Dueling Fools The Procter & Gamble Gambit
Procter & Gamble Price (7/18/00): $58 1/4

A brand master or a conglomerate going through growing pains? This week we take a look at Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). Is the future of the company Sunny Delight or is it time for investors to run for Covergirl?

Two Fools can't seem to agree. Paul Larson (TMF Parlay) is optimistic while Bob Fredeen (TMF Bobdog) is not. The one thing they do have in common is that they will both argue their cases with Zest.

After the bout, vote for the victor then check out our Duel Flashback feature. This week we take a look back at credit cards in the ultimate question: paper or plastic?

The Bull Argument...
P&G is one of the nation's absolute best marketers and innovators when it comes to consumer products. It is one of the bluest of the blue chips that is now trading at a cheap price relative to its long-term prospects. It's well worth taking a closer look at.
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The Bear Argument...
Procter & Gamble is facing several problems right now. Investors have lost faith in management. Sales over the last several years have grown only slightly faster than inflation. Profit growth is slowing as the company faces increased expenses both in terms of the costs to manufacture its products and the costs to run the company.
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The Bull Argument »

 This Week's Duel

  • Introduction
  • The Bull Argument
  • The Bear Argument
  • The Bull Rebuttal
  • The Bear Rebuttal
  • Vote Results
  • Flashback: Plastic

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