PG stock: buy or sell?

PG stock price: $126.69 0.09% At close on February 21st, 2020

Updated on:
February 21st, 2020

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Procter & Gamble stayed steady a neutral 0.09% and closed at $126.69. Friday was the third green day in a row, gaining 1.44%.

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in the United States, Canada, Puerto Rico, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, Latin America, India, the Middle East, and Africa.

Should I buy PG stock?

Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.

None of our preferred buy setups matches with Procter & Gamble stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

Is Procter & Gamble stock a buy?

Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness. Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for PG stock for the last 30 days.

PG stock analysis

Daily outlook

Procter & Gamble ended today at $126.69 and stayed steady a neutral 0.09%.

Shares of Procter & Gamble closed today at $126.69 and stayed constant a neutral 0.09%. On February/13 PG price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On February 6th, PG hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on February/4 tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.

PG stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

Procter & Gamble ended this week at $126.69 and stayed stable a slightly good 0.44%. This week was the third green week in a row.

Procter & Gamble stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Not so far away is the last all-time high Procter & Gamble marked early February. Since early January when PG stock price broke up the SMA10w line, it gained $4.83 (3.96%).

PG stock chart (weekly)

PG stock price history

PG stock historical price chart

PG stock reached all-time highs on February/6 with a price of $128.09.

PG stock price target

How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we have not found any price prediction for Procter & Gamble stock by any trusted analyst.

Financials and fundamental analysis

Earnings date and Earnings per Share

Since last April, when Procter & Gamble published its last earnings report, it . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
PG earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise
2017-Q2-n/a0.89n/a
2017-Q32017-10-201.081.090.9%
2017-Q42018-01-231.141.194.4%
2018-Q12018-04-190.9812.0%
2018-Q22018-07-310.90.944.4%
2018-Q32018-10-191.091.122.8%
2018-Q42019-01-231.211.253.3%
2019-Q12019-04-171.06n/an/a
2019-Q2-n/an/an/a
2019-Q3-n/an/an/a

Annual financial results

Compared to 2017, last anual sales report draw a slightly good increase of 2.73% to $66,832.00 million dollars. Instead, its profit margin (compared to revenues) fell to 14.59%, that is $9,750.00 million.

To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Procter & Gamble, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Procter & Gamble TTM sales up to March 2019 were $67,093.00 and income was $11,029.00 million dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Procter & Gamble business evolution since June 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained stable a neutral 0.39%. However, profit margin (net income/revenues) gained at 14.59%.

PG annual Sales and Income evolution
YearSalesYoYIncome/(margin)YoY
2013$84,170 M-$11,310 M13.4%-
2014$80,510 M-4.35%$11,200 M13.9%-0.97%
2015$70,749 M-12.12%$7,036 M9.9%-37.18%
2016$65,299 M-7.70%$10,508 M16.1%49.35%
2017$65,058 M-0.37%$15,326 M23.6%45.85%
2018$66,832 M2.73%$9,750 M14.6%-36.38%
TTM $67,093 M0.39%$11,029 M16.4%13.12%

Quarterly financial results

Procter & Gamble posted $16,462.00 million in sales for 2019-Q1, a -5.60% less compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $2,745.00 million with a profit margin of 16.67%. Profit margin slightly fell a -1.64% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 18.32%. When comparing turnover to same quarter last year, Procter & Gamble sales marked a tiny gain and grew a 1.11%.
PG quarterly Sales and Income evolution
QuarterSales1QoQ2Income1/(margin)QoQ2
2017-Q2$16,080 M-$2,220 M13.8%-
2017-Q3$16,650 M3.54%$2,850 M17.1%28.38%
2017-Q4$17,395 M4.47%$2,495 M14.3%-12.46%
2018-Q1$16,281 M-6.40%$2,511 M15.4%0.64%
2018-Q2$16,503 M1.36%$1,891 M11.5%-24.69%
2018-Q3$16,690 M1.13%$3,199 M19.2%69.17%
2018-Q4$17,438 M4.48%$3,194 M18.3%-0.16%
2019-Q1$16,462 M-5.60%$2,745 M16.7%-14.06%

Procter & Gamble ownership

When you are planning to invest in shares of a company, it's always worth to have a look its ownership structure.

Management staff in all public traded companies that hold equity is required to report every transaction to the SEC. For Procter & Gamble, 0.11% of all outstanding shares are owned by its staff.

In case of Procter & Gamble stock, 65.40% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for PG stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.

For a better understanding, the following table shows ownership data compared to other related stocks:

PG
Market cap$312.9 B
Total shares2,470.0 M
Float shares2,470.0 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)65.4%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.1%
Shares in short selling0.0%

PG summary

Friday, February 21st, 2020
Open$126.13
Close$126.69
Day range$126.00 - $128.07
Previous close$126.58
Session gain0.09%
Average true range$1.63
50d mov avg$124.64
100d mov avg$122.66
200d mov avg$117.59
Daily pattern
Weekly pattern lt06a

Procter & Gamble performance

Performance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. We compared Procter & Gamble against in the following table:
Stock3m6m12m
PGProcter & Gamble5.95%9.32%29.67%

Procter & Gamble competitors

Unfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Procter & Gamble competitor. This doesn't mean Procter & Gamble does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.

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