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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL)?

The company in question is, Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL) currently with a stock price of 73.26 (-0.97% today). The market cap for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 66115.93, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 74.75. Currently Colgate-Palmolive Co. is trading with a P/E of 48.96, and a forward P/E of 24.11. Average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 3161.67 and so far today it is 1461201.

Performance in the last year for Colgate-Palmolive Co. has been 12.43%. For EPS growth, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen a growth of -35.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.10%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -6.70% over the last five years and could be 7.33% for the next five years. Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -7.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 0.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.83%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 7.78%.

Since the IPO date for Colgate-Palmolive Co. on the 1/3/1977, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen performance year to date to be 12.93%. With Colgate-Palmolive Co. trading at 73.26, the dividend yield is 2.11%, and the EPS is 1.51.

So could Colgate-Palmolive Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 48.96. The PEG is 6.68, P/S is 4.2 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 60.05, with P/free cash flow at 101.87.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a gross margin of 59.00%, an operating margin of 17.80% and a profit margin of 8.70%.Payout ratio for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 99.60%. Return on assets come to 10.70% with return on investment coming to 25.20%.

Insider ownership for Colgate-Palmolive Co., is at 0.40% and institutional ownership comes to 75.60%. Outstanding shares are at 893.7. While shares float is 890.3. The float short is currently 1.02%, and short ratio is 2.88.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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