126.19 +0.12 (0.10%)
Pre-Market: 7:28AM EST
|Bid||126.07 x 3200|
|Ask||126.31 x 900|
|Day's Range||125.59 - 126.78|
|52 Week Range||89.08 - 126.78|
|Beta (5Y Monthly)||0.38|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||79.79|
|Earnings Date||Jan 22, 2020|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||2.98 (2.37%)|
|Ex-Dividend Date||Jan 21, 2020|
|1y Target Est||128.35|
Kimberly-Clark's (KMB) fourth-quarter 2019 results are likely to reflect gains from Global Restructuring Program and FORCE Program. However, softness in the K-C Professional segment is a worry.
Although corporate earnings growth were negative year over year in the first three quarters, results were far better than initially anticipated.
A few months after David Taylor became CEO of Procter & Gamble Co., he stressed the need to “wow” consumers with innovative products and packaging. Sagging sales of some P&G brands came with the job of chief executive, which he filled near the end of 2015. Market analysts questioned the value of P&G stock to shareholders.
P&G (PG) possesses the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Wall Street rallied following the first phase of the U.S.-China trade pact, with Dow Jones Industrial Average and S&P 500 closing at record highs.
Mega-caps, usually the largest and most established companies in the stock market, tend to be stable, and many of them pay dividends based on their earnings.
Procter & Gamble Ventures staged the Innovation Challenge as a way to draw interest in forming partnerships with early-stage startups.
Procter & Gamble Co. has cast astronaut Nicole Stott in a space-themed Super Bowl commercial that includes broadcast journalist Katie Couric plus TV stars Taraji P. Henson, Busy Phillips and Lilly Singh.
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Former Procter & Gamble Co. executive Ed Shirley has been tapped as executive chairman of Sysco Corp., a food distributor that reported more than $60 billion in revenue for its 2019 fiscal year.
The Board of Directors of The Procter & Gamble Company (NYSE:PG) declared a quarterly dividend of $0.7459 per share on the Common Stock and on the Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock of the Company, payable on or after February 18, 2020 to Common Stock shareholders of record at the close of business on January 24, 2020, and to Series A and Series B ESOP Convertible Class A Preferred Stock shareholders of record at the start of business on January 24, 2020.
Procter & Gamble Co. plans to begin selling a $230 electric toothbrush that includes a voice-controlled Alexa smart speaker built into the charger base.
Former Procter & Gamble Co. manager Nicki Sheard has been hired as chief marketing officer of BBC Studios, the television production and distribution company that’s the commercial subsidiary of the British Broadcasting Corp. Sheard began her career with the Cincinnati-based maker of consumer goods such as Pampers diapers (NYSE: PG). Beginning in March, she will lead efforts to commercially exploit the brand portfolio of BBC Studios, which includes TV shows such as “Doctor Who,” “Top Gear” and "Strictly Come Dancing/Dancing With The Stars.” Sheard will oversee the BBC Studios master brand and sub-brands around the world, including the BBC Earth, BBC First and BBC Brit channel brands.
Lamb Weston (LW) is focused on efficient price/mix, buyouts and capacity expansion efforts. Further, the company is gaining from its LTO innovation.
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Procter & Gamble Co. has expanded the product line for the Bevel brand, which focuses on health and beauty products for people of color.
Quibi is making a big push in a fledgling market amid furious competition between some of the world’s biggest media names for streaming customers. Its hope is it will resonate with a younger audience as an alternative in terms of content approach and delivery.
Procter & Gamble's (PG) second-quarter fiscal 2020 results are likely to reflect gains from organic sales and growth initiatives. Adverse currency might have been a drag.
Colgate (CL) witnesses soft margins on increased raw material costs, higher SG&A expenses and currency woes. However, its innovation plans, savings program and expansion strategies might help.
McCormick (MKC) is on track with the CCI program to boost savings. Also, the company's focus on new product launches is augmenting its market share.
Equities backed off record highs Friday after the December employment report proved to be a dud, showing the addition of just 145,000 new roles in the final month of 2019, well below the 160,000 new jobs economists were expecting. Unemployment remained at 3.5%.Source: Charts Provided by Finviz * The S&P 500 lost 0.29% * The Dow Jones Industrial Average inched lower by 0.46% * The Nasdaq Composite retreated by 0.27% * On a day that should have favored defensive fare, Pfizer (NYSE:PFE) paced the Dow with a gain of 1.41%In addition to the jobs number missing estimates and the already low jobless rate holding steady, wages rose just 2.9% last month, below the 3.1% economists expected. In better news, the broader unemployment rate, the one that includes discouraged workers and the underemployed, fell to 6.7%.The October and November numbers were revised slightly lower, adding to the headwinds for riskier assets today. All that taken into account, declines for the major averages to close the week were palatable, though just nine of the Dow's 30 members were in the green in late trading.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips Pfizer the FantasticAmong the five largest domestic pharmaceuticals stocks, Pfizer was the biggest dog in 2019, but every dog has its day, eventually. That moment could be arriving for Pfizer. * 7 Earnings Reports to Watch Next Week Upon shedding its generic drugs unit view the Mylan (NYSE:MYL) transaction announced last year, Pfizer is "set to emerge is a best-in-class growth story on [its] smaller, more innovative base," RBC Capital Markets analyst Randall Stanicky said in a recent note.On Thursday, Pfizer reached a deal with eFFECTOR Therapeutics calling for a $15 million upfront payment and up to $492 million down the road that gives Pfizer some exposure to the elusive eIF4E market; eIF4E is found in a range of cancers.Effector has zotatifin, an eIF4A inhibitor, that is in clinical trials for testing in solid tumors. Bad News DuoIn late trading, Boeing (NYSE:BA) and Travelers Companies (NYSE:TRV) were tussling for the dubious distinction of being the Dow's worst-performing name today. In the case of Travelers, the Friday malaise is easy to explain as the stock was downgraded by Keefe, Bruyette & Woods to "underperform" from "market weight." The research also lowered its price target on Travelers to $125 from $144. That new target is below the $135 area at which the stock closed today.Predictably, Boeing's woes today are a bit more complex. Suffice to say company documents revealing that employees described the controversial 737 MAX jet as "designed by clowns, who in turn are supervised by monkeys" and that the now grounded passenger plane was subject to "piss poor design" didn't help Boeing stock today.Those communications are dated April 2017, but despite the age, those comments call into question Boeing's ability to get the 737 MAX back in the skies."We regret the content of these communications, and apologize to the [Federal Aviation Administration], Congress, our airline customers, and to the flying public for them," the company said. Defensive DueAs noted above, today was the type of day when investors favored defensive names, providing some follow through on Thursday's gains by Coca-Cola (NYSE:KO) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). Today's upside for those staples giants was modest, but it was enough to place the stocks among the Dow winners, a small group on Friday to be sure. * 10 Stocks That Every 30-Year-Old Should Buy and Hold Forever Bottom Line on the Dow Jones TodayThe big banks start reporting earnings next week, meaning fourth-quarter earnings season is upon us. On that note, the bar has been lowered for companies in nearly every sector, meaning they had better exceed these lowered estimates."In terms of estimate revisions for companies in the S&P 500, analysts made larger cuts than average to earnings estimates for Q4 2019 during the quarter," said FactSet in a note earlier today. "On a per-share basis, estimated earnings for the fourth quarter decreased by 4.7% from September 30 through December 31. This percentage decline was larger than the five-year average (-3.3%), the 10-year average (-3.1%), and the 15-year average (-4.4%) for a quarter."As of this writing, Todd Shriber did not own any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * The Top 15 Stocks to Buy in 2020 * The 7 Most Important Companies That Didn't Survive the 2010s * 4 Mega-Tech Stocks Reaching for the Sky The post Dow Jones Today: Stocks Pinched by Jobs Disappointment appeared first on InvestorPlace.