The Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) shares are trading at higher $74.49 and the avg recommendation for the stock is Moderate Buy. The current analyst price target stands at $75.25.
To add more color to this target, the company’s high over the last year is $77.41 and the low is $58.49. Over the last 52 weeks, CL is down -3.77% while the S&P 500 is up 0.76%. The catalyst for this interesting swing was the company’s recent earnings report.
A Notable Earnings Report
In the last quarter, CL reported a profit of $2.46 billion. Colgate-Palmolive Company also saw revenues increase to $4.1 billion. In addition, CL has free cash flow of $686.0 million as of 03-2020 The company’s EBITDA came in at $1.08 billion which compares well with its peers.
CL booked profit margins of 15.90%, and its Return on Assets is 17.30%. All told, it is clear that, CL needs to be on your watchlist.
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Of course, we must look beyond the financials and question how well those numbers represent the sustainable earnings power of the business. Investors need to know how sustainable this current run. CL has a short ratio of 3.05 and outstanding shares of 856.90M.
CL has seen increased volume after this news and investors are putting their support behind the value proposition. Furthermore, 10-day volume stands at 3.46 million and more growth is possible in the weeks ahead. Traders will also note the company’s earnings per share came in at 2.93. Colgate-Palmolive Company CL also noted assets of $15.07 billion at the end of the last quarter. Investors should also keep an eye on sector updates as CL has historically followed its peers on positive news.
All told, Colgate-Palmolive Company CL has strung together solid data and demonstrated underlying fundamentals. At its current valuation, CL represents an interesting risk/reward case. Traders should stay tuned to see if this recent report will push the stock to test recent resistance levels.
Colgate-Palmolive Company CL is now commanding a market cap of 63.59B and a float of 854.54M. CL is increasing its credibility in this sector and that could lead to more upside down the line. Sign-up for continuing coverage on shares of CL stock, as well as other hot stock picks, get our free newsletter today and get our next breakout pick!
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