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.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for CL. The most optimistic price target was 90, which equates to a potential upside of 24.07 percent. The most pessimistic price target was 65, implying potential capital losses of -10.39 percent. Note that investment analysts can be biased in their reporting on companies's ratings and price targets.

Analysts have revised their earnings estimates downwards for this quarter, by about -1.35 percent on average, compared to last month. This can be compared with the average change in earnings estimates over the past 3 months, which is -2.01 percent. Over the past 30 days, FY earnings estimates have also changed downwards by -1.03 percent. 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. Over the past month, 2 analysts increased their quarterly estimates, while 8 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 2 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, compared to 9 analysts that revised their FY estimates downwards.

CL has an estimated earnings growth rate of 7.62 percent as forecasted by analysts. The PEG ratio of a stock is another value frequently studied by investors. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. People often look for the PEG ratio to be under 1, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. 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. Today's price is 14.36 percent above the 52-week low, and below the high by 6.12 percent. CL has a price/earnings 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 is estimated to release their earnings results for the quarter on 0000-00-00, days from today.