Analyst Ratings for Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL)

Updated: 2017-07-29

Analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive Co. (NYSE:CL) have given it a consensus rating of Hold. A consensus rating of Hold was previously issued for CL last month.

A buy rating was issued by 3 analysts, 0 gave an overweight rating, 19 issued a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 0 issued a sell rating. Today, there are 0 more analysts optimistic about the company future as compared with 90 days ago. Over the same time period, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a negative outlook on the stock.

Several price targets were given for CL by the analysts covering the stock. The maximum price target given was 90, implying a possible profit of 24.07 percent. The most pessimistic analyst gave a price target of 65, implying a possible loss of -10.39 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

In the last 30 days, analysts have changed their quarterly earnings estimates downwards by an average of -1.35 percent. That number becomes -2.01 percent if we expand the time horizon to include the past 3 months instead of just one. Meanwhile, fiscal year estimates have been revised downwards by -1.03 percent, compared to last month. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -1.2 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 2 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, which can be compared to the 8 analysts that decreased their estimates. Also over the last month, 2 analysts increased their estimates for the FY earnings, while 9 analysts made negative revisions to their fiscal year's estimates.

The growth rate of CL's earnings is estimated by analysts to be 7.62 percent. People on Wall Street often look at a company's PEG ratio. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, because people typically see that as an indicator of higher growth relative to stock price. Many investors consider PEG ratios between 0 and 1 as preferrable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of CL is 3.54.

CL has a 52-week high of 77.27 and a 52-week low of 63.43. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 14.36 percent, and below the high by 6.12 percent. CL has a P/E ratio of 26.97. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The CL value stock report compares CL to some of its peers using value stock charts. The market cap of CL is $63.9 billion. CL will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.