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Is Colgate-Palmolive Co.(NYSE: CL), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977. Colgate-Palmolive Co. is in the Personal Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Co., is 2891.04, and so far today it has a volume of 2561700. Performance year to date since the 1/3/1977 is 11.86%.

To help you determine whether Colgate-Palmolive Co. is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 47.34 and forward P/E is 24.05. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a value for PEG of 6.34. P/S ratio is 4.22 and the P/B ratio is *TBA. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 52.49 and 74.52 respectively.

At the current price Colgate-Palmolive Co. is trading at, 73.28 (0.42% today), Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a dividend yield of 2.13%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 122.80%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 1.55, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 9.02% after growing -35.50% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 5.80%, and -5.40% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 893.9, and the number of shares float is 888.61. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.30%, and institutional ownership is at 75.40%. The float short is 0.89%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.74. Management has seen a return on assets of 11.10%, and also a return on investment of 25.20%.

The ability for Colgate-Palmolive Co., to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is *TBA and total debt/equity is *TBA. In terms of margins, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a gross margin of 59.50%, with its operating margin at 18.10%, and Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a profit margin of 9.00%.

The 52 week high is -2.79%, with 21.37% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.74% and the 200 day simple moving average is 4.60%.

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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