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CLOSING UPDATE: Procter and Gamble hits 52-week low fifth time in one month 20 April 2018 17:58 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, hit a 52-week low of $US73.74 earlier today for the fifth time in the past one month, but later rebounded higher to $US73.80. Trading volume was 1.8 times average at the end of the day. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 23.0 points (or 0.8%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -0.7%.

Technical indicators complementing today's significant downtrend:

+ The negative 0.78 MACD (Moving Average Convergence Divergence) indicator suggests a bearish signal.

+ The stock has underperformed 87% of the NYSE market over the past 6 months.

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

+ The price sank 5.0% in the last week and 4.9% in the last month.

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

Overvaluation:

+ Price/Earnings/Growth of 1.04 [0.4]

+ Return on Equity 18.3% [23.8%]

+ 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 23.8%.

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 1.5. Compared with the rest of the market the stock is undervalued.

Oversold/Bullish:

The 0.1% premium to 12-month low of $US73.74 against the 21.3% discount to high of $US93.80 suggests the decline might be bottoming.

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

Undervaluation:

Dividend yield of 4.7% [4.2%]

Return on Capital Employed 15.2% [12.3%]

TODAY'S ALERTS

Afternoon Alert: Procter and Gamble in 4th consecutive fall, nears a 39-month low

20 April 2018 13:03 EDT

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) slipped further on Friday, sliding an additional $US1.06 (or 1.4%) to trade at $US73.89. The stock decreased 0.29% on Wednesday and 3.27% on Thursday bringing its 4-day fall to 6.0%. It is now approaching its twenty-eight-month low of $US73.74.

Morning Alert: Procter and Gamble in 4th consecutive fall, nears a 39-month low

20 April 2018 11:17 EDT

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) slipped further on Friday, sliding an additional 36.0c (or 0.5%) to trade at $US74.59. The stock decreased 0.29% on Wednesday and 3.27% on Thursday bringing its 4-day fall to 5.1%. It is now approaching its twenty-eight-month low of $US74.01.

RECENT ALERTS

CLOSING UPDATE: Procter and Gamble in 3rd consecutive fall, nears a 39-month low

19 April 2018 18:01 EDT

Procter and Gamble, NYSE's largest nondurable household products company by market capitalisation, slipped further on Thursday, sliding an additional $US2.53 (or 3.3%) to trade at $US74.95. The stock decreased 0.23% on Tuesday and 0.29% on Wednesday bringing its 3-day fall to 4.7%. It is now approaching its twenty-eight-month low of $US74.20. Compared with the S&P 500 Index which fell 15.5 points (or 0.6%) in the day, this represented a relative price change of -2.7%.

Afternoon Alert: Procter and Gamble hits 52-week low fourth time in one month

19 April 2018 13:02 EDT

The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) hit a 52-week low of $US74.20 earlier today for the fourth time in the past one month, but later rebounded higher to $US74.94. Trading volume was 2.4 times average so far today.

The Procter & Gamble Company (N:PG)

ISIN: US7427181091

PermID: 4295903247

CIK: 80424

CUSIP: 742718109

Source: www.BuySellSignals.com