UBS lifts Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL] price estimate. Who else is bullish?

Colgate-Palmolive Company [NYSE: CL] traded at a high on 07/14/21, posting a 0.71 gain after which it closed the day’ session at $83.23. The company report on June 18, 2021 that Hill’s Pet Nutrition Plans to Build New Factory in Tonganoxie, Kansas to Help Meet Growing Demand for its Pet Food.

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Proposed investment in state-of-the-art facility will create 80 new jobs.

Hill’s Pet Nutrition announced their intent to invest more than $250 million to build a new factory in Leavenworth County in their home state of Kansas to help meet the growing demand for their #1 vet recommended Hill’s pet nutrition.

The results of the trading session contributed to over 2932456 shares changing hands. Over the past one week, the price volatility of Colgate-Palmolive Company stands at 1.02% while the volatility over the past one month is 1.11%.

The market cap for CL stock reached $70.33 billion, with 848.60 million shares outstanding and 841.49 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 4.00M shares, CL reached a trading volume of 2932456 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

What do top market gurus say about Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL]?

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for CL shares is $86.44 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on CL stock is a recommendation set at 2.80. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

UBS have made an estimate for Colgate-Palmolive Company shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on June 24, 2021. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, Credit Suisse raised their target price from $80 to $95. The new note on the price target was released on June 09, 2021, representing the official price target for Colgate-Palmolive Company stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $70 to $80, while Credit Suisse kept a Neutral rating on CL stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Colgate-Palmolive Company is set at 0.92, with the Price to Sales ratio for CL stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 4.21. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 268.48, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.25. Price to Free Cash Flow for CL in the course of the last twelve months was 48.27 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.60.

How has CL stock performed recently?

Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.69. With this latest performance, CL shares dropped by -0.22% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.18% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 11.20% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for CL stock in for the last two-week period is set at 58.40, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 63.89, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 56.09 for Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 82.67, while it was recorded at 82.71 for the last single week of trading, and 80.98 for the last 200 days.

Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL]: Deeper insight into the fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL] shares currently have an operating margin of +23.74 and a Gross Margin at +60.31. Colgate-Palmolive Company’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +16.36.

Return on Total Capital for CL is now 42.61, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 32.68. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 626.74, with Return on Assets sitting at 17.41. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 1,105.52. Additionally, CL Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 91.70, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 51.60. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1,051.14, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 87.19.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL] managed to generate an average of $78,801 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 12.18 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.06.Colgate-Palmolive Company’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.60 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Earnings analysis for Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL]

The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for CL. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Colgate-Palmolive Company go to 7.89%.

Insider trade positions for Colgate-Palmolive Company [CL]

There are presently around $54,587 million, or 79.90% of CL stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of CL stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 74,338,221, which is approximately -1.743% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 61,053,242 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $5.08 billion in CL stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $4.01 billion in CL stock with ownership of nearly -4.544% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Colgate-Palmolive Company stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 679 institutional holders increased their position in Colgate-Palmolive Company [NYSE:CL] by around 45,519,424 shares. Additionally, 738 investors decreased positions by around 56,227,657 shares, while 325 investors held positions by with 554,108,718 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 655,855,799 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. CL stock had 115 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,938,371 shares, while 132 institutional investors sold positions of 2,819,179 shares during the same period.

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