1. As of noon trading, Procter & Gamble ( PG) is up $0.52 (0.7%) to $78.71 on light volume. Thus far, 2.4 million shares of Procter & Gamble exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 9.4 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $78.01-$78.91 after having opened the day at $78.24 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $78.19. The Procter & Gamble Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells branded consumer packaged goods. The company operates through five segments: Beauty, Grooming, Health Care, Fabric Care and Home Care, and Baby Care and Family Care. Procter & Gamble has a market cap of $211.1 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. Shares are down 4.0% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Thursday. Currently there are 9 analysts who rate Procter & Gamble a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 7 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Procter & Gamble as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, largely solid financial position with reasonable debt levels by most measures, expanding profit margins and increase in stock price during the past year. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. Get the full Procter & Gamble Ratings Report now. 3x UPSIDE POTENTIAL: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12 months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK).