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Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 64276.83. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 72.44 (with a change from open of 0.58%), this in conjunction with a target price of 76.56. Volume today has so far reached 870687, with an average volume of about 3037.84. The GAP for this stock, is 0.08%.

The P/E ratio is 46.49, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 23.67. The current EPS for Colgate-Palmolive Co., is 1.55, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -35.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.85%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Colgate-Palmolive Co., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.08% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 7.47%. Quarter over quarter is 5.80% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -5.40%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -6.70%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been 0.60%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.30% and institutional ownership is 75.40%. Shares outstanding is 893.23, while shares float is at a value of 888.61. Float short for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 0.96% and the short ratio is 2.8.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is , while the total debt/equity comes to . The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. The most recent gross margin is 59.50% and their operating margin is 18.10%. The profit margin is 9.00%.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen returns on assets of 11.10%, and on investment, 25.20%. Return on equity is -806.30%. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 6.23. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.15, with Price/book ratio coming to and Price/cash is 51.5, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 73.12.

The simple moving averages are -2.19% and 4.18% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -3.90% and the 52 week low is 20.55%.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a dividend yield of 2.17%, with a current price of 72.44. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 122.80%. This is in an industry, Personal Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Colgate-Palmolive Co. is based in USA.

Performance in the Personal Products industry means that Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen performance for the past week of 1.55%, with performance for the month coming to -3.51%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 1.26%, and for the half year the performance is 16.32%. Volatility for this week is 1.18% and for the month this is 1.02%.

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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