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Are You a Momentum Investor? This 1 Stock Could Be the Perfect Pick

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Is This 1 Momentum Stock a Screaming Buy Right Now?

Momentum investors, who live by the saying "the trend is your friend," are most interested in taking advantage of upward or downward trends in a stock's price or earnings outlook. Utilizing one-week price change and the monthly percentage change in earnings estimates, among other factors, the Momentum Style Score can help determine favorable times to buy high-momentum stocks.

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Colgate-Palmolive (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company’s business strategy closely defines efforts to increase its leadership in key product categories through innovation in core businesses, tracking adjacent categories growth and expansion into new markets and channels. Due to the shift of consumer preference to organic and natural ingredients, the company is expanding its Naturals range, including Naturals toothpaste. It is ranked as a leading consumer goods company with global household penetration of 61.6%.

CL sits at a Zacks Rank #3 (Hold), holds a Momentum Style Score of A, and has a VGM Score of B. The stock is down 2.5% and up 4.1% over the past one-week and four-week period, respectively, and Colgate-Palmolive has gained 6.4% in the last one-year period as well. Additionally, an average of 5,359,919 shares were traded over the last 20 trading sessions.

Momentum investors don't just pay attention to price changes; positive earnings play a crucial role, too. Nine analysts revised their earnings estimate upwards in the last 60 days for fiscal 2023. The Zacks Consensus Estimate has increased $0.04 to $3.14 per share. CL boasts an average earnings surprise of 1.4%.

With strong earnings growth, a good Zacks Rank, and top-tier Momentum and VGM Style Scores, investors should think about adding CL to their portfolios.

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