How to buy Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) shares in the UK

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

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) is a leading household and personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at $84.59 after a previous close of $84.59. During the day the price has varied from a low of $84.59 to a high of $85.4. The latest price was $85.34 (25 minute delay). Colgate-Palmolive Company is listed on the NYSE and employs 34,200 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.

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How has coronavirus impacted Colgate-Palmolive Company's share price?

Since the stock market crash that started in February 2020, Colgate-Palmolive Company's share price has had significant positive movement.

Its last market close was $84.06, which is 9.27% up on its pre-crash value of $76.27 and 43.72% up on the lowest point reached during the March 2020 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 $1,122.20.

Colgate-Palmolive Company share price (NYSE:CL)

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Colgate-Palmolive Company shares at a glance

Information last updated 2021-12-31.
Previous close$84.59
Change %0.8866%
Information last updated 2022-01-15.
52-week range$72.8895 - $85.61
50-day moving average$80.2788
200-day moving average$79.9345
Wall St. target price$85.84
PE ratio26.5764
Dividend yield$1.78 (2.18%)
Earnings per share (TTM)$3.14
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Is it a good time to buy Colgate-Palmolive Company stock?

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

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

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).

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 3.9901. Higher PEG ratios such as this can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value given the current rate of growth.

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 (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is a whopping $4.4 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.


Revenue TTM $17.3 billion
Operating margin TTM 22.22%
Gross profit TTM $10 billion
Return on assets TTM 15.37%
Return on equity TTM 27.07%
Profit margin 15.37%
Book value $0.701
Market capitalisation $70.3 billion

TTM: trailing 12 months

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.

Total ESG risk score

Colgate-Palmolive Company's 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.).

Environmental score

Colgate-Palmolive Company's 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.

Social score

Colgate-Palmolive Company's 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.

Governance score

Colgate-Palmolive Company's 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.

Controversy score

Colgate-Palmolive Company's 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


Dividend yield: 2.18% of stock value


Forward annual dividend yield: 2.18% of stock value


Dividend payout ratio: 56.6% of net profits

Colgate-Palmolive Company has recently paid out dividends equivalent to 2.18% of its share value annually.

Colgate-Palmolive Company has paid out, on average, around 56.6% of recent net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.18% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), shareholders could enjoy a 2.18% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Colgate-Palmolive Company's case, that would currently equate to about $1.78 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 15 November 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 20 October 2021 (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.

Share price volatility

Over the last 12 months, Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as $72.8895 up to $85.61. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".

CL.US volatility(beta: 0.62)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 0.6209. This would suggest that Colgate-Palmolive Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).

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