PG - The Procter & Gamble Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
106.01
-0.04 (-0.04%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT

105.90 -0.13 (-0.12%)
Pre-Market: 4:55AM EDT

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Previous Close106.05
Open106.13
Bid105.83 x 1300
Ask105.90 x 3000
Day's Range105.74 - 107.20
52 Week Range70.73 - 107.20
Volume8,727,914
Avg. Volume8,720,685
Market Cap265.193B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.22
PE Ratio (TTM)25.78
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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The 10-day moving average remains at 0.59.Options traders flocked to the following three stocks: Proctor & Gamble (NYSE:PG), UnitedHealth Group (NYSE:UNH) and Qualcomm (NASDAQ:QCOM).Let's dig into the details: Proctor & Gamble (PG)The drumbeat of new highs continued for Proctor & Gamble on Tuesday. With the day's gains, the consumer staples stock pushed its year-to-date gains to 15.9%. Chart watchers continue to salivate over the consistency of its uptrend. The series of higher highs and lows has been relentless in 2019, and all major moving averages are rising beneath. * 10 S&P 500 Stocks to Weather the Earnings Storm Despite the substantial rise, PG stock still boasts a meaty dividend at 2.82%, and it is the allure of cash flow that landed the company atop yesterday's leaderboard. Traders harnessed the power of call options for short-term control of PG stock ahead of Wednesday's ex-dividend date. Its next quarterly dividend payment of 74.6 cents will be paid to shareholders.As is usually the case ahead of dividend dates, options traders went cuckoo for call options.On the options trading front, traders came after calls with a vengeance. Activity exploded to 1,232% of the average daily volume, with 204,899 total contracts traded; 85% of the trading came from call options alone.Implied volatility drifted sideways on the session at 20%, which places it at the 40th percentile of its one-year range. Premiums are baking in daily moves of $1.37 or 1.3%. UnitedHealth Group (UNH)Traders played whack-a-mole with UNH stock after the healthcare company reported first-quarter earnings that surpassed expectations. UnitedHealth raked in $3.60 of earnings-per-share on revenue of $60.31 billion. Both metrics topped analyst forecasts.And yet, the early morning gains melted as the recent proposals for "Medicare-for-all" by some Democrats running for president took root. 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