NYSE:CL - Colgate-Palmolive Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$68.69 -0.17 (-0.25 %)
(As of 04/26/2019 06:05 AM ET)
Previous Close$68.86
Today's Range$68.04 - $68.97
52-Week Range$57.41 - $70.06
Volume3.19 million shs
Average Volume3.82 million shs
Market Capitalization$59.06 billion
P/E Ratio23.13
Dividend Yield2.50%
Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. It offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; and personal care products, such as liquid hand soaps, bar soaps, shower gels, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin care products, and shampoos and conditioners. The company also provides home care products comprising dishwashing detergents, household cleaners, and fabric conditioners; pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs; and a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions in dogs and cats. Its principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, Tom's of Maine, Sorriso, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. The company markets and sells its oral, personal, and home care products to various retailers, wholesalers, and distributors; and pet nutrition products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers, veterinarians, and e-commerce retailers. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Toilet preparations
Sub-IndustryHousehold Products
SectorConsumer Staples



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$15.54 billion
Cash Flow$3.5776 per share
Book Value$0.23 per share


Net Income$2.40 billion


Market Cap$59.06 billion
Next Earnings Date4/26/2019 (Confirmed)

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Colgate-Palmolive's stock symbol?

Colgate-Palmolive trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CL."

How often does Colgate-Palmolive pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Colgate-Palmolive?

Colgate-Palmolive announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, March 14th. Investors of record on Friday, April 19th will be given a dividend of $0.43 per share on Wednesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.50%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, April 17th. This is an increase from Colgate-Palmolive's previous quarterly dividend of $0.42. View Colgate-Palmolive's Dividend History.

How will Colgate-Palmolive's stock buyback program work?

Colgate-Palmolive announced that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock repurchase program on Monday, June 18th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to repurchase up to 9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Colgate-Palmolive's earnings last quarter?

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October, 26th. The company reported $0.72 EPS for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $0.72. The business had revenue of $3.85 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $3.89 billion. Colgate-Palmolive had a net margin of 15.44% and a return on equity of 25,268.29%. The business's revenue for the quarter was down 3.2% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.73 EPS. View Colgate-Palmolive's Earnings History.

When is Colgate-Palmolive's next earnings date?

Colgate-Palmolive is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Friday, April 26th 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Colgate-Palmolive.

How can I listen to Colgate-Palmolive's earnings call?

Colgate-Palmolive will be holding an earnings conference call on Friday, April 26th at 11:00 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

What price target have analysts set for CL?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued 12 month price targets for Colgate-Palmolive's stock. Their forecasts range from $54.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate Colgate-Palmolive's stock price to reach $65.7333 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 4.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Colgate-Palmolive.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Colgate-Palmolive?

17 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Colgate-Palmolive in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 11 hold ratings and 4 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Colgate-Palmolive.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Colgate-Palmolive stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Colgate-Palmolive stock:
  • 1. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Colgate underperformed the industry in the past year owing to a soft margins trend and a bleak outlook for 2019. The company expects earnings to be soft in 2019 owing to higher raw material costs, increase in tax rate, and uncertainties in the global markets and currency rates. Additionally, the company continued its soft margins trend in the fourth quarter, which is likely to persist in 2019. Higher raw and packaging material costs are mainly to be blamed for the company’s soft margins. However, Colgate expects strong sales growth in 2019 backed by accelerated investments in brands, higher pricing and strong innovation. Moreover, its innovation efforts marked by the re-launch of Colgate Total and Hill’s Science Diet, as well as expansion of the naturals range, remain impressive. Notably, the company reported top and bottom line beat in fourth-quarter 2018, retaining its meet or beat earnings track record." (4/23/2019)
  • 2. Jefferies Financial Group Inc analysts commented, "We maintain our Hold / $61 PT following the Colgate Total relaunch event in NYC (1/31). Despite clinical advances, significant investment, and improved price/mix, we are less certain the brand is a game changer given consumers’ shift from total care toothpaste products and relatively indistinguishable packaging vs. the existing brand. The stock’s recent bounce leaves valuation full at 22.5x NTM P/E (in-line w/hist. 5% prem. to HPC stocks) – Hold. We attended the Colgate Total re-launch event in NYC (1/31), which was primarily targeted toward media and valued product influencers, that sets the stage for the brand’s official roll-out. We are less certain this is a game-changer as total claim toothpaste brands have lost share in the US and the product’s packaging is relatively indistinguishable vs. its existing namesake product (see Chart 1)." (2/1/2019)
  • 3. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We especially enjoyed the surprise performance by JoJo and sneak peek at CL’s Super Bowl ad featuring Luke Wilson. We also spent time in CL’s innovation area and saw firsthand the benefits of CL’s extensive R&D including anti-sensitivity, instant neutralization of odors, incremental enamel protection and new flavors. It also helped us conceptualize the significant marketing and promotional support that the brand will receive and as such, we came away feeling better about the potential for success of the Total relaunch. However, we also note that the uptick in spending CL is taking across its entire portfolio to accelerate organic sales growth (we est. +80bps) is also pressuring EPS (which is expected to be down -MSD in FY19)." (1/31/2019)

Has Colgate-Palmolive been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media headlines about CL stock have trended somewhat negative this week, InfoTrie reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Colgate-Palmolive earned a media sentiment score of -1.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the company's share price in the next several days.

Who are some of Colgate-Palmolive's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Colgate-Palmolive own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Colgate-Palmolive investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), Procter & Gamble (PG), PepsiCo (PEP), Intel (INTC), Mcdonald's (MCD), AT&T (t), The Coca-Cola (KO), Walt Disney (DIS), Verizon Communications (VZ) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Colgate-Palmolive's key executives?

Colgate-Palmolive's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Ian M. Cook, Exec. Chairman (Age 66)
  • Mr. Noel R. Wallace, Pres, CEO & Director (Age 55)
  • Mr. Henning I. Jakobsen, Chief Financial Officer (Age 59)
  • Mr. P. Justin Skala, Exec. VP and Chief Growth & Strategy Officer (Age 59)
  • Dr. Patricia D. Verduin Ph.D., Chief Technology Officer (Age 60)

Who are Colgate-Palmolive's major shareholders?

Colgate-Palmolive's stock is owned by a variety of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Confluence Investment Management LLC (0.18%), Investec Asset Management LTD (0.15%), Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. (0.13%), Mondrian Investment Partners LTD (0.13%), Ronna Sue Cohen (0.10%) and Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA (0.09%). Company insiders that own Colgate-Palmolive stock include Daniel B Marsili, Dennis J Hickey, Ellen M Hancock, Franck J Moison, Helene D Gayle, Henning I Jakobsen, Ian M Cook, Jennifer Daniels, John J Huston, John T Cahill, Justin Skala, Mukul Deoras, Noel R Wallace, Patricia Verduin, Philip G Shotts, Richard J Kogan, Stephen I Sadove and Victoria L Dolan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Colgate-Palmolive.

Which institutional investors are selling Colgate-Palmolive stock?

CL stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Gyroscope Capital Management Group LLC, Douglass Winthrop Advisors LLC, LGT Capital Partners LTD., Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA, Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Virginia Retirement Systems ET AL, Pennsylvania Trust Co and Palisade Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Colgate-Palmolive company stock in the last year include Daniel B Marsili, Dennis J Hickey, Franck J Moison, Helene D Gayle, Henning I Jakobsen, Ian M Cook, Jennifer Daniels, John J Huston, John T Cahill, Justin Skala, Mukul Deoras, Noel R Wallace, Patricia Verduin and Philip G Shotts. View Insider Buying and Selling for Colgate-Palmolive.

Which institutional investors are buying Colgate-Palmolive stock?

CL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Ronna Sue Cohen, 6 Meridian, Cohen Klingenstein LLC, Ellis Investment Partners LLC, Mondrian Investment Partners LTD, Boston Advisors LLC, Pacer Advisors Inc. and Isthmus Partners LLC. View Insider Buying and Selling for Colgate-Palmolive.

How do I buy shares of Colgate-Palmolive?

Shares of CL can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Colgate-Palmolive's stock price today?

One share of CL stock can currently be purchased for approximately $68.69.

How big of a company is Colgate-Palmolive?

Colgate-Palmolive has a market capitalization of $59.06 billion and generates $15.54 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.40 billion in net income (profit) each year or $2.97 on an earnings per share basis. Colgate-Palmolive employs 34,500 workers across the globe.

What is Colgate-Palmolive's official website?

The official website for Colgate-Palmolive is http://www.colgatepalmolive.com/en-us.

How can I contact Colgate-Palmolive?

Colgate-Palmolive's mailing address is 300 PARK AVE, NEW YORK NY, 10022. The company can be reached via phone at 212-310-2000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE CL)

Community Ranking:  1.7 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  391 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  781 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,172
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Colgate-Palmolive and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CL will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CL will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 4/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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