PG - The Procter & Gamble Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
106.05
+0.20 (+0.19%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous Close105.85
Open106.02
Bid104.00 x 1200
Ask107.94 x 800
Day's Range105.82 - 106.71
52 Week Range70.73 - 106.71
Volume7,249,033
Avg. Volume8,792,727
Market Cap265.293B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.22
PE Ratio (TTM)25.79
EPS (TTM)4.11
Earnings DateApr 23, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield2.87 (2.76%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-17
1y Target Est101.12
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