably, we see that shares short in January rose slightly given the previous month’s figure stood at 14.71 million. But the 7.14% upside, the stock’s price has registered year-to-date as of today’s value, will likely reignite investor interest given the prospect of it rallying even higher.