UBS raised the price target for the Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) stock to “a Buy”. The rating was released on June 24, 2021. We previously noted in another research note published on June 09, 2021 by Credit Suisse that upgraded the stock from a Neutral to an Outperform with a price target of $95 for CL stock. The research report from Credit Suisse has upgraded the stock from Underperform to Neutral, with a price target set at $80. The stock was downgraded by Stifel, who disclosed in a research note on January 28, 2021, from Buy to Hold and set the price objective to $83.
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The latest trade, Performances and Moving Averages give us the following Picture
The share price of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) dipped -0.03% to close Wednesday’s market session at $77.65, lower as compared to yesterday’s close. The stock price fluctuated between $76.985 and $77.835 throughout the trading session with the volume trading being 3631606 shares, which represented a significant variation when compared to the three months average volume of 3.99 million shares. The firm’s stock price fluctuated -0.65% within the last five trades and -7.50% within the last 30 trades, which was a significant change from the beginning of this year. Despite the fact that the share price increased 1.25% in the last 6 months and -8.03% was subtracted to its value over the previous 3 months. CL stock is trading at a margin of -2.15%, -4.30% and -4.36% apart from the 20-Day, 50-Day and 200-Day Simple Moving Average prices.
As of the close of trading, CL deals in the Consumer Defensive domain. The stock is trading -10.14 percent below its 52-week high and 4.73 percent above its 52-week low. For example, looking both at the price and the high and low measurements of 52 weeks will give you a clearer picture of the direction the price is heading. The firm’s Weighted Alpha is -4.12. A positive weighted alpha indicates the firm has done well over the course of the year, whereas one below 0 indicates that the firm has done poorly.
What Does Colgate-Palmolive Company’s Profitability and Valuation Ratios Tell Us About the Stock?
With regard to the profitability of the company, the operating margin is currently at 23.30 percent and the profit margin is 16.00 percent, and the company has reported a gross margin of 60.70 percent. The profit margin, also known as the revenue ratio or gross profit ratio, is an efficiency figure used to estimate the business’s profitability by comparing net income and sales. The higher the number, the more profits are generated for the company and vice versa.
The stock’s market cap achieved a total value of $65.64 billion as of the last trading session. Market capitalization is the total value of all outstanding shares of a corporation and it is used to measure a company’s market value. The price-to-earnings ratio for Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) is 24.33. The price-to-earnings ratio is a method of assessing corporate values by comparing them to their per-share profit. Forward P/E stands at 22.40. Forward price-to-earnings is calculated using predicted earnings for the next financial year’s P/E determination. The stock has achieved an effective Price-to-Sales Ratio of 3.84 that mirrors the cost to be found for sales by the market. The firm managed a Price-to-Book ratio of 141.18, which equates the market value of a stock with its book value.
Is Insider Trading a Real Thing?
Almost all investors and traders prefer to invest in shares controlled by the management of a corporation as a management company will be more likely to run the business itself and to never conduct things against the management’s desires and will always try to do what is best for their shareholders. Currently, 0.10 percent of Colgate-Palmolive Company shares are owned by insiders, and 80.00 percent are held by financial institutions. Shotts Philip G., the Vice President and Controller at Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) has sold 12,737 shares of firm on Aug 16 at a price of $79.95 against the total amount of $1.02 million. In another inside trade, Daniels Jennifer, CLO and Secretary of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) sold 20,290 shares of the firm on Aug 05 for a total worth of $1.61 million at a price of $79.11. An inside trade which took place on Aug 04, Director of Colgate-Palmolive Company NORRINGTON LORRIE M sold 1,898 shares of firm against total price of $0.15 million at the cost of $78.02 per share.