Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL): Find Out What Insiders Are Doing

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) finished Tuesday with an addition of $0.68 to close at $75.10, an upside of 0.91 percent. An average of 4,112,840 shares of common stock have been traded in the last five days. There was a fall of -$1.98 in the past week. The last 20 days have seen an average of 3,896,125 shares traded, while the 50-day average volume stands at 3,729,178.

CL stock has decreased by -2.34% in the last month. The company shares reached their 1-month lowest point of $74.01 on 10/06/21. With the stock rallying to its 52-week high on 01/04/21, shares of the company touched a low of $74.14 and a high of $86.41 in 52 weeks. In spite of this, the price is down -13.09% from the 52-week high.

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Insider Transactions

23 days have passed since Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) last reported insider trading activity. Massey Sally, who is Chief Human Resources Officer, most recently acquired $610 shares at $77.18 per share on Sep 14. In this transaction, the insider spent $47,079. Chief of Staff, Kooyman John W, disposed of 635 shares at a price of $77.18 on Sep 14. The insider now owns more than $49,008 worth of shares. Prior to that, Vice President and Controller Shotts Philip G. went on to Sale 12,737 shares at $79.95 each on Aug 16. An amount of $1,018,323 was transacted.

Valuation Metrics

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) has a trailing price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.53, which compares with the 18.75 for the broader industry and 24.51 for the sector. This means investors are optimistic about the stock’s future prospects. In the last five years, Colgate-Palmolive Company’s PE ratio has ranged between 47.75 and 21.44. The stock’s beta is 0.59. Other valuation ratios to consider include the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio at 3.71, the price-to-book (PB) ratio at 136.55, and the price-to-cash flow ratio at 63.60.

Colgate-Palmolive Company pays a $1.80 dividend per share annually. It offers a dividend yield of 2.40%. The company has a payout ratio of 55.20%. The company’s most recent quarterly dividend payment was $0.45 a share, without any change from last year. Its dividend has been increased for the last 59 consecutive years with the latest increase dividend $0.01 reported on Thursday March 11 2021. Dividends have grown by 10.06% each year over the last three years.

Colgate-Palmolive Company will next go ex-dividend on 20-Oct-2021. The next dividend payment Colgate-Palmolive Company will make is expected to be $0.45.

The quick ratio of Colgate-Palmolive Company for the three months ended June 29 was 0.70, and the current ratio was 1.10, indicating that the company is able to meet its debt obligations. Further, the company has a long term debt to equity ratio of 17.14 and a total debt to equity ratio of 17.17 for the quarter ending June 29. On the profitability front, the trailing 12-month gross margin is 60.70% against a 5-year average of 59.9%. Colgate-Palmolive Company’s EBITDA margin for the year ending June 29 is 27.02%, while its operating margin for the same period stands at 23.30%. Its gross profit as reported stood at $10.02 billion compared to revenue of $16.47 billion.

For investors, determining the potential profitability of the investment also depends on the performance of the company’s management. In the past 12 months, Colgate-Palmolive Company’s return on assets was 17.30%, compared to 18.2% over the last five years. For the broader industry, ROE averaged 12.06 over the past year.

Earnings Surprise

In the quarter under review, the net income was down than the previous quarter. The company posted a net income of $4.26 billion in the quarter, while revenues of $4.34 billion were grew 8.52%. The analyst consensus anticipated Colgate-Palmolive Company’s latest quarter earnings to come in at $0.8 per share, but it turned out to be $0.8, a 0.00% surprise. For the quarter, EBITDA amounted to $1.13 billion. Shareholders own equity worth $843.51 million.

Technical Picture

From a technical analysis perspective, let’s take a brief look at Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) price momentum. RSI 9-day as of the close on 05 October was 38.37%, suggesting the stock is Neutral, with historical volatility in this time frame at 15.64%.

As of today, CL’s price is $75.15 -2.57% or -$1.98 from its 5-day moving average. CL is currently trading -3.45% lower than its 20-day SMA and -10.12% lower than its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is -10.54% below the SMA50 and -12.60% below the SMA200.

The stochastic %K and %D were 16.03% and 13.43%, respectively, and the average true range (ATR) was 1.02. With the 14-day stochastic at 32.49% and the average true range at 1.00, the RSI (14) stands at 38.06%. The stock has reached -0.84 on the 9-day MACD Oscillator while the 14-day reading was at -1.08.

Analyst Ratings

The consensus rating for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) among analysts is Hold. According to current brokerage recommendations, 1 brokerage firm advise that investors sell CL, while 11 suggest investors hold. There are 2 analysts who rate the stock as underweight. The stock is rated overweight by 1 analysts, while 7 others rate it as a “buy”.

What is CL’s price target for the next 12 months?

Analysts predict a range of price targets between $74.00 and $98.00, with a median target of $88.00. Taking a look at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock is $87.26.


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