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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 65613.66. 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 73.6 (with a change from open of -0.35%), this in conjunction with a target price of 76.93. Volume today has so far reached 2684600, with an average volume of about 2872.61. The GAP for this stock, is 0.54%.

The P/E ratio is 47.55, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 24.15. 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 12.35%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Colgate-Palmolive Co., EPS is looking like it will grow 9.02% 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 75.50%. Shares outstanding is 891.49, while shares float is at a value of 888.61. Float short for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 0.96% and the short ratio is 2.96.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is *TBA, while the total debt/equity comes to *TBA. 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 6.37. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 4.23, with Price/book ratio coming to *TBA and Price/cash is 52.58, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 74.65.

The simple moving averages are -0.42% and 5.42% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -2.36% and the 52 week low is 21.90%.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a dividend yield of 2.12%, with a current price of 73.6. 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 0.82%, with performance for the month coming to -1.62%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of 2.96%, and for the half year the performance is 19.35%. Volatility for this week is 0.86% and for the month this is 1.06%.

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