Proctor is and has been the all time pos for 5 years, do not buy this pos, no stock is this bad reminds me of intel, sell allyour proctor, and i have had this pos since 72, fired all amng, and half of pg employees and this pos willstill not go up.
You may want to broaden your analysis of P&G. Some facts for you and others: From 2000 to 2009 (10-years), The value increase of P&G (includes stock price appreciation and dividends) increased 34.27% (assumes dividends were not reinvested). This compares favorably to the dow for the same period (-9.30%), the S&P (-24.10%) and Nasdaq (-44.20%). Price appreciation of P&G was 13.13% and dividends added 21.14%. Consequently, the P&G difference compared to the three indices are as follows: DJIA = +43.57% S&P 500 = 58.37% NASDAQ = 78.47% P&G is a stock you can take to the bank and one that will allow you to sleep well at night. Currently P&G is investing in regaining/growing market share. While this was/is expected to affect operating margin and earnings to a degree, the Company is setting the stage for a solid foundation of profitable growth. If it was doing anything else (e.g. trying to maximize only the current quarters), I would be disappointed in their strategy and management. Clearly, I am not!