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How to buy Procter-and-Gamble Company stock
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Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is a leading household & personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at $144.24 after a previous close of $143.79. During the day the price has varied from a low of $143.40 to a high of $146.25. The latest price was $146.11 (25 minute delay). 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
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- PG shares summary
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- Is PG stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is PG suitable for ethical investing?
- Are PG shares over-valued?
- Procter-and-Gamble Company's financials
- How volatile are PG shares?
- Does Procter-and-Gamble Company pay a dividend?
- Have PG shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Procter-and-Gamble Company stock price (NYSE: PG)Use our graph to track the performance of PG stocks over time.
Procter-and-Gamble Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||$129.50 - $164.90|
|50-day moving average||$149.81|
|200-day moving average||$151.22|
|Wall St. target price||$164.11|
|Dividend yield||$3.479 (2.76%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$5.72|
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Is it a good time to buy Procter-and-Gamble Company stock?
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Procter-and-Gamble Company price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||1.22%|
|1 month (2022-06-03)||0.15%|
|3 months (2022-03-31)||-4.38%|
|6 months (2022-01-04)||-10.62%|
|1 year (2021-07-02)||7.51%|
|2 years (2020-07-02)||20.87%|
|3 years (2019-07-03)||28.08%|
|5 years (2017-07-03)||66.53%|
Is Procter-and-Gamble Company stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Procter-and-Gamble Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Procter-and-Gamble Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Procter-and-Gamble Company's P/E ratio
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 25x. In other words, Procter-and-Gamble Company shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Procter-and-Gamble Company's PEG ratio
Procter-and-Gamble Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.0537. 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 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.
Procter-and-Gamble Company's EBITDA
Procter-and-Gamble Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $21.5 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Procter-and-Gamble Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Procter-and-Gamble Company financials
|Revenue TTM||$79.6 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||23.45%|
|Gross profit TTM||$39.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||9.85%|
|Return on equity TTM||31.6%|
|Market capitalisation||$346.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
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 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.
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 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 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.).
Procter-and-Gamble Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 12.71/100
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 Procter-and-Gamble Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Procter-and-Gamble Company's social score
Social score: 10.97/100
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 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.
Procter-and-Gamble Company's governance score
Governance score: 11.51/100
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 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.
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. Procter-and-Gamble Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Procter-and-Gamble Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||25.68|
|Total ESG percentile||39.95|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Procter-and-Gamble Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 61.48% of net profits
Recently Procter-and-Gamble Company has paid out, on average, around 61.48% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.76% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Procter-and-Gamble Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.76% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Procter-and-Gamble Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.479 per share.
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.
Procter-and-Gamble Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Procter-and-Gamble Company's shares ever split?
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 Procter-and-Gamble Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Procter-and-Gamble Company shares which in turn could have impacted Procter-and-Gamble Company's share price.
Procter-and-Gamble Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Procter-and-Gamble Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $129.5 up to $164.9. 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 Procter-and-Gamble Company's is 0.3861. This would suggest that Procter-and-Gamble Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
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. .
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Procter-and-Gamble Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.117% of Procter-and-Gamble Company shares are held by insiders and 65.787% by institutions. How many people work for Procter-and-Gamble Company?
Latest data suggests 101,000 work at Procter-and-Gamble Company. When does the fiscal year end for Procter-and-Gamble Company?
Procter-and-Gamble Company's fiscal year ends in June. Where is Procter-and-Gamble Company based?
Procter-and-Gamble Company's address is: One Procter & Gamble Plaza, Cincinnati, OH, United States, 45202 What is Procter-and-Gamble Company's ISIN number?
Procter-and-Gamble Company's international securities identification number is: US7427181091 What is Procter-and-Gamble Company's CUSIP number?
Procter-and-Gamble Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 742718109
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