How Does Wall Street Rate Shares Of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)?

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) saw a downside of -0.17% to close Tuesday at $75.67 after subtracting -$0.13 on the day. The 5-day average trading volume is 3,510,840 shares of the company’s common stock. It has gained $76.41 in the past week. An average of 3,889,245 shares of the company has been traded in the last 20 days, and the 50-day average volume stands at 3,560,444.

CL’s 1-month performance is -2.21% or -$1.37 on its low of $74.01 reached on 10/06/21. The company’s shares have touched a 52-week low of $74.01 and high of $86.41, with the stock’s rally to the 52-week high happening on 01/04/21. YTD, CL has lost -11.51% or -$9.84. However, the current price is down -12.43%% from the 52-week high price.

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Insider Transactions

On Sep 14, 29 days have gone by since the last insider trading activity for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL). Massey Sally (Chief Human Resources Officer) most recently sold 610 shares at $77.18 per share on Sep 14. This transaction cost the insider $47,079. Chief of Staff, Kooyman John W, sold 635 shares at a price of $77.18 on Sep 14. Then, on Aug 16, Vice President and Controller Shotts Philip G. sold 12,737 shares at a price of $79.95 per share. This transaction amounted to $1,018,323.

Valuation Metrics

The company’s PE ratio for the last five years has touched a high of 47.26 and a low of 21.44. CL stock has a beta of 0.58. Moving on to other valuation ratios, the trailing price-to-sales (P/S) ratio is 3.74 while the price-to-book (PB) in the most recent quarter is 137.58, with the price to cash flow ratio at 64.08.

Colgate-Palmolive Company pays an annual dividend of $1.80 per share. Its dividend yield is 2.38% and the payout ratio is 55.20%. CL paid $0.45 a share compared with prior rate of $0.45, down 0.0% from last year’s. The company has boosted its dividend for the last 59 consecutive years with the latest dividend increase of $0.01 reported on Thursday March 11 2021. Measured over the last 3 years, the Dividend has been growing by 10.06% yearly.

It is projected that Colgate-Palmolive Company’s next ex-dividend date will be on 20-Oct-2021. CL is expected to distribute $0.45 as its next dividend.

Colgate-Palmolive Company’s quick ratio for the period ended June 29 was 0.70, with the current ratio over the same period at 1.10 meaning that CL stock is not able to fulfill its debt obligations. As well, the company’s long term debt to equity for the quarter ending June 29 was 17.14, while the total debt to equity was 17.17. In terms of profitability, the gross margin trailing 12 months is 60.70%. The trailing 12-month EBITDA margin is 27.02% while for the period ending June 29; Colgate-Palmolive Company’s operating margin was 23.30%. The firm’s gross profit as reported stood at $10.02 billion against revenue of $16.47 billion.

Earnings Surprise

For the quarterly period ending June 29 this year, Net income and sales went down compared to those figures reported in the previous quarter. Net income grew 8.52% to $4.26 billion, while revenue of $4.34 billion was -1.97% off the previous quarter. Analysts expected CL to announce $0.8 per share in earnings in its latest quarter, but it posted $0.8, representing a 0.00% surprise. EBITDA for the quarter stood at more than $1.13 billion. CL stock balance sheet for the quarter ending June 29 shows that total liabilities totaled 15.14 billion, with total debt at $7.97 billion. Shareholders hold equity totaling $843.51 million

Technical Picture

Let’s look briefly at Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) price momentum from a technical analysis perspective. The 9-day relative strength index as at close on 12 October was 46.14% to suggest the stock is trending Neutral, with historical volatility in this time period at 12.91%.

The stock’s 5-day moving average is $75.55, reflecting a +1.68% or $1.25 change from its current price. CL is currently trading -2.11% above its 20-day SMA, -10.01% above its 100-day SMA. However, the stock’s current price level is away from the SMA50 and SMA200 by -4.87% and -11.02% respectively.

Stochastic %K and %D was 49.98% and 47.13% and the average true range (ATR) pointed at 0.94. The RSI (14) points at 43.44%, while the 14-day stochastic is at 49.48% with the period’s ATR at 0.95. The stock’s 9-day MACD Oscillator is pointing at 0.31 and -0.07 on the 14-day charts.

Analyst Ratings

Analysts offering their rating for CL stock have a consensus rating for the stock as Hold. Currently, 1 brokerage advisors rate CL as a “sell,”, while 11 advise that investors “Hold.” 2 analysts have rated the stock as underweight. 1 rates the stock as overweight while 7 have offered a “buy” rating.

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

Analysts have a consensus price target ranging from a low of $74.00 and a high of $98.00, with their median price target at $87.00. Looking at these predictions, the average price target given by analysts is for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock is $87.11.


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