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

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$71.70 -0.27 (-0.38 %)
(As of 05/21/2019 06:49 AM ET)
Previous Close$71.97
Today's Range$71.59 - $72.58
52-Week Range$57.41 - $73.10
Volume3.15 million shs
Average Volume3.72 million shs
Market Capitalization$61.56 billion
P/E Ratio24.14
Dividend Yield2.39%
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$3.5796 per share
Book Value($0.24) per share


Net Income$2.40 billion


Market Cap$61.56 billion
Next Earnings Date7/26/2019 (Estimated)

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. Shareholders of record on Friday, April 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.43 per share on Wednesday, May 15th. This represents a $1.72 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.40%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, April 17th. This is a positive change 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 declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a share buyback program on Monday, June 18th 2018, which allows the company to buyback $5,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization allows the company to repurchase up to 9% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are usually a sign 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, April, 26th. The company reported $0.67 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.66 by $0.01. The firm earned $3.88 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $3.86 billion. Colgate-Palmolive had a net margin of 15.08% and a negative return on equity of 3,730.37%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was down 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.74 earnings per share. 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, July 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, July 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 brokerages have issued 12 month price targets for Colgate-Palmolive's shares. Their forecasts range from $57.00 to $75.00. On average, they anticipate Colgate-Palmolive's stock price to reach $69.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 3.8%. 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 1 sell rating, 12 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 surpassed the industry year to date owing to a robust surprise trend, which continued in first-quarter 2019. This marked the company’s second straight quarter of sales beat and third positive earnings surprise of the last five quarters. Further, robust volumes and favorable pricing aided organic sales growth in the quarter. In 2019, the company expects benefits of pricing and productivity programs to considerably offset rise in raw material costs. Further, accelerated investments in brands, strong innovation, and expansion in new markets and channels, is likely to aid sales growth in 2019. However, the company is plagued with a soft margin trend and currency headwinds for a while now. Soft margins in first-quarter 2019 were due to increased raw material and packaging costs as well as higher SG&A expenses, which should continue throughout 2019. Further, adverse currency is likely to mar earnings and sales in 2019." (5/13/2019)
  • 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?

Headlines about CL stock have trended negative this week, according to InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of media coverage by analyzing more than six thousand blog and news sources in real time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Colgate-Palmolive earned a news impact score of -2.7 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news headlines about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent media coverage is extremely likely to have an effect 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), The Coca-Cola (KO), Mcdonald's (MCD), AT&T (t), 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 number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (6.98%), Wellington Management Group LLP (2.78%), First Eagle Investment Management LLC (1.50%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%), Northern Trust Corp (1.27%) and Loomis Sayles & Co. L P (1.25%). 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, Stephen I Sadove and Victoria L Dolan. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Colgate-Palmolive.

Which major 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, Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc., Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Flossbach Von Storch AG, Ceredex Value Advisors LLC, BlackRock Inc., Wellington Management Group LLP and Morgan Stanley. Company insiders that have sold Colgate-Palmolive company stock in the last year include Daniel B Marsili, Dennis J Hickey, Franck J Moison, 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 and Stephen I Sadove. View Insider Buying and Selling for Colgate-Palmolive.

Which major investors are buying Colgate-Palmolive stock?

CL stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Geode Capital Management LLC, FMR LLC, AQR Capital Management LLC, Ronna Sue Cohen, FIL Ltd, CIBC World Markets Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System and Martingale Asset Management L P. 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 $71.70.

How big of a company is Colgate-Palmolive?

Colgate-Palmolive has a market capitalization of $61.56 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:  398 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  792 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  1,190
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 5/21/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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