CL - Colgate-Palmolive Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed price. Currency in USD
67.93
-0.33 (-0.48%)
At close: 4:00PM EDT
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Previous close68.26
Open68.25
Bid66.51 x 1100
Ask69.59 x 2200
Day's range67.90 - 68.59
52-week range61.28 - 77.91
Volume3,017,092
Avg. volume3,331,554
Market cap58.946B
Beta0.46
PE ratio (TTM)27.19
EPS (TTM)2.50
Earnings date26 Oct 2018
Forward dividend & yield1.68 (2.46%)
Ex-dividend date2018-10-18
1y target est69.11
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  • What Could Restrict the Upside in Kimberly-Clark Stock?
    Market Realist2 days ago

    What Could Restrict the Upside in Kimberly-Clark Stock?

    Shares of Kimberly Clark (KMB) have recovered a bit recently, as you can see in the graph below. The company’s decision to raise net pricing in the North American consumer product business is an encouraging move, likely to help the company offset the negatives stemming from continued inflation in raw material prices. Moreover, most of the company’s peers—including Procter & Gamble (PG), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), and Clorox (CLX)—are also raising prices to offset the impact of input cost headwinds.

  • What’s Hurting Colgate-Palmolive Stock?
    Market Realist3 days ago

    What’s Hurting Colgate-Palmolive Stock?

    Colgate-Palmolive (CL), which has disappointed so far this year with its soft sales and tepid margins, further disheartened investors by reducing its sales and earnings outlook for 2018. Management now expects its top line to see low-single-digit growth, down from its earlier guidance of mid-single digit growth. Colgate-Palmolive’s top line is likely to benefit from the company’s recent acquisition in North America.

  • PG, KMB, CL, CLX, and CHD: What Valuations and Ratings Suggest
    Market Realist3 days ago

    PG, KMB, CL, CLX, and CHD: What Valuations and Ratings Suggest

    Church & Dwight (CHD) is trading at a significant premium to its peer group average, reflecting the company’s outperformance on both the sales and earnings fronts over the past several quarters. However, given the recent uptrend in the stock and projected deceleration in the sales and earnings growth rate in fiscal 2019, the shares look fully priced. Church & Dwight stock trades at 26.1x and 24.3x its projected EPS of $2.28 and $2.45 in fiscal 2018 and fiscal 2019, respectively. The company’s high valuation could restrict the upside.

  • Why Consumer Packaged Goods Stocks May Be Unattractive
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Why Consumer Packaged Goods Stocks May Be Unattractive

    Consumer packaged goods (or CPG) manufacturers haven’t had much to celebrate so far this year. Lower pricing amid intense competition in the value segment, a tough retail environment, and significant cost headwinds weighed on these companies’ financials and, in turn, their stock prices. Plus, macroeconomic challenges across several markets remained a drag.

  • Will Procter & Gamble Stock Continue to Underperform?
    Market Realist14 days ago

    Will Procter & Gamble Stock Continue to Underperform?

    Procter & Gamble (PG) stock has taken a beating in 2018. The weak top-line performance due to heightened competitive activity,  pressure on the margins from the inflation in commodities, and higher shipping costs are taking a toll on Procter & Gamble’s financials. On a YTD basis, Kimberly-Clark, Clorox, and Colgate-Palmolive shares have declined 5.8%, 1.8%, and 13.5%, respectively.

  • Procter & Gamble’s Bottom-Line Performance and Outlook
    Market Realist15 days ago

    Procter & Gamble’s Bottom-Line Performance and Outlook

    Procter & Gamble (PG) has a rich history of beating analysts’ EPS expectations. The company has surpassed analysts’ estimates in the past 13 quarters with an average surprise of 4.4%. The company’s commendable performance on the earnings front comes amid significant pressure on its sales and margins, which is commendable.

  • Procter & Gamble’s Margins Could Remain Weak
    Market Realist15 days ago

    Procter & Gamble’s Margins Could Remain Weak

    Procter & Gamble (PG) has struggled on the margins front in the past several quarters. The following graph shows that the company’s core gross margin rate fell at an increased rate in the past four quarters, which isn’t a good sign. During the last reported quarter, Procter & Gamble’s core gross margin fell by ~140 basis points to 47.9%.

  • Analysts Expect Procter & Gamble’s Sales to Remain Weak
    Market Realist15 days ago

    Analysts Expect Procter & Gamble’s Sales to Remain Weak

    Analysts expect Procter & Gamble (PG) to continue to disappoint investors with its sales performance in the first half of fiscal 2019. Analysts’ consensus estimate indicates a low single-digit decline in Procter & Gamble’s top line for the first two quarters of fiscal 2019. Analysts expect Procter & Gamble to report net sales of $16.6 billion and $17.3 billion in the first and second fiscal quarter, respectively.

  • Procter & Gamble’s Valuation Doesn’t Look Attractive
    Market Realist15 days ago

    Procter & Gamble’s Valuation Doesn’t Look Attractive

    Procter & Gamble's Valuation Doesn't Look AttractiveAnalysts’ target price indicates no upside

  • How Becton Dickinson Is Positioned Financially in August
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    How Becton Dickinson Is Positioned Financially in August

    Becton Dickinson (BDX) generated revenues of $4.3 billion in the fiscal third quarter compared to $1.5 billion in the fiscal third quarter of 2017, reflecting a ~41% YoY (year-over-year) growth. The acquisition of C.R. Bard primarily contributed to Becton Dickinson’s revenue growth in the third quarter.

  • Kimberly-Clark Stock Has Risen 10.5% since Its Q2 2018 Earnings
    Market Realistlast month

    Kimberly-Clark Stock Has Risen 10.5% since Its Q2 2018 Earnings

    As of August 15, shares of Kimberly-Clark (KMB) have risen 10.5% since its second-quarter results on July 24. The primary reason for the recovery in the stock price is the anticipated increase in net selling prices. Kimberly-Clark’s management stated during the second-quarter conference call that it plans to increase pricing to offset the pressure on margins from continued inflation in commodity prices, including pulp.

  • Why Analysts Are Neutral on Church & Dwight Stock
    Market Realistlast month

    Why Analysts Are Neutral on Church & Dwight Stock

    A majority of analysts providing recommendations for Church & Dwight (CHD) stock have a “neutral” outlook, despite the company’s stellar financial performance in the first half of the year and its upbeat sales and earnings outlook. Church & Dwight stock was trading at a forward PE multiple of 23.8x, which is higher than most of its peers. Church & Dwight stock is also trading at a premium to the S&P 500 Index (SPY).

  • What’s Driving Church & Dwight’s Earnings in 2018?
    Market Realistlast month

    What’s Driving Church & Dwight’s Earnings in 2018?

    Church & Dwight’s (CHD) bottom line is growing at a rapid rate. In the first quarter of 2018, its adjusted earnings marked a 21.2% increase. Its second-quarter EPS grew 19.5%. Its strong sales and a significant decline in the tax rate have been driving its earnings higher.

  • What’s behind Church & Dwight’s Strong Sales?
    Market Realistlast month

    What’s behind Church & Dwight’s Strong Sales?

    Church & Dwight (CHD) registered impressive sales growth in the past several quarters. The company’s top line has grown at a double-digit rate in the past four quarters, reflecting strong organic volumes and benefits from acquisitions. However, similar to its peers, pricing remained low and adversely impacted the top-line growth rate.

  • Church & Dwight Stock Sailing Smoothly, Peers Struggle
    Market Realistlast month

    Church & Dwight Stock Sailing Smoothly, Peers Struggle

    Why Church & Dwight Stock Is Outperforming Its Peers in 2018Strong H1 2018 financial performance

  • Why Analysts Are Neutral on PG, KMB, CL, and CLX
    Market Realistlast month

    Why Analysts Are Neutral on PG, KMB, CL, and CLX

    Most of the analysts continue to have a neutral outlook on the stocks of packaged goods manufacturers including Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Procter & Gamble (PG), Clorox (CLX), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL).

  • What’s behind the Recent Recovery in Clorox Stock?
    Market Realistlast month

    What’s behind the Recent Recovery in Clorox Stock?

    Clorox is one of only a few CPG companies that have managed to improve volumes as well as pricing. Other major CPG stocks like Procter & Gamble (PG), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) have failed to improve pricing due to the heightened competitive environment. During the fiscal fourth quarter 2018 conference call, Clorox’s management stated that the company is increasing pricing in about 50% of its portfolio, which is expected to offset the negative impact from higher commodity costs.

  • Could Colgate-Palmolive Stock See a Recovery in H2 2018?
    Market Realistlast month

    Could Colgate-Palmolive Stock See a Recovery in H2 2018?

    Will These H1 2018 Stragglers Bounce Back in H2? Colgate-Palmolive’s (CL) first-half performance has been disheartening. Peers are no better, which is why Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Clorox (CLX), and Procter & Gamble (PG) are also trading in the red.

  • Why Costs and Currency Headwinds Could Hurt KMB Stock
    Market Realistlast month

    Why Costs and Currency Headwinds Could Hurt KMB Stock

    Lower net selling prices, lower birth rates in South Korea, and macroeconomic challenges in Latin America subdued volumes and pricing. Also, weakness in the United States and competitive challenges in China further pressured the sales growth rate. The company’s second-half sales performance isn’t likely to be different as persisting headwinds could continue to hurt the top-line growth rate.

  • What to Expect from Procter & Gamble in Fiscal 2019
    Market Realistlast month

    What to Expect from Procter & Gamble in Fiscal 2019

    Procter & Gamble (PG) managed to improve its net and organic sales growth rate in fiscal 2018 thanks to the favorable currency rates and higher volumes. Price investments to defend its market share in the grooming category and increased competition in the value segment restricted organic sales growth, which grew by only 1.0% in fiscal 2018. In the near term, pricing is expected to remain low and could adversely impact the organic sales growth rate.

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  • Will These H1 Stragglers Bounce Back in H2 2018?
    Market Realistlast month

    Will These H1 Stragglers Bounce Back in H2 2018?

    Will These H1 2018 Stragglers Bounce Back in H2?Consumer packaged goods stocks underperformed in H1 2018

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  • Clorox: Analysts Reacted to the Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results
    Market Realist2 months ago

    Clorox: Analysts Reacted to the Fourth Fiscal Quarter Results

    Several analysts raised their target price on Clorox (CLX) stock following the company’s fourth fiscal quarter results. Wells Fargo increased its target price to $135 per share from $123. Meanwhile, Jefferies increased its target price on Clorox to $138 per share from $124. RBC raised its target price to $134 from $130.