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CLOSING UPDATE: Procter and Gamble decreases 2.0%, led Nondurable household products sector lower 18 June 2018 18:11 EDT

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 2.0% to trade at $US75.84 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which weakened 28.0 points (or 1.8%) to 1,571.3. Representing a weighting of about 78.8% of the sector, the stock accounted for 89.6% of today's loss. Trading volume was 91% of average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 5.9 points (or 0.2%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -1.8%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ In the last three months the stock has hit a new 52-week low ten times, pointing to a significant downtrend.

+ The price dropped 2.2% in the last week.

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

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 1.06 [0.4]

+ Return on Equity 18.3% [23.7%]

+ Return on Assets 8.5% [10.1%]

Other Bearish Signals include:

+ Net profit margin has averaged 14.2% in the last 3 years. This is lower than the sector average of 15% 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 23.7%.

Note

Procter and Gamble today is at a discount of 19.1% to the 12-month high of $US93.80 on 20 Sep, 2017. It is at a premium of 7.2% to the 12-month low of $US70.73 on 02 May, 2018.

Bullish Signals:

The positive 1.04 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bullish signal.

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 1.6. 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% [12.3%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Procter and Gamble drops 2.5%

18 June 2018 13:00 EDT

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) traded on volume of 0.8 times average so far today while the price dropped $US1.94 (or 2.5%) to trade at $US75.44.

Morning Alert: Procter and Gamble decreases 1.7% - underperforming 86% of stocks

18 June 2018 11:16 EDT

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has decreased $US1.33 (or 1.7%) today to trade at $US76.05 and has underperformed 86% of the market in the past six months.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Procter and Gamble increases further 1.0%, led Nondurable household products sector higher

15 June 2018 18:13 EDT

Procter and Gamble, NYSE's largest nondurable household products company by market capitalisation, has increased 1.8% to trade at $US77.38 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which strengthened 25.6 points (or 1.6%) to 1,599.3. Representing a weighting of about 79.0% of the sector, the stock accounted for 88.6% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.9 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 17.7 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price increase of 2.5%.

Afternoon Alert: Procter and Gamble increases 0.8%, leads Nondurable household products sector higher

15 June 2018 13:02 EDT

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) has increased 0.8% to trade at $US76.60 vs. the Nondurable household products sector which strengthened 10.8 points (or 0.7%) to 1,584.5. Representing a weighting of about 78.9% of the sector, the stock accounted for 91.8% of today's gain. Trading volume was 1.5 times average so far today.

The Procter & Gamble Company (N:PG)

ISIN: US7427181091

PermID: 4295903247

CIK: 80424

CUSIP: 742718109

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