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How to buy Colgate-Palmolive Company stock

Learn how to easily invest in Colgate-Palmolive Company stock.

Colgate-Palmolive Company is a household & personal products business based in the US. Colgate-Palmolive Company shares (CL) are listed on the NYSE and all prices are listed in US Dollars. Colgate-Palmolive Company employs 33,800 staff and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around $18 billion.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company stock price (NYSE: CL)

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Colgate-Palmolive Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2023-03-15.
Latest market close$73.08
52-week range$66.97 - $82.74
50-day moving average $74.69
200-day moving average $76.32
Wall St. target price$80.05
PE ratio 33.757
Dividend yield $1.86 (2.64%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $2.14

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Is it a good time to buy Colgate-Palmolive Company stock?

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Colgate-Palmolive Company price performance over time

Historical closes compared with the close of $73.08 from 2023-03-20

1 week (2023-03-10) 2.48%
1 month (2023-02-21) -1.59%
3 months (2022-12-21) -7.48%
6 months (2022-09-19) -3.85%
1 year (2022-03-17) N/A
2 years (2021-03-19) -1.99%
3 years (2020-03-20) 23.19%
5 years (2018-03-21) 19.99%

Is Colgate-Palmolive Company stock undervalued or overvalued?

Valuing Colgate-Palmolive Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Colgate-Palmolive Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.

Colgate-Palmolive Company financials

Revenue TTM $18 billion
Operating margin TTM 20.06%
Gross profit TTM $10.2 billion
Return on assets TTM 14.64%
Return on equity TTM 221.38%
Profit margin 9.94%
Book value $0.48
Market capitalisation $60 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

Colgate-Palmolive Company share dividends


Dividend payout ratio: 63.3% of net profits

Recently Colgate-Palmolive Company has paid out, on average, around 63.3% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.64% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Colgate-Palmolive Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.64% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Colgate-Palmolive Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.86 per share.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's most recent dividend payout was on 14 May 2023. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 19 April 2023 (the "ex-dividend date").

Have Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares ever split?

Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 15 May 2013. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Colgate-Palmolive Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Colgate-Palmolive Company shares which in turn could have impacted Colgate-Palmolive Company's share price.

Colgate-Palmolive Company share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $66.9744 up to $82.7406. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Colgate-Palmolive Company's is 0.469. This would suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

Colgate-Palmolive Company overview

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. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment offers toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin health products, dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, and other related items. This segment markets and sells its products under various brands, which include Colgate, Darlie, elmex, hello, meridol, Sorriso, Tom's of Maine, Irish Spring, Palmolive, Protex, Sanex, Softsoap, Lady Speed Stick, Speed Stick, EltaMD, Filorga, PCA SKIN, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Murphy, Suavitel, Soupline, and Cuddly to a range of traditional and eCommerce retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. It also includes pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals. The Pet Nutrition segment offers pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs under the Hill's Science Diet brand; and a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions in dogs and cats under the Hill's Prescription Diet brand. This segment markets and sells its products through pet supply retailers, veterinarians, and eCommerce retailers.

Frequently asked questions

What percentage of Colgate-Palmolive Company is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.087% of Colgate-Palmolive Company shares are held by insiders and 82.345% by institutions.
How many people work for Colgate-Palmolive Company?
Latest data suggests 33,800 work at Colgate-Palmolive Company.
When does the fiscal year end for Colgate-Palmolive Company?
Colgate-Palmolive Company's fiscal year ends in December.
Where is Colgate-Palmolive Company based?
Colgate-Palmolive Company's address is: 300 Park Avenue, New York, NY, United States, 10022-7499
What is Colgate-Palmolive Company's ISIN number?
Colgate-Palmolive Company's international securities identification number is: US1941621039
What is Colgate-Palmolive Company's CUSIP number?
Colgate-Palmolive Company's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 194162103

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