Shares of Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL – Get Free Report) have been assigned a consensus recommendation of “Moderate Buy” from the twelve ratings firms that are currently covering the firm, MarketBeat reports. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have issued a buy rating on the company. The average 1 year target price among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $82.57.
A number of research firms recently issued reports on CL. Sanford C. Bernstein lowered their target price on Colgate-Palmolive from $82.00 to $76.00 in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Bank of America lowered their target price on Colgate-Palmolive from $85.00 to $75.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 17th. HSBC began coverage on Colgate-Palmolive in a report on Friday, September 22nd. They set a “buy” rating and a $84.00 target price on the stock. Barclays lowered their target price on Colgate-Palmolive from $81.00 to $73.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered their target price on Colgate-Palmolive from $85.00 to $81.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, October 12th.
Insider Buying and Selling at Colgate-Palmolive
Institutional Investors Weigh In On Colgate-Palmolive
Institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Tucker Asset Management LLC acquired a new stake in Colgate-Palmolive in the 1st quarter worth approximately $27,000. OFI Invest Asset Management acquired a new stake in Colgate-Palmolive in the 3rd quarter worth approximately $25,000. Register Financial Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive during the first quarter worth approximately $30,000. Quarry LP lifted its holdings in shares of Colgate-Palmolive by 48.2% during the second quarter. Quarry LP now owns 446 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the last quarter. Finally, West Tower Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive during the second quarter worth approximately $36,000. 78.36% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
Colgate-Palmolive Price Performance
Shares of NYSE CL opened at $75.47 on Tuesday. Colgate-Palmolive has a fifty-two week low of $67.62 and a fifty-two week high of $82.09. The firm’s 50-day simple moving average is $72.93 and its 200 day simple moving average is $75.15. The company has a quick ratio of 0.74, a current ratio of 1.16 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 21.40. The stock has a market cap of $62.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 39.31, a P/E/G ratio of 3.35 and a beta of 0.46.
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL – Get Free Report) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.80 by $0.06. Colgate-Palmolive had a net margin of 8.29% and a return on equity of 533.40%. The business had revenue of $4.92 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.81 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $0.74 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 10.3% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts expect that Colgate-Palmolive will post 3.21 EPS for the current year.
Colgate-Palmolive Dividend Announcement
The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were paid a dividend of $0.48 per share. The ex-dividend date was Friday, October 20th. This represents a $1.92 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.54%. Colgate-Palmolive’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 100.00%.
Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment offers toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin health products, dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, and other related items.
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