How to buy Procter & Gamble Company (PG) shares in Australia
Learn how to easily invest in Procter & Gamble Company shares.
Procter & Gamble Company (PG) is a leading household & personal products business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$150.9 after a previous close of US$151.13. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD150.08 to a high of USD152.175. The latest price was USD151.67 (25 minute delay). Procter & Gamble Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
How to buy shares in Procter & Gamble Company
- Compare share trading platforms. To buy shares in a company listed in the US from Australia you'll need to find a trading platform that offers access to US stock markets. Look for a platform with low brokerage and foreign exchange fees.
- Open and fund your brokerage account. Complete an application with your personal and financial details, which will typically include your ID and tax file number. Fund your account with a bank transfer, credit card or debit card.
- Search for Procter & Gamble Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: PG. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment that matches your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until Procter & Gamble Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying using consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$151.13, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of Procter & Gamble Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of Procter & Gamble Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights.
What's in this guide?
- Procter & Gamble Company key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Procter & Gamble Company stock a buy or sell?
- Procter & Gamble Company performance over time
- Is Procter & Gamble Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Procter & Gamble Company shares over-valued?
- Procter & Gamble Company's financials
- How volatile are Procter & Gamble Company shares?
- Does Procter & Gamble Company pay a dividend?
- Have Procter & Gamble Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Procter & Gamble Company stock price (NYSE:PG)Use our graph to track the performance of PG stocks over time.
Have Procter & Gamble Company's shares ever split?
Procter & Gamble Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 21 June 2004. So if you had owned 1 share the day before the split, the next day you would own 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Procter & Gamble Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Procter & Gamble Company shares which in turn could have impacted Procter & Gamble Company's share price.
Procter & Gamble Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$133.2992 - US$157.387|
|50-day moving average||US$148.989|
|200-day moving average||US$149.277|
|Dividend yield||US$3.708 (2.49%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$6.16|
Procter & Gamble Company price performance over time
|1 week (2023-11-22)||0.43%|
|1 month (2023-10-30)||1.61%|
|3 months (2023-08-30)||-1.54%|
|6 months (2023-05-30)||5.93%|
|1 year (2022-11-30)||1.68%|
|2 years (2021-11-30)||4.90%|
|3 years (2020-11-30)||9.22%|
|5 years (2018-11-30)||60.48%|
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Is it a good time to buy Procter & Gamble Company stock?
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Is Procter & Gamble Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing Procter & Gamble Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Procter & Gamble Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Procter & Gamble Company's P/E ratio
Procter & Gamble Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 25x. In other words, Procter & Gamble Company shares trade at around 25x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Procter & Gamble Company's PEG ratio
Procter & Gamble Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.9823. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Procter & Gamble Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Procter & Gamble Company's EBITDA
Procter & Gamble Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$22.6 billion (£17.9 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Procter & Gamble Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Procter & Gamble Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Procter & Gamble Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$133.2992 up to US$157.387. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta measures a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Procter & Gamble Company's is 0.459. This would suggest that Procter & Gamble Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Procter & Gamble Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$83.3 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||26.36%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$39.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||10.41%|
|Return on equity TTM||33.2%|
|Market capitalisation||US$356.5 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Procter & Gamble Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 60.64% of net profits
Recently Procter & Gamble Company has paid out, on average, around 60.64% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.49% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Procter & Gamble Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.49% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Procter & Gamble Company's case, that would currently equate to about $3.708 per share.
Procter & Gamble Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Procter & Gamble Company's most recent dividend payout was on 15 November 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 October 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").
Procter & Gamble Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Procter & Gamble Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Procter & Gamble Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 25.68
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Procter & Gamble Company's overall score of 25.68 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 40th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Procter & Gamble Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Procter & Gamble Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 12.71/100
Procter & Gamble Company's environmental score of 12.71 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Procter & Gamble Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Procter & Gamble Company's social score
Social score: 10.97/100
Procter & Gamble Company's social score of 10.97 puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Procter & Gamble Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Procter & Gamble Company's governance score
Governance score: 11.51/100
Procter & Gamble Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 5th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Procter & Gamble Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Procter & Gamble Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 3/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Procter & Gamble Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Procter & Gamble Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||25.68|
|Total ESG percentile||39.95|
|Environmental score percentile||5|
|Social score percentile||5|
|Governance score percentile||5|
|Level of controversy||3|
Procter & Gamble Company overview
The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods worldwide. It operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments under the Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Pantene, and Rejoice brands; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products under the Olay, Old Spice, Safeguard, Secret, and SK-II brands. The Grooming segment provides shave care products and appliances under the Braun, Gillette, and Venus brand names. The Health Care segment offers toothbrushes, toothpastes, and other oral care products under the Crest and Oral-B brand names; and gastrointestinal, rapid diagnostics, respiratory, vitamins/minerals/supplements, pain relief, and other personal health care products under the Metamucil, Neurobion, Pepto-Bismol, and Vicks brands. The Fabric & Home Care segment provides fabric enhancers, laundry additives, and laundry detergents under the Ariel, Downy, Gain, and Tide brands; and air care, dish care, P&G professional, and surface care products under the Cascade, Dawn, Fairy, Febreze, Mr. Clean, and Swiffer brands. The Baby, Feminine & Family Care segment offers baby wipes, taped diapers, and pants under the Luvs and Pampers brands; adult incontinence and feminine care products under the Always, Always Discreet, and Tampax brands; and paper towels, tissues, and toilet papers under the Bounty, Charmin, and Puffs brands. The company sells its products primarily through mass merchandisers, e-commerce, grocery stores, membership club stores, drug stores, department stores, distributors, wholesalers, specialty beauty stores, high-frequency stores, pharmacies, electronics stores, and professional channels, as well as directly to consumers. The Procter & Gamble Company was founded in 1837 and is headquartered in Cincinnati, Ohio.
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