PG stock: buy or sell

PG stock price: $138.01 0.21% At close on May 14th, 2021

Updated on:
May 17th, 2021


PG stock brief

  • Procter & Gamble stock only moved 0.21% to close at $138.01 on the stock market last Friday.
  • Last Thursday broke out above its latest top at $137.71
  • The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods to consumers in North and Latin America, Europe, the Asia Pacific, Greater China, India, the Middle East, and Africa.

Should I buy Procter & Gamble 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. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to pick and when is the best moment to buy them. At, we like to use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best

Is $PG stock a buy?

Currently, Procter & Gamble stock matches one trading strategy:

ATH buy setup

One of the most recommended trading strategies is to buy on All-time Highs (ATH) breakouts. The good point of buying at ATHs is that price doesn't struggle with upper resistances, and usually it scales quickly. However, you must always be aware of a possible bulls trap that may trigger your buy order and then falls sharply. That's why a stop loss is always important. Price is now at 5.14% of all-time highs and it can breakout at any time, so if you want to trade this setup it's recommended to setup your order at $145.11. The stop loss would be placed at $130.60

Buy setupBuy pointStop lossRisk
ATH buy setup$145.11$130.6010.00%

Should I sell Procter & Gamble stock?

When you own a stock with some profit, it's really hard to decide the good moment to sell and get your profits. As when we have to buy shares, determining when is appropiate time to sell is not a capricious decision, and we must follow our own trading strategy. We like very simple strategies to guide us on when is a good time to sell a stock. Be aware that these strategies are not intended for shorting Procter & Gamble stock

A golden rule is that you must never keep an operation that yields losses greater than those expected upon the buy. The moment to sell shares always has to be determined by the stop-loss (automatic or manual)

Is it time to sell Procter & Gamble stock?

Currently, Procter & Gamble stock doesn't match any of our preferred sell setups, so if you hold Procter & Gamble stock and your operation is in profit probably is not time to sell now

Procter & Gamble ratings

In the last month, 5 analyst ratings were published for Procter & Gamble. General sentiment is bullish, with 4 out of 5 posting positive outlooks

Procter & Gamble analysts' ratings - Last month
Brokerage firmRating
Apr 21st, 2021
Citigroup Strong buyNeutral
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Strong buy
Apr 22nd, 2021
JPMorgan Chase & Co. Buy
Apr 26th, 2021
Morgan Stanley Buy
Apr 27th, 2021
Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft Strong buy

Procter & Gamble stock analysis

SMAs overview

PG stock SMAs chart

Supports and resistances

The current resistance levels are:

  • R1: $139.18 (0.85% above)
  • R2: $139.30 (0.93% above)
  • R3: $143.28 (3.82% above)
  • The current supports are:

  • S1: $137.71 (-0.22% below)
  • S2: $133.02 (-3.62% below)
  • S3: $132.55 (-3.96% below)
  • Bollinger bands

    The price is trading very close to the upper Bollinger band, indicating some level of overbought in recent sessions. This is not a sell signal, as price can trade in these levels for many days and weeks

    PG stock Bollinger Bands chart

    Relative strength index

    The RSI dropped below the overbought level of 70 last March after just crossing to the overbough zone for 1 day (weak signal). The RSI reading last Friday was 61.48. Procter & Gamble stock just moved a 0.96% since then

    PG stock RSI chart

    Procter & Gamble stock price history

    Procter & Gamble IPO was on Jan 2nd, 1962 at $0.00 per share1. Since then, PG stock surged by -, with an average of 0.00% per year. An investment of $1,000USD on Jan 1962 would worth $inf nowadays.

    1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits

    PG stock price history chart

    Price target for Procter & Gamble stock

    Nobody can predict how much a stock will be priced tomorrow. However, many stock price predictions are issued every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts.

    Along with buy or sell recommendations, brokerage institutions publish their price estimates based on the stock price action and the company fundamental data. Most of these forecasts follow the publication of new fundamental data by the company, and many times. If you are a small investor you should not buy or sell based on these price targets.

    Averaging all price targets exposed below, the estimated price for Procter & Gamble stock is $154.75. Procter & Gamble closed at $138.01 last Friday, that is a 10.82% than the forecasted price.

    Procter & Gamble stock price predictions
    Brokerage firmPrice target
    Apr 21st, 2021
    Citigroup Not available
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $159.00$158.00
    Apr 22nd, 2021
    JPMorgan Chase & Co. $153.00$148.00
    Apr 26th, 2021
    Morgan Stanley $165.00$155.00
    Apr 27th, 2021
    Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft $159.00$158.00

    Earnings and financials

    Procter & Gamble ($PG) hosted the shareholders call and released the report in mid-April. PG topped Wall St estimates and reported of $1.26, that is a 5.88% increase versus the previous estimates of $1.19. However, reported sales of $18.1 billion were in line with analysts forecasts.

    Compared to the same quarter one year ago, EPS was $1.17, so current EPS means a increase of 7.69%. Turnover inched a 5.20% on an annualized basis in the , from $172.1B to $181.1B last quarter.

    PG ($PG) presents earnings report next July. Expected for this quarter is $1.09, compared to $1.26 that was reported for Q3.

    Procter & Gamble competitors

    Procter & Gamble belongs to the Consumer Staples sector and the Household & Personal Products industry, where it has industry peers.

    Procter & Gamble main competitors are:

    Procter & Gamble competitors
    CompanyMarket capRatingBullish ratings1
    Procter & Gamble ($PG) $316.2B Buy 4
    Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) $420.2B Neutral 0
    Estee Lauder ($EL) $104.8B Strong buy 16
    Colgate-Palmolive ($CL) $64.3B Neutral 0
    Kimberly-Clark ($KMB) $44.8B Buy 1
    Clorox ($CLX) $23.4B Neutral 0
    Church & Dwight ($CHD) $20.3B Neutral 0

    1 In the last 30 days.

    Procter & Gamble performance

    To better understand Procter & Gamble stock performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry.. For Procter & Gamble, the benchmark is made against Johnson & Johnson, Estee Lauder, Colgate-Palmolive, Kimberly-Clark, Clorox and Church & Dwight.

    PG performance compared
    Procter & Gamble ($PG) 0.90% 8.50% -1.80%
    Johnson & Johnson ($JNJ) 5.50% 2.80% 16.80%
    Estee Lauder ($EL) -4.30% 1.70% 20.10%
    Colgate-Palmolive ($CL) 3.90% 7.70% -0.60%
    Kimberly-Clark ($KMB) -3.90% 2.80% -1.20%
    Clorox ($CLX) -4.90% -1.60% -10.40%
    Church & Dwight ($CHD) 0.90% 7.30% 1.40%

    The opinions given in this article are personal and should not be followed as recommendations for you to buy or sell shares. The author of this paper does not have any knowledge of the specific situations of the reader, his or her own financial statements or his or her own best interests at any given time. All users should speak with their financial advisor before buying or selling any securities Comments are provided for educative reasons only

    PG summary

    Friday, May 14th, 2021
    Day range$137.67 - $139.1
    Previous close$137.72
    Session gain0.21%
    Average true range$2.48
    50d mov avg$132.85
    100d mov avg$131.67
    200d mov avg$134.02
    Earnings dateJuly 29th, 2021

    Frequently asked questions

    What is Procter & Gamble stock symbol?

    The Procter & Gamble Company is a public company trading in the US stock market with the PG symbol

    Is Procter & Gamble stock a buy or sell?

    Procter & Gamble received 5 ratings in the last 30 days: 4 bullish, 0 bearish and 1 neutral.

    Will PG go up?

    Procter & Gamble had different price forecasts published by market analysts in the last 4 weeks setting the target price to $154.75. That is a 12.13% than the current price ($138.01).