Stock Under Active Eyes: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL):

Shares price moved with 0.13% from its 50 Day high and distanced at 8.40% from 50 Day low. Analyses consensus rating score stands at 2.8. For the next one year period, the average of individual price target estimates referred by covering sell-side analysts is $64.79.

As took short look on profitability, the firm profit margin which was recorded 15.40%, and operating margin was noted at 23.70%. The company maintained a Gross Margin of 59.60%. The Institutional ownership of the firm is 78.90% while Insiders ownership is 0.30%. Company has kept return on investment (ROI) at 45.60% over the previous 12 months and has been able to maintain return on asset (ROA) at 19.00% for the last twelve months. Return on equity (ROE) recorded at -736.20%.

In Friday trading session Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock finished trading at $68.77 by scoring a change of 1.00%. The recent trading activity revealed that the stock price is at 19.79% off from its 52-week low and traded with move of -5.29% from high printed in the last 52-week period. The Company kept 856.59M Floating Shares and holds 866.7M shares outstanding.

The company’s earnings per share shows growth of 9.70% for the current year and expected to arrive earnings growth for the next year at 6.43% . Analyst projected EPS growth for the next 5 years at3.55%. The company’s EPS growth rate for past five years was 3.60%. The earnings growth rate for the next years is an important measure for investors planning to hold onto a stock for several years. The company’s earnings will usually have a direct relationship to the price of the company’s stock. The stock observed Sales growth of -2.30% during past 5 years. EPS growth quarter over quarter stands at 16.90% and Sales growth quarter over quarter is at -2.10%.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock recent traded volume stands with 3785123 shares as compared with its average volume of 3751.61K shares. The relative volume observed at 1.01.

Volume can help determine the health of an existing trend. A healthy up-trend should have higher volume on the upward legs of the trend, and lower volume on the downward (corrective) legs. A healthy downtrend usually has higher volume on the downward legs of the trend and lower volume on the upward (corrective) legs.

The current ratio of 1.1 is mainly used to give an idea of a company’s ability to pay back its liabilities (debt and accounts payable) with its assets (cash, marketable securities, inventory, accounts receivable). As such, current ratio can be used to make a rough estimate of a company’s financial health. The quick ratio of 0.8 is a measure of how well a company can meet its short-term financial liabilities with quick assets (cash and cash equivalents, short-term marketable securities, and accounts receivable). The higher the ratio, the more financially secure a company is in the short term. A common rule of thumb is that companies with a quick ratio of greater than 1.0 are sufficiently able to meet their short-term liabilities.

Moving averages help technical traders track the trends of financial assets by smoothing out the day-to-day price fluctuations, or noise. By identifying trends, moving averages allow traders to make those trends work in their favor and increase the number of winning trades. The shorter the period of a moving average, the more rapidly it will change with price action. However, it is more likely to provide less reliable signals compared to those provided by a longer-term moving average. The longer the period of a moving average, the more slowly it will change with price action. However, the signals it provides are more reliable.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock moved up 2.29% in contrast to its 20 day moving average displaying short-term an upside movement of stock. It shifted 3.57% above its 50-day simple moving average. This is showing medium-term optimistic trend based on SMA 50. The stock price went overhead 6.21% from its 200-day simple moving average identifying long-term upward trend.

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