A leader in consumer goods, Procter & Gamble offers products for household care, beauty and grooming, and health and well-being.
Rock solid company
great products, brandname loyalty
Another defensive pick
Because i am was working in Mega Distributor of P&G company in Madurai
Slow steady growth in a time of down markets.
Global diversification + consumer staples + branding expertise = long-term income that won't quit.
The Greece and Euro woes only drove the Dow down about 200 pts. It was a mass sell-off (possibly computer glitch) of Proctor & Gamble that hit the Dow so hard all of a sudden. PG went from $60/share at 2:45pm down to $39 two minutes later and then back up to 58 another 2 minutes after that! It literally dropped 35% in 2 minutes and then gained 74% in the same amount of time. But those 4 minutes of high volatility showed up in the Dow 30 and caused a Domino effect of other selling (like Dow Index funds) causing everyone else to take a hit.This makes PG WAY too unstable to keep shareholders in the short-term.
dawn diswashing detergent will be used to clean the birds in La.... gonna be a run on it!
Nearly everyone who's looking at PG is calling it an outperform stock so it may seem like crowd following for me to join them. I believe it's currently (early May 2010) lagging the S&P because of crowd following in the other direction and that management's rather boring stick-to-the-knitting activity will bring that crowd back around.
Passes Dogs of the Dow screen.
Staples. Dividend. What else do you need when this market rests / retracts?
Too big to fail.... duh
Such strong headwinds with currency, taxation, globalization, population increase and otherwise have a beta of 0.5. They have almost zero legislative risk, competition, or business risk. Besides being one of the easiest companies to run and maintain, they will out pace the S&P by the sheer fact that industries shift over time, but everyone needs their ever increasing product line. Hold period time frame: 5-10 generations.
company may be considering a split to adjust price to a lower base to attract more buyers
We will continue to see a rotation out of defensive issues into economic cyclicals as more people realize that the economy is strengthening. Generally speaking, many of the big/mega-caps are not the place to be....yet!
Similar idea as EL, I believe their strength in "affordable luxuries" will pay off big especially in developing economies like China, where a shift to a domestic focus will occur soon.
55 years of increased dividends
having been built from a business founded in 1837. The Company's business is focused on providing branded consumer packaged goods that sells !
the international business will help to outpace the current US market
Well managed market leader in a conservative sector (consumer staples)
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