Procter & Gamble Buy, Sell, or Hold Overview • About Procter & Gamble • Stock Information • Stock Growth • Buy, Sell, or Hold? • Final Thoughts What is Procter & Gamble • Since 1837, Procter & Gamble has become the Growth of $10,000 04-27-04 world's largest consumer-product company, with a stable of famous brands. It has nearly 300 brands worldwide, with 12 that generate more than $1 billion each in annual sales and account for 50% of total sales. • They include Bounty paper towels, Charmin toilet paper, Tide laundry detergent, Pantene shampoo, Iams pet food, Cover Girl cosmetics, Folgers coffee, and Pringles potato chips. Stock Information • From 2000 to 2003, the Sales % on stock in PG has increased from 4.8 to 7.8 • Earnings/Share % has increased from a - 4.6 to 19.4. • Morningstar Stock Grade Ratings: – Growth A- – Profitability A – Financial Health A Stock Growth 35 30 25 20 15 Stock Increase 10 +/- Industry 5 +/- S&P 500 0 -5 -10 -15 2001 2002 2003 2004 Buy, Sell or Hold • With this stock a holder can buy, sell or hold and make money. • The growth of the stock value has slowed since its boom in the last 3 years but it is still growing. • Holding or Buying would be my suggestion considering the increase in value. However if one were seeking to make some quick cash, they could sell and make a profit. Final Thoughts • Procter & Gamble is a company that has had good growth in the last few years, which is a really good sign if you are a stockholder. • Nevertheless, the stock does not seem risky because the company is comprised of many large billion dollar corporations that seem to be growing as well. • Finally, the stock received no lower than an A- according to Morningstar Stock Grades. • With these facts in mind, the sky is the limit.
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