Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL): Price and Financial Metrics

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL): $70.76

0.35 (-0.49%)

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CL Price/Volume Stats

Current price $70.76 52-week high $82.09
Prev. close $71.11 52-week low $67.84
Day low $70.25 Volume 2,634,300
Day high $70.98 Avg. volume 4,622,928
50-day MA $74.28 Dividend yield 2.69%
200-day MA $75.68 Market Cap 58.50B

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CL POWR Grades

  • Quality is the dimension where CL ranks best; there it ranks ahead of 94.01% of US stocks.
  • The strongest trend for CL is in Quality, which has been heading up over the past 177 days.
  • CL's current lowest rank is in the Momentum metric (where it is better than 15.64% of US stocks).

CL Stock Summary

  • COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than only 0.07% of US listed stocks.
  • Equity multiplier, or assets relative to shareholders' equity, comes in at 67.6 for COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO; that's greater than it is for 99.33% of US stocks.
  • The volatility of COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO's share price is greater than that of merely 0.81% US stocks with at least 200 days of trading history.
  • Stocks with similar financial metrics, market capitalization, and price volatility to COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO are BGI, MCK, AVAH, KIRK, and CAH.
  • Visit CL's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

CL Valuation Summary

  • In comparison to the median Consumer Defensive stock, CL's price/sales ratio is 77.78% higher, now standing at 3.2.
  • Over the past 243 months, CL's price/sales ratio has gone up 0.1.

Below are key valuation metrics over time for CL.

Stock Date P/S P/B P/E EV/EBIT
CL 2023-09-22 3.2 -935.8 40.0 27.2
CL 2023-09-21 3.2 -945.8 40.4 27.4
CL 2023-09-20 3.3 -952.8 40.7 27.6
CL 2023-09-19 3.2 -945.8 40.4 27.4
CL 2023-09-18 3.3 -953.9 40.8 27.7
CL 2023-09-15 3.2 -945.1 40.4 27.4

CL Growth Metrics

    Its 5 year revenue growth rate is now at 4.68%.
  • Its 3 year cash and equivalents growth rate is now at 4.03%.
  • The 3 year net cashflow from operations growth rate now stands at 2.23%.
Over the past 55 months, CL's revenue has gone up $2,213,000,000.

The table below shows CL's growth in key financial areas (numbers in millions of US dollars).

Date Revenue Operating Cash Flow Net Income to Common Stock
2022-12-31 17,967 2,556 1,785
2022-09-30 17,741 2,989 1,928
2022-06-30 17,700 3,014 1,944
2022-03-31 17,476 3,113 2,044
2021-12-31 17,421 3,325 2,166
2021-09-30 17,342 3,182 2,665

CL's Quality Factors

The “Quality” component of the POWR Ratings focuses on 31 different factors of a companies fundamentals and operational strength. Here are some key insights as we drill into the specifics of these quality attributes.
  • CL has a Quality Grade of A, ranking ahead of 98.02% of graded US stocks.
  • CL's asset turnover comes in at 1.091 -- ranking 19th of 50 Consumer Goods stocks.
  • SCL, LEG, and ETD are the stocks whose asset turnover ratios are most correlated with CL.

The table below shows CL's key quality metrics over time.

Period Asset Turnover Gross Margin ROIC
2021-09-30 1.091 0.603 0.312
2021-06-30 1.081 0.607 0.325
2021-03-31 1.073 0.609 0.333
2020-12-31 1.070 0.608 0.332
2020-09-30 1.065 0.606 0.326
2020-06-30 1.058 0.600 0.301

CL Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of CL, see our CL price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $86.60 Average Broker Recommendation 1.9 (Hold)

Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL) Company Bio

Colgate-Palmolive Company is an American multinational consumer products company headquartered on Park Avenue in Midtown ManhattanNew York City. It specializes in the production, distribution and provision of household, health care, personal care and veterinary products. (Source:Wikipedia)

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Below are the latest news stories about COLGATE PALMOLIVE CO that investors may wish to consider to help them evaluate CL as an investment opportunity.

Oil dips at September close but wins big on month and quarter

Crude prices fell on the last trading day of September on growing uneasiness over how the world might cope in the coming months with exploding energy costs, even as the U.S. economy and inflation appeared to have escaped the worst of such impact right away. New York-traded West Texas Intermediate, or WTI, crude  for delivery in November settled at $90.79 per barrel, down 92 cents, or 1%, on the day. While WTI fell on the day, it rose 0.8% on the week, resuming its rally from the end of August after a one-week hiatus last week.

Yahoo | September 29, 2023

3 Dividend Kings With Recession-Proof Payouts

These names, which have raised their payouts for over 50 straight years, have dividends that are well-covered even during a recession.

Yahoo | September 28, 2023

Consumer Confidence Plummets on Recession Fears: 5 Stocks to Buy

Consumer confidence is declining on recession fears. Defensive stocks like ALLETE (ALE), Consolidated Water (CWCO), American Water Works Company (AWK), Kimberly-Clark (KMB) and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) are safe bets.

Yahoo | September 28, 2023

FTSE and Wall Street lower as US GDP remains unchanged

A look at how the major markets are performing on Thursday.

Yahoo | September 28, 2023

U.S. crude oil stocks fell further last week, gasoline and distillates rose - EIA

U.S. stockpiles of crude oil fell last week for a second week in a row while inventories of fuel products gasoline and distillates rose, a government report said Wednesday. The U.S. crude inventory balance fell by 2.169 million barrels during the week ended Sept. 22, according to the Weekly Petroleum Status Report of the U.S. Energy Information Administration, or EIA. Aside from the headline drop in crude stockpiles, the EIA cited a drop of  0.943M barrels last week at the Cushing, Oklahoma hub that serves as a central delivery and storage point for U.S. crude.

Yahoo | September 27, 2023

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CL Price Returns

1-mo -3.43%
3-mo -7.37%
6-mo -5.31%
1-year 2.08%
3-year -1.86%
5-year 22.97%
YTD -8.47%
2022 -5.44%
2021 2.08%
2020 27.17%
2019 18.60%
2018 -19.19%

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