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

The company in question is, Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) currently with a stock price of 73.18 (-0.29% today). The market cap for Colgate-Palmolive Company is 64705.76, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Colgate-Palmolive Company is 74.33. Currently Colgate-Palmolive Company is trading with a P/E of 26.93, and a forward P/E of 23.05. Average volume for Colgate-Palmolive Company is 4396.18 and so far today it is 3108900.

Performance in the last year for Colgate-Palmolive Company has been 6.38%. For EPS growth, Colgate-Palmolive Company has seen a growth of 78.60%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 8.62%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 1.90% over the last five years and could be 8.73% for the next five years. Colgate-Palmolive Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 232.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -0.09%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 4.28%.

Since the IPO date for Colgate-Palmolive Company on the 01/03/1977, Colgate-Palmolive Company has seen performance year to date to be 13.08%. With Colgate-Palmolive Company trading at 73.18, the dividend yield is 2.19%, and the EPS is 2.72.

So could Colgate-Palmolive Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.93. The PEG is 3.09, P/S is 4.26 and the P/B is at *TBA. The P/cash is 48.36, with P/free cash flow at 62.22.

Colgate-Palmolive Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1.3, and the quick ratio is 1. This is with long term debt/equity at *TBA, and total debt/equity at *TBA.

In terms of margins, Colgate-Palmolive Company has a gross margin of 60.30%, an operating margin of 25.30% and a profit margin of 16.10%.Payout ratio for Colgate-Palmolive Company is 56.60%. Return on assets come to 19.60% with return on investment coming to 42.70%.

Insider ownership for Colgate-Palmolive Company, is at 0.30% and institutional ownership comes to 75.90%. Outstanding shares are at 884.2. While shares float is 881.29. The float short is currently 1.08%, and short ratio is 2.17.

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