|Bid||0.00 x 1800|
|Ask||0.00 x 1800|
|Day's range||78.90 - 79.47|
|52-week range||70.73 - 94.67|
|PE ratio (TTM)||21.06|
|Earnings date||31 Jul 2018|
|Forward dividend & yield||2.87 (3.62%)|
|1y target est||81.17|
Procter & Gamble (PG), which is already reeling under pressure from inflation in commodities and the tough retail environment, faces a new challenge. In retaliation for President Trump’s increased tariff on steel and aluminum, Canada imposed a 10% surtax on a variety of products being imported from the US.
Procter & Gamble Co. says keeping production local will minimize the impact of tariff wars in some of its biggest markets. As in its home market, P&G uses local plants for more than 90 percent of its production in China and the European Union, said spokesman Damon Jones. “We’re not expecting any significant finished product hits in those markets,” Jones said in an interview Thursday.
Commodities have played a major role in recent rising inflation. Leading asset management company Goldman Sachs has a bullish view on commodities and thinks commodities are set for a strong rally. At the same time, asset management company Jefferies thinks that some stocks will be under pressure due to rising commodity prices.
the Dow Jones closed above its 50-day moving average for the first time in nearly three weeks, a positive sign for its short-term momentum trend. As such, its proxy version DIA is in the spotlight heading into the earnings season.
Five analysts have downgraded Procter & Gamble (PG) in the past three months. In April, ten analysts maintained a “buy” rating on Procter & Gamble stock. Now, only five analysts have a “buy” rating on Procter & Gamble.
Procter & Gamble (PG) has seen its margins contract in the past several quarters. Procter & Gamble’s investment in price to drive the volume of Gillette blades and razors amid increased competition is taking a toll on organic sales and profit margins. Inflation in key commodities and higher transportation costs are expected to more than offset the benefits from improved volumes and productivity savings.
As consumers threatened boycotts, retailers and fast-moving consumer goods brands scrambled to occupy the high ground. In January, the UK supermarket chain Iceland pledged to go plastic-free on its own-label range, and Pret A Manger doubled its discount for customers bringing re-usable cups to 50p.
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Late last year, Procter & Gamble and activist investor Trian Fund Management—combatants in the most expensive and contentious proxy battle in U.S. history—took their fight to the “snake pit,” a rarely used venue where close proxy votes are resolved. For three weeks, 30 participants, including proxy solicitors and outside counsel for both P&G (PG) and Trian faced off across a table in a nondescript 13th-floor conference room in a business center in downtown Wilmington, Del. Lining the walls were scores of legal boxes stuffed with printed proxy cards representing most of the roughly two billion votes cast to decide whether Trian CEO Nelson Peltz, who was pushing for corporate changes, would be elected to the board. Representatives from each side, along with an election inspector—no principals are allowed—review contested proxies day after day, in this case roughly 100,000 of the cards that let shareholders be heard on everything from new board members to proposed mergers without having to attend annual meetings.
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Stocks of Procter & Gamble (PG), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Clorox (CLX), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) are trading at forward PE multiples that are well below their historical averages. For instance, Procter & Gamble’s current forward PE multiple of 18.4x is 10% lower than its four-year historical average of 20.5x. Colgate-Palmolive’s current forward PE multiple of 20.6x is 12% lower than its historical average of 23.3x.
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Procter & Gamble (PG) stock has a rich history of enhancing shareholders’ returns through dividends and share repurchases. Procter & Gamble (PG) returned ~$22.0 billion and $16.0 billion to its shareholders in fiscal 2017 and fiscal 2016, respectively, in the form of dividends and share repurchases.
The stock prices of consumer product giants Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Procter & Gamble (PG), Clorox (CLX), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) offer high dividend yields. These companies have consistently increased their dividends for more than 25 years, earning the status of dividend aristocrats.
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