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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL

Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Personal Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL  has a market cap of 65075.92. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL performance year to date is 11.13%. Today Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL has gained -1.11%, with a current price of 72.8.

Ownership of the company is 0.30% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 75.40%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 122.80%. Return of assets are at 11.10%, with return on investment at 25.20%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL is seeing a long-term debt/equity of *TBA. While Total debt/equity is *TBA. With a profit margin of 9.00%, this is combined with a gross margin of 59.50%, and operating margin of 18.10%. Colgate-Palmolive Co. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL has seen a EPS growth of -35.50%. A performance for the year of 13.93%. The 52-week high is -3.42%, and the 52-week low is 20.58%. The average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL is 3264200.

With a target price of 76.81, can Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL. Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a P/E of 47.03 and a forward P/E of 23.89. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.3. Colgate-Palmolive Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 4.2 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a value of 52.14, while it is 74.03 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 72.8, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a dividend yield of 2.14%. We see a return on equity of -806.30%.

Looking more long-term Colgate-Palmolive Co., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.47%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 9.02% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -35.50% for this year and for the last five years a -6.70% growth has been seen.

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