After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. After-hours trades for Procter & Gamble Co. (PG) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$0.02, or -0.01%, to $152.44. The Procter & Gamble Co. has recorded 1,125,659 volume in the after hours trading session. Yahoo Finance discussed the stock recently as it posted Gillette & Braun sign Major Partnership with Movember.
PG belongs to the Consumer Defensive sector of the NYSE while operating in the Household & Personal Products industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $152.46 and fluctuated between $152.90 as its day high and $151.45 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Procter & Gamble Co. is $359.33B. A total of 6.3 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 5.61M shares.
Investors also take into account insider trades in predicting how the stock will perform in the future. During the recent three months, PG has seen 26 BUY and 29 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 209,789 and the disposition of 127,071 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 74 BUYs and 76 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 415,793 shares during that period but sold 377,151.
In the most recent transaction, Schulten Andre sold 40,298 shares of PG for 150.61 per share on Nov 06. After the transaction, the Chief Financial Officer now owns 36,460 company shares. In a previous transaction on Oct 27, Aguilar Moses Victor Javier sold 7,946 shares at 147.09 per share. PG shares that Chf Rsch, Dev & Innov Officer owns now total 12,719.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Keith R. Alexandra disposed of 1,868 shares on Oct 24 at a per-share price of $150.00. This resulted in the CEO – Beauty holding 24,438 shares of PG after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Whaley Susan Street sold 693 shares at $150.00 per share on Oct 24. Company shares held by the Chief Legal Officer & Secy now total 11,742.
Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Procter & Gamble Co. pays an annual dividend of $3.83, resulting in a dividend yield of 2.51%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.79. PG’s most recent ex-dividend date was 10/19/2023 when it declared a $0.9407 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 11/15/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 8/15/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 7/20/2023. The PG stock dividend was $0.9407 per share in cash.
While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for PG in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $165.37 with high estimates of $177.00 and low estimates of $139.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, PG has a high of $158.38 and a low of $135.83.
As of this writing, PG has an earnings estimate of $1.7 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.74 per share and a lower estimate of $1.62. The company reported an EPS of $1.37 in the last quarter, which was 3.80% higher than expectations of $1.32.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using this information. PG’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $7.21B in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2022. There were $31.49B in debt and $33.08B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $19.89, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $46.85B.
There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for PG is Buy with a score of 4.18.