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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 59134.52. Since its IPO date on the 1/3/1977, Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL performance year to date is 2.11%. Today Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL has gained -1.11%, with a current price of 65.79.

Ownership of the company is 0.20% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 74.00%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 125.00%. 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 59.90%, and operating margin of 17.80%. Colgate-Palmolive Co. ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL has seen a EPS growth of -35.50%. A performance for the year of 3.57%. The 52-week high is -12.24%, and the 52-week low is 9.56%. The average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Co., CL is 490045.

With a target price of 76.56, 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 43.54 and a forward P/E of 21.81. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 5.14. Colgate-Palmolive Co. also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.85 and *TBA respectively. For P/cash, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a value of 39.79, while it is 57.92 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 65.79, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a dividend yield of 2.34%. We see a return on equity of -508.60%.

Looking more long-term Colgate-Palmolive Co., is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 8.48%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 8.31% 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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