How to buy Colgate-Palmolive Company shares | $84.68

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Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) is a leading household & personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at $84.16 after a previous close of $84.59. During the day the price has varied from a low of $84.15 to a high of $85.09. The latest price was $84.68 (25 minute delay). Colgate-Palmolive Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 34,300 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

How to buy shares in Colgate-Palmolive Company

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  2. Open your account. You'll need your ID, bank details and national insurance number.
  3. Confirm your payment details. You'll need to fund your account with a bank transfer, debit card or credit card.
  4. Search the platform for stock code: CL in this case.
  5. Research Colgate-Palmolive Company shares. The platform should provide the latest information available.
  6. Buy your Colgate-Palmolive Company shares. It's that simple.
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How has Coronavirus impacted Colgate-Palmolive Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash in March caused by coronavirus, Colgate-Palmolive Company's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $79.21, which is 3.71% up on its pre-crash value of $76.27 and 35.42% up on the lowest point reached during the March crash when the shares fell as low as $58.49.

If you had bought $1,000 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company shares at the start of February 2020, those shares would have been worth $807.27 at the bottom of the March crash, and if you held on to them, then as of the last market close they'd be worth $1,057.45.

Colgate-Palmolive Company share price

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Colgate-Palmolive Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2020-12-11.
Open$84.16
High$85.09
Low$84.15
Close$84.68
Previous close$84.59
Change $0.09
Change % 0.106%
Volume 2,398,076
Information last updated 2020-12-27.
52-week range$57.4784 - $86.41
50-day moving average $84.8735
200-day moving average $78.5703
Wall St. target price$84.15
PE ratio 27.1693
Dividend yield $1.76 (2.07%)
Earnings per share (TTM) $3.13
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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 last close of $84.68

1 week (2021-01-15) 3.42%
1 month (2020-12-23) 0.30%
3 months (2020-10-23) 6.73%
6 months (2020-07-23) 14.08%
1 year (2020-01-23) 19.93%
2 years (2019-01-23) 35.81%
3 years (2018-01-23) 10.12%
5 years (2016-01-22) 31.06%

Is Colgate-Palmolive Company under- or over-valued?

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's P/E ratio

Colgate-Palmolive Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 27x. In other words, Colgate-Palmolive Company shares trade at around 27x recent earnings.

That's comparable to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29).

Colgate-Palmolive Company's PEG ratio

Colgate-Palmolive Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.8904. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.

The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Colgate-Palmolive Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's EBITDA

Colgate-Palmolive Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $4.3 billion (£3.2 billion).

The EBITDA is a measure of a Colgate-Palmolive Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.

Colgate-Palmolive Company financials

Revenue TTM $16.2 billion
Operating margin TTM 23.74%
Gross profit TTM $9.3 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.73%
Return on equity TTM 457.1%
Profit margin 16.65%
Book value $0.762
Market capitalisation $72.9 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

How to short and sell Colgate-Palmolive Company shares

  1. Create a CFD or spread betting account.
  2. Search for the stock code. E.g. "CL.US"
  3. Choose your position size.
  4. Select "sell" rather than "buy".
  5. Confirm your position and keep tabs on it. You may wish to set limits on your position.

There are currently 8.1 million Colgate-Palmolive Company shares held short by investors – that's known as Colgate-Palmolive Company's "short interest". This figure is 14.7% down from 9.5 million last month.

There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Colgate-Palmolive Company shares can be evaluated.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)

Colgate-Palmolive Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Colgate-Palmolive Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Colgate-Palmolive Company shares traded daily (recently around 3.3 million). Colgate-Palmolive Company's SIR currently stands at 2.48. In other words for every 100,000 Colgate-Palmolive Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 2480 shares are currently held short.

However Colgate-Palmolive Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Colgate-Palmolive Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable Colgate-Palmolive Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Colgate-Palmolive Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.01% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Colgate-Palmolive Company shares in existence, roughly 10 shares are currently held short) or 0.0101% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Colgate-Palmolive Company shares, roughly 10 shares are currently held short).

Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Colgate-Palmolive Company.

Find out more about how you can short Colgate-Palmolive Company stock.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's environmental, social and governance track record

Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Colgate-Palmolive Company.

When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's total ESG risk score

Total ESG risk: 29.12

Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Colgate-Palmolive Company's overall score of 29.12 (as at 01/01/2019) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 35th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.

ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Colgate-Palmolive Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).

Colgate-Palmolive Company's environmental score

Environmental score: 10.29/100

Colgate-Palmolive Company's environmental score of 10.29 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's social score

Social score: 13.87/100

Colgate-Palmolive Company's social score of 13.87 puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's governance score

Governance score: 10.96/100

Colgate-Palmolive Company's governance score puts it squarely in the 8th percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.

Colgate-Palmolive Company's controversy score

Controversy score: 3/5

ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. A high-profile company, Colgate-Palmolive Company scored a 3 out of 5 for controversy – a middle-of-the-table result reflecting that Colgate-Palmolive Company hasn't always managed to keep its nose clean.

Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary

Colgate-Palmolive Company was last rated for ESG on: 2019-01-01.

Total ESG score 29.12
Total ESG percentile 34.64
Environmental score 10.29
Environmental score percentile 8
Social score 13.87
Social score percentile 8
Governance score 10.96
Governance score percentile 8
Level of controversy 3

Colgate-Palmolive Company share dividends

58%

Dividend payout ratio: 58.14% of net profits

Recently Colgate-Palmolive Company has paid out, on average, around 58.14% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.07% 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 2.07% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Colgate-Palmolive Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.76 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 16 November 2020. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 22 October 2020 (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 16 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 $57.4784 up to $86.41. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CL.US volatility(beta: 0.58)Avg. volatility(beta: 1.00)LowHigh

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 0.5785. This would suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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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 products include 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 similar items. This segment markets and sells its products to various retailers, wholesalers, and distributors. The Pet Nutrition segment offers pet nutrition products for everyday nutritional needs; and a range of therapeutic products to manage disease conditions in dogs and cats. This segment markets and sells its products for dogs and cats through pet supply retailers, veterinarians, and e-commerce retailers. Its principal global and regional trademarks include Colgate, Palmolive, elmex, meridol, Tom's of Maine, Sorriso, Hello, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sanex, Filorga, Elta MD, PCA Skin, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, and Suavitel, as well as Hill's Science Diet and Hill's Prescription Diet. Colgate-Palmolive Company was founded in 1806 and is headquartered in New York, New York.

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