What do Analysts suggest for: Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL)


Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL) will report its next earnings on 27-Oct-16. The company reported the earnings of $0.7/Share in the last quarter where the estimated EPS by analysts was $0.69/share. The difference between the expected and actual EPS was $0.01/share, which represents an Earnings surprise of 1.4%.

Many analysts are providing their Estimated Earnings analysis for Colgate-Palmolive Co. and for the current quarter 17 analysts have projected that the stock could give an Average Earnings estimate of $0.73/share. These analysts have also projected a Low Estimate of $0.71/share and a High Estimate of $0.74/share.

In case of Revenue Estimates, 15 analysts have provided their consensus Average Revenue Estimates for Colgate-Palmolive Co. as 3.94 Billion. According to these analysts, the Low Revenue Estimate for Colgate-Palmolive Co. is 3.86 Billion and the High Revenue Estimate is 4.05 Billion. The company had Year Ago Sales of 4 Billion.

These analysts also forecasted Growth Estimates for the Current Quarter for CL to be 1.4%. They are projecting Next Quarter growth of 4.1%. For the next 5 years, Colgate-Palmolive Co. is expecting Growth of 7.47% per annum, whereas in the past 5 years the growth was 1.84% per annum.

Some buy side analysts are also providing their Analysis on Colgate-Palmolive Co., where 2 analysts have rated the stock as Strong buy, 2 analysts have given a Buy signal, 19 said it’s a HOLD, 0 reported it as Underperform and 0 analysts rated the stock as Sell. (These Recommendations are for the Current Month Only reported by Yahoo Finance.)

When it comes to the Analysis of a Stock, Price Target plays a vital role. 16 Analysts reported that the Price Target for Colgate-Palmolive Co. might touch $88 high while the Average Price Target and Low price Target is $76.56 and $70 respectively.

To analyze a stock, one should look for Upgrades and Downgrades of a stock. Colgate-Palmolive Co. got Upgrade on 12-Sep-16 where investment firm BofA/Merrill Upgrade the stock from Neutral to Buy.

Colgate-Palmolive Co. closed its last trading session at $72.08 with the loss of -0.21%. The Market Capitalization of the company stands at 63.99 Billion. The Company has 52-week high of $75.38 and 52-week low of $61.4. The stock’s current distance from 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) is -1.42% where SMA50 and SMA200 are -2.19% and 2.28% respectively. The Company Touched its 52-Week High on Aug 12, 2016 and 52-Week Low on Jan 20, 2016.

The Relative Volume of the company is 0.97 and Average Volume (3 months) is 2.81 million. Colgate-Palmolive Co. P/E (price to earnings) ratio is 46.47 and Forward P/E ratio of 23.61.

The company shows its Return on Assets (ROA) value of 11.1%. The Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at -806.3%. While it’s Return on Investment (ROI) value is 25.2%.

While looking at the Stock’s Performance, Colgate-Palmolive Co. currently shows a Weekly Performance of -0.37%, where Monthly Performance is -0.36%, Quarterly performance is -2.95%, 6 Months performance is 2.84% and yearly performance percentage is 9.39%. Year to Date performance value (YTD perf) value is 9.8%. The Stock currently has a Weekly Volatility of 0.95% and Monthly Volatility of 1.03%.