Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL): closed at $73.81 on Thursday, June 18

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Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of -0.27% or -$0.2 shares. The trading starts at $73.74 and closed at $73.81 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $73.19 and day high was $73.99 on Thursday, June 18. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 2.96 million while its average volume is 4.93M. In other hand, the CL market cap reached to $63.32B. While, its current target price is $73.61 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 0.70% and up 6.30% for month. Its quarterly performance was 10.44% above, while its half year performance is up 8.51%. CL yearly performance stood at positive 0.11% and rise 6.93% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Colgate-Palmolive Company is 2.50.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. CL EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.93. EPS for this year is -3.20%, while for the next year its value is 3.04. Sales growth for the current quarter is 5.90 while its EPS Q/Q reached 28.40%. It has an EPS of 3.10% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 4.25%.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and State Street Corporation are the top three holders in Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 79.96 million shares which valued 5.31 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 58.82 million shares which valued at 3.9 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, State Street Corporation has a total of 42.82 million shares which valued at 2.84 billion. In the end, State Street Corporation have 5.00% shares outstanding of Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.20% and institutional holding shifted to 79.00%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.93. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 16 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.69, while 0.72 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for CL published in the report was 0.6-0.78 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.72 which is lower than 0.75 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for CL rise 5.13% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 3.72% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 2.01%. The moving average value for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) is 70.27 and 70.83 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in CL stock. On May 13, POLK MICHAEL B, Director, sold 3,115 trading shares at the cost of $68.08, which valued at 0.21 million. On Mar 30, COOK IAN M, Executive Chairman, sold 17,750 shares at the cost of $65.84, with total shares of 842,265. On Mar 17, COOK IAN M, Executive Chairman, sold 1,750 shares at the cost of 68.02. After this transaction, COOK IAN M total shares reached to 860,015 which valued at 0.12 million.