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CLOSING UPDATE: Procter and Gamble decreases 0.6%, led Nondurable household products sector lower all day 12 January 2018 17:56 EST

NEWS BITES - NORTH AMERICA

This is an end of day Alert, produced after today's NYSE market close. It concludes the BSS News Bites intra-day Alert series (summaries below).

Procter and Gamble, NYSE's largest nondurable household products company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.6% to trade at $US89.61 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which weakened 9.8 points (or 0.5%) to 1,882.2. Representing a weighting of about 78.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 90.3% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 85% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 84% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 18.7 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.3%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The price decreased 1.8% in the last week and 0.3% in the last month.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 1.25 [0.5]

+ Return on Equity 18.3% [22.4%]

+ Return on Assets 8.5% [9.9%]

Other Bearish Signals include:

+ Net profit margin has averaged 14.2% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 14.8% and suggests a low margin of safety.

+ As per the Du Pont analysis, Return on Equity of 18.3% is lower than sector average of 22.4%.

Note

Bullish Signals:

Interest cover is less leveraged at 29.5 times.

Total Liabilities/EBITDA of 4.7 is less than the Joseph Piotroski benchmark of <5.

Tobin's Q Ratio is 1.9. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Fundamental measures by comparison with the sector average [in brackets] indicate:

Undervaluation:

Return on Capital Employed 15.2% [11.9%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Procter and Gamble decreases 0.6%, leads Nondurable household products sector lower

12 January 2018 13:07 EST

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has decreased 0.6% to trade at $US89.61 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which weakened 10.4 points (or 0.6%) to 1,881.7. Representing a weighting of about 78.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 85.4% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 81% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 1.4 times average so far today.

Morning Alert: Procter and Gamble decreases 0.2%, leads Nondurable household products sector lower

12 January 2018 11:20 EST

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has decreased 0.2% to trade at $US90.0 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which weakened 3.3 points (or 0.2%) to 1,888.7. Representing a weighting of about 78.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 72.5% of today's loss. Trading volume was 1.3 times average so far today.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Procter and Gamble decreases 0.4%, led Nondurable household products sector lower

11 January 2018 17:56 EST

Procter and Gamble, NYSE's largest nondurable household products company by market capitalisation, has decreased 0.4% to trade at $US90.15 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which weakened 7.1 points (or 0.4%) to 1,892.0. Representing a weighting of about 78.4% of the sector, the stock accounted for 75.0% of today's loss. The shares have underperformed 81% of the market in the past week. Trading volume was 56% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which rose 19.3 points (or 0.7%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.1%.

Afternoon Alert: Procter and Gamble in 3rd consecutive fall, nears one-month low

11 January 2018 13:04 EST

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) slipped further on Thursday, sliding an additional 39.0c (or 0.4%) to trade at $US90.08. The stock decreased 0.73% on Tuesday and 0.64% on Wednesday bringing its 3-day fall to 1.8%. It is now approaching its 28-day low of $US89.92.

The Procter & Gamble Company (N:PG)

ISIN: US7427181091

PermID: 4295903247

CIK: 80424

CUSIP: 742718109

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