Analyst Ratings for Procter & Gamble Co. (PG)

Updated: 2017-07-27

An average rating of Overweight has been given to Procter & Gamble Co. (NYSE:PG) by analysts covering the stock. A consensus rating of Overweight was previously issued for PG last month.

22 analysts issued ratings on the stock, where 8 gave PG a buy rating, 2 issued an overweight rating, 10 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 2 gave a sell rating. Today, there are 1 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 0.

Several price targets were given for PG by the analysts covering the stock. The highest price target was 104, implying potential capital gains of 14.69 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 80, implying a possible loss of -11.78 percent. One must be careful with overanalyzing price targets and ratings due to possible conflicts of interest among the analysts releasing them.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates upwards by an average of 0 percent. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -0.63 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised upwards by 0 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.02 percent.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. Over the past month, 3 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 0 analysts revised their estimates downwards. Also over the last month, 3 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 0 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of PG to grow at a rate of 18.84 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Wall Street investors typically prefer a PEG ratio to be smaller than 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. The PEG ratio of PG is 1.37.

In the trailing 52-weeks, PG hit 92.00 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 81.18. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 11.7 percent, and 1.43 percent lower than its 52-week high. PG has a price/earnings ratio of 25.8. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The PG value stock report compares PG to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $228.39 billion. PG's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.