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 most optimistic price target was 90, which equates to a potential upside of 24.07 percent. The minimum price target given was 65, implying a possible loss of -10.39 percent. Some investors take price targets and stock ratings with a grain of salt, knowing that some analysts can have indirect business with the stocks they cover.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change 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. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -1.03 percent, as compared to a month ago. Expanding the time horizon to 3 months, the average change in fiscal year estimates becomes -1.2 percent.

Investors like to see analysts making revisions in the same direction, as that raises confidence in the revisions. 2 analysts made positive revisions to their quarterly estimates over the past month, while 8 analysts revised their estimates downwards. 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. Another measure frequently examined by investors is the PEG ratio. Smaller PEG ratios are desirable, as that can indicate whether the high price level of a stock is warranted by high growth. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, although it is frequently more appropriate to compare PEG ratios to the company's peers. The PEG ratio of CL is 3.54.

In the last 52-weeks, CL has achieved a high of 77.27 and a low of 63.43. Currently the stock is 14.36 percent higher than its 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 stock has a market capitalization of $63.9 billion. CL's next earnings release will be on 0000-00-00, which is days away.