Barclays Believes Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) Won’t Stop Here

Barclays analyst Lauren Lieberman maintained a Buy rating on Procter & Gamble (PGResearch Report) on August 2 and set a price target of $159.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $143.95, close to its 52-week high of $146.92.

According to TipRanks.com, Lieberman is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 1.0% and a 52.4% success rate. Lieberman covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as International Flavors & Fragrances, Coca-Cola Europacific Partners, and Reynolds Consumer Products.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Procter & Gamble is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $153.54, representing an 8.2% upside. In a report issued on July 21, Evercore ISI also maintained a Buy rating on the stock with a $163.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $146.92 and a one-year low of $121.54. Currently, Procter & Gamble has an average volume of 8.23M.

Based on the recent corporate insider activity of 132 insiders, corporate insider sentiment is negative on the stock. This means that over the past quarter there has been an increase of insiders selling their shares of PG in relation to earlier this year. Earlier this month, Gary Coombe, the CEO – Grooming of PG sold 17,872 shares for a total of $2,536,507.

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Procter & Gamble Co. manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods across five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. Some of the popular brands owned by the company include Head & Shoulders, Pantene, Olay, Gillette, Oral-B, Vicks, Ariel, Tide, Pampers, Luvs and Bounty. The company was founded by William Procter and James Gamble in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, OH.