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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 74.56 (-0.03% today). The market cap for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 66416.47, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 76.38. Currently Colgate-Palmolive Co. is trading with a P/E of 48.18, and a forward P/E of 24.56. Average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 2959.88 and so far today it is 1241684.

Performance in the last year for Colgate-Palmolive Co. has been 12.68%. For EPS growth, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen a growth of -35.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.28%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -6.70% over the last five years and could be 7.37% for the next five years. Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 5.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is 1.84%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 8.62%.

Since the IPO date for Colgate-Palmolive Co. on the 1/3/1977, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen performance year to date to be 13.85%. With Colgate-Palmolive Co. trading at 74.56, the dividend yield is 2.09%, and the EPS is 1.55.

So could Colgate-Palmolive Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 48.18. The PEG is 6.54, P/S is 4.28 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 53.22, with P/free cash flow at 75.56.

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 59.50%, an operating margin of 18.10% and a profit margin of 9.00%.Payout ratio for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 122.80%. Return on assets come to 11.10% with return on investment coming to 25.20%.

Insider ownership for Colgate-Palmolive Co., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 76.20%. Outstanding shares are at 890.54. While shares float is 888.77. The float short is currently 0.89%, and short ratio is 2.68.

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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