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How to buy The Procter-and-Gamble Company stock | $143.55

Learn how to easily invest in The Procter-and-Gamble Company stock.

The Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is a leading household & personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at $143.80 after a previous close of $144.19. During the day the price has varied from a low of $143.09 to a high of $144.45. The latest price was $143.55 (25 minute delay). The Procter-and-Gamble Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 101,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How to invest in Procter & Gamble directly

P&G allows you to buy shares directly from the company through a Direct Stock Purchase Plan. Here’s how to do it:

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Note: The minimum investment is $250 or five recurring automatic investments at $50 each. Also, you’ll pay a $15 fee for the initial purchase plus $0.03 per share.

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The Procter-and-Gamble Company stock price (NYSE: PG)

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The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-09-24.
Previous close$144.19
Change $-0.64
Change % -0.4439%
Volume 5,009,363
Information last updated 2021-09-24.
52-week range$120.01 - $146.36
50-day moving average $143.64
200-day moving average $137.43
Wall St. target price$153.00
PE ratio 26.2127
Dividend yield $3.242 (2.25%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $5.50

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Is it a good time to buy The Procter-and-Gamble Company stock?

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The Procter-and-Gamble Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $143.55 from 2021-09-24

1 week (2021-09-17) -0.55%
1 month (2021-08-26) 0.79%
3 months (2021-06-25) 6.40%
6 months (2021-03-26) 5.98%
1 year (2020-09-25) 4.31%
2 years (2019-09-25) 16.69%
3 years (2018-09-25) 72.70%
5 years (2016-09-23) 63.57%

Is The Procter-and-Gamble Company under- or over-valued?

Valuing The Procter-and-Gamble Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Procter-and-Gamble Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's P/E ratio

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 26x. In other words, The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares trade at around 26x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's PEG ratio

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.7997. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Procter-and-Gamble Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's EBITDA

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $21.5 billion.

The EBITDA is a measure of a The Procter-and-Gamble Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company financials

Revenue TTM $76.1 billion
Operating margin TTM 24.69%
Gross profit TTM $39.1 billion
Return on assets TTM 9.79%
Return on equity TTM 30.69%
Profit margin 18.79%
Book value $18.73
Market capitalisation $350.1 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Shorting The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares

There are currently 17.5 million The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Procter-and-Gamble Company's "short interest". This figure is 0.7% down from 17.6 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares can be evaluated.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares traded daily (recently around 5.7 million). The Procter-and-Gamble Company's SIR currently stands at 3.07. In other words for every 100,000 The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3070 shares are currently held short.

However The Procter-and-Gamble Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Procter-and-Gamble Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0072% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares, roughly 7 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Procter-and-Gamble Company.

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The Procter-and-Gamble Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Procter-and-Gamble Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 25.68

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Procter-and-Gamble Company's overall score of 25.68 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Procter-and-Gamble Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 12.71/100

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's environmental score of 12.71 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Procter-and-Gamble Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's social score

Social score: 10.97/100

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's social score of 10.97 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that The Procter-and-Gamble Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's governance score

Governance score: 11.51/100

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that The Procter-and-Gamble Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Procter-and-Gamble Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that The Procter-and-Gamble Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

The Procter & Gamble Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 25.68
Total ESG percentile 39.95
Environmental score 12.71
Environmental score percentile 5
Social score 10.97
Social score percentile 5
Governance score 11.51
Governance score percentile 5
Level of controversy 3

The Procter-and-Gamble Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 58.67% of net profits

Recently The Procter-and-Gamble Company has paid out, on average, around 58.67% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.41% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Procter-and-Gamble Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.41% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Procter-and-Gamble Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.242 per share.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 21 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have The Procter-and-Gamble Company's shares ever split?

The Procter-and-Gamble Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 20 June 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Procter-and-Gamble Company's share price.

The Procter-and-Gamble Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, The Procter-and-Gamble Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $120.0129 up to $146.36. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Procter-and-Gamble Company's is 0.4209. This would suggest that The Procter-and-Gamble Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

The Procter-and-Gamble Company overview

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. It operates in five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products under the Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Pantene, Rejoice, Olay, Old Spice, Safeguard, Secret, and SK-II brands. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio. .

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of The Procter-and-Gamble Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.107% of The Procter-and-Gamble Company shares are held by insiders and 65.483% by institutions.
How many people work for The Procter-and-Gamble Company?
Latest data suggests 101,000 work at The Procter-and-Gamble Company.
When does the fiscal year end for The Procter-and-Gamble Company?
The Procter-and-Gamble Company's fiscal year ends in June.
Where is The Procter-and-Gamble Company based?
The Procter-and-Gamble Company's address is: One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 45202
What is The Procter-and-Gamble Company's ISIN number?
The Procter-and-Gamble Company's international securities identification number is: US7427181091
What is The Procter-and-Gamble Company's CUSIP number?
The Procter-and-Gamble Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 742718109

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