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Can Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) Remain Competitive?

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) went up by 0.32% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $84.75. The company’s stock price has collected -1.82% of loss in the last five trading sessions. The Wall Street Journal reported on 10/30/22 that First Tom and Gisele—Now Colgate and Palmolive?

Is It Worth Investing in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE :CL) Right Now?

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 32.90 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for CL is at 0.50. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 8 analysts out of 23 who provided ratings for Colgate-Palmolive Company declared the stock was a “buy,” while 0 rated the stock as “overweight,” 15 rated it as “hold,” and 0 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $82.22, which is $5.4 above the current price. CL currently public float of 834.50M and currently shorts hold a 0.78% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of CL was 3.75M shares.

CL’s Market Performance

CL stocks went down by -1.82% for the week, with a monthly drop of -3.26% and a quarterly performance of 5.14%, while its annual performance rate touched -10.25%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 1.89% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.63% for Colgate-Palmolive Company. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -3.79% for CL stocks with a simple moving average of -2.34% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of CL

JP Morgan, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see CL reach a price target of $79. The rating they have provided for CL stocks is “Overweight” according to the report published on October 13th, 2022.

Wells Fargo gave a rating of “Equal Weight” to CL, setting the target price at $80 in the report published on August 01st of the previous year.

CL Trading at -2.46% from the 50-Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought CL to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -10.99% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.63%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 1.89%, as shares sank -2.90% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +2.64% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, CL fell by -1.82%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by -1.50% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $78.30. In addition, Colgate-Palmolive Company saw -4.25% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at CL starting from Massey Sally, who sale 656 shares at the price of $77.58 back on Sep 13. After this action, Massey Sally now owns 7,913 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company, valued at $50,890 using the latest closing price.

Parameswaran Prabha, the Grp Pres, Growth & Strategy of Colgate-Palmolive Company, sale 48,778 shares at $78.80 during a trade that took place back on Aug 29, which means that Parameswaran Prabha is holding 6,787 shares at $3,843,565 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for CL

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +22.31 for the present operating margin
  • +59.08 for the gross margin

The net margin for Colgate-Palmolive Company stands at +12.43. Equity return is now at value 448.40, with 12.30 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 1.09.

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