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.

Many analysts weighed in on price targets for CL. The maximum price target given was 90, which equates to a potential upside of 24.07 percent. The lowest price target was 65, implying a possible loss of -10.39 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.03 percent, as compared to a month ago. 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. 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.

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. A lower PEG ratio is favorable, 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.

In the trailing 52-weeks, CL hit 77.27 at the highest peak, while it's lowest trading point was 63.43. Currently the stock is 14.36 percent higher than its low, 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's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.