Investor’s Toolkit: Key Ratios for Assessing Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL)’s Performance

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Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE: CL) closed the day trading at $97.39 up 0.36% from the previous closing price of $97.04. In other words, the price has increased by $0.36 from its previous closing price. On the day, 2.74 million shares were traded. CL stock price reached its highest trading level at $97.615 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $96.85.


For a better understanding of CL, let’s look at its different ratios. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 60.99 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 26.43. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.70 and its Current Ratio is at 1.06. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 37.78 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 35.44.

Upgrades & Downgrades

In addition, analysts’ ratings and any changes thereto give investors an idea of the stock’s future direction. In the most recent recommendation for this company, Exane BNP Paribas on June 24, 2024, initiated with a Outperform rating and assigned the stock a target price of $109.

Insider Transactions:

The insider trade also gives investors a glimpse into the future direction of stock prices, which can be beneficial to investors. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 14 ’24 when Daniels Jennifer sold 22,250 shares for $94.15 per share. The transaction valued at 2,094,940 led to the insider holds 59,698 shares of the business.

Massey Sally sold 12,226 shares of CL for $1,149,926 on May 09 ’24. The Chief Human Resources Officer now owns 13,924 shares after completing the transaction at $94.06 per share. On May 09 ’24, another insider, Tsourapas Panagiotis, who serves as the Grp Pres, Eur& Developing Mkts of the company, sold 12,000 shares for $94.15 each. As a result, the insider received 1,129,854 and left with 5,118 shares of the company.

Valuation Measures:

Investors should consider key stock statistics when deciding whether to invest or divest. In the wake of the recent closing price, CL now has a Market Capitalization of 79902752768 and an Enterprise Value of 87668760576. As of this moment, Colgate-Palmolive’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 30.85, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 25.34. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 3.66. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 4.05 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 347.40. Its current Enterprise Value per Revenue stands at 4.438 whereas that against EBITDA is 18.637.

Stock Price History:

The Beta on a monthly basis for CL is 0.39, which has changed by 0.28381228 over the last 52 weeks, in comparison to a change of 0.24919295 over the same period for the S&P500. Over the past 52 weeks, CL has reached a high of $99.08, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $67.62. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 3.00%, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 15.94%.

Shares Statistics:

Over the past 3-months, CL traded about 4.33M shares per day on average, while over the past 10 days, CL traded about 4045580 shares per day. A total of 821.41M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 819.58M. Insiders hold about 0.10% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 86.52% stake in the company. Shares short for CL as of 1718323200 were 9896785 with a Short Ratio of 2.29, compared to 1715731200 on 10232328. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 9896785 and a Short% of Float of 1.21.

Dividends & Splits

CL’s forward annual dividend rate is 1.94, up from 1.92 a year ago. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 0.019785656The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 2.34. The current Payout Ratio is 68.86% for CL, which recently paid a dividend on 2024-04-19 with an ex-dividend date of 1721347200. Stock splits for the company last occurred on 2013-05-16 when the company split stock in a 2:1 ratio.

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