Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) – Booming Business, But Richly Valued Stock

    COOK IAN M, Executive Chairman, subtracted 19,500 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) from its portfolio at the rate of $71.21 per share valuing $1,388,565 on Aug 15. The insider left behind 1,088,542 shares of the company to its portfolio. Before making a move on any particular stock, readers often pay close attention to support and resistance markers. The last reported price for shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) was $72.77. Currently, the 1st Resistance Point for this stock is $73.07, with a 2nd Resistance Point sitting at $73.37. Meanwhile, this company’s stock has a 1st Support Level at $72.34 and a 2nd Support Level at $71.91. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock has lost -$0.31, or -0.42%, in the past five days. In the last full month, these shares have lost -$0.92, or -1.25%. In the past three months, this stock’s price has risen by $1.57, or 2.21%. This year-to-date, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) shares have gained $13.25, or 22.26%.

    Analyzing price projection indicators is a helpful way to determine whether a potential stock buy is a wise choice for profits in the short term, medium term, and long term. For Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock, 50% of short-term indicators suggest that these shares are a “ Sell .” Meanwhile, 100% of medium-term indicators point to this stock being a “ Buy .” Looking further ahead, 100% of long-term indicators suggest that this stock is a “ Buy .”

    With 858,006 K shares outstanding, this company currently has a market capitalization of $61,973,776K. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) generates $15,544 M in annual sales, amounting to annual net income of $2,400 M. This stock has generated a 1-Year Total Return of 8.81%, a 3-Year Total Return of -2.83%, and a 5-year Total Return of 12.20%. This stock’s 5-Year Dividend Growth is 24.81%, with its most recent dividend valued at $0.430 per share on 07/17/19. Its Annual Dividend Yield is 2.38%, and its Annual Dividend Rate is 1.72.

    In the most recently-reported fiscal quarter, which ended in Jun-19, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) reported earnings of $0.72 per share. Wall Street analysts, on average, were expecting the company to report earnings of $0.72 per share, representing a 0 difference and 0.66% surprise. In the previous quarter ending in Mar-19, the reported earnings of $0.67 represented a 0.01 difference from the consensus estimate calling for $0.66 per share, which was a 1.19% surprise.

    For the current fiscal quarter, which is set to end in 09/2019, the average earnings estimate is $0.71 per share. This estimate came from a total of 8 Wall Street Analysts. Of those market experts, the high estimate was $0.71 and the low estimate was $0.70. In the year-ago quarter, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) generated per-share earnings of $0.72. If the analysts are correct about the current quarter’s earnings, the growth will be -1.39% .

    Turning our focus now to insider trading activity, there have been 13 purchases (862,280 shares in total) and 25 sale (990,414 shares in total) in the last 3 months. In the last 6 months, there have been 32 insider buys amounting to 1,141,268 shares and 41 insider sales amounting to 1,321,373 shares. In the past full year, 40 insider purchases were made (involving 1,153,629 shares) and 70 insider sell-offs equivalent to 1,436,591 shares.

    Moving onto liquidity, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) has a Current Ratio of 1.14, a Quick Ratio of 0.76 and a Cash Ratio of 0.22. Looking at this company’s capital structure, its Total Debt to Total Capital is 101.63, and its Total Debt to Total Assets is now 52.35. Looking even further ahead into the future, its Long-Term Debt to Total Capital is 101.44.