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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL)?

The company in question is, Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL) currently with a stock price of 72.08 (-0.32% today). The market cap for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 64125.25, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 76.56. Currently Colgate-Palmolive Co. is trading with a P/E of 46.56, and a forward P/E of 23.66. Average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 2805.72 and so far today it is 2269400.

Performance in the last year for Colgate-Palmolive Co. has been 9.83%. For EPS growth, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen a growth of -35.50%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 9.02%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -6.70% over the last five years and could be 7.43% for the next five years. Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -5.40%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 5.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -2.05%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.54%.

Since the IPO date for Colgate-Palmolive Co. on the 1/3/1977, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has seen performance year to date to be 10.03%. With Colgate-Palmolive Co. trading at 72.08, the dividend yield is 2.16%, and the EPS is 1.55.

So could Colgate-Palmolive Co., be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 46.56. The PEG is 6.26, P/S is 4.14 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 51.38, with P/free cash flow at 72.95.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Colgate-Palmolive Co. has a gross margin of 59.50%, an operating margin of 18.10% and a profit margin of 9.00%.Payout ratio for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 122.80%. Return on assets come to 11.10% with return on investment coming to 25.20%.

Insider ownership for Colgate-Palmolive Co., is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 75.20%. Outstanding shares are at 889.64. While shares float is 887.22. The float short is currently 1.01%, and short ratio is 3.18.

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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