Colgate-Palmolive Co (CL)

CL (NYSE:Consumer Non-Durables) EQUITY
$69.99
neg -0.59
-0.84%
Today's Range: 69.71 - 70.23 | CL Avg Daily Volume: 3,030,600
Last Update: 06/27/16 - 4:02 PM EDT
Volume: 3,421,856
YTD Performance: 5.94%
Open: $70.14
Previous Close: $70.58
52 Week Range: $50.84 - $72.72
Oustanding Shares: 893,017,691
Market Cap: 64,895,595,605
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TheStreet Ratings Grade for CL
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 0 0 0 0
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 14 16 15 15
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.93 2.94 2.94 2.94
Latest Dividend: 0.39
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.15%
Dividend Ex-Date: 07/20/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 47.81
Price Earnings Comparisons:
CL Sector Avg. S&P 500
47.81 47.70 12.90
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.96% 6.15% 25.70%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -7.20 -0.10 -0.02
Net Income -33.80 -0.40 -0.16
EPS -35.50 -0.40 -0.16
Earnings for CL:
EBITDA 4.38B
Revenue 16.03B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (06/16) Qtr (09/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $0.69 $0.74 $2.82 $3.08
Number of Analysts 10 8 12 11
High Estimate $0.70 $0.75 $2.85 $3.12
Low Estimate $0.67 $0.73 $2.80 $3.00
Prior Year $0.70 $0.72 $2.81 $2.82
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -1.71% 2.08% 0.27% 9.25%
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Sky-High Price-to-Earnings Ratios. Wall Street might historically view consumer staples as "defensive," but many have offensive valuations these days. Those have stemmed from an extended low-interest-rate period (which is likely to end shortly), coupled with the incorrect perception that consumer staples' profits will be immune to the soft global-economic backdrop. Yields That Won't Provide Adequate Support. Consumer staples' dividend yields no longer provide the safety net that many investors believe. As we saw with Campbell's, a good dividend yield provides little protection when fundamentals sour -- as they likely will for many firms in the more-competitive global backdrop that I expect. Inflation is rising, and with that will inevitably come higher interest rates, meaning that the sector's current yields will provide little support. Emerging-Market Profit Pressures. Don't view Campbell's as an outlier. Generic competition, a potentially strengthening U.S. dollar and higher input costs due to rising commodities prices all represent continuing profit threats for the sector. P/E/G Rates are Elevated. P/E/G rates -- or stock valuations relative to the potential for reduced or pressured secular profit growth -- serve as another significant headwind for consumer staples. In fact, the sector's P/E ratios are obscene in certain cases relative to expected five-year growth rates, as this chart shows: Company                              P/E*               Div. Yield         5-year Expected EPS Gain Campbell                              27.1               2.08%           &nb

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May 06, 2016 | 7:09 AM EDT
CL - Colgate-Palmolive Co Annual Shareholders Meeting - 10AM
It could soon run out of buyers.
But the technical picture is bullish in the short term.
But the technical picture is bullish in the short-term. 

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Inside day for the markets today. Ns over Ss and Rs (Russell was quite weak, down $1.54, probably related to biotech/health care. Note: iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) short is a recent Best Ideas List inclusion as a short.  The U.S. dollar weakened, though multinationals/staples -- including Procter & Gamble (PG), Colgate-Palmolive (CL) and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) -- were mixed.  Crude oil dropped 71 cents to $36.44. Natural gas rose by three cents. Gold fell by $14.70, continuing its recent correction. Silver was down an outsized 25 cents. (Boca Biff called, and he is squirming now. Stay tuned). Agricultural commodities:  wheat, corn and oats down small. Bonds were essentially unchanged, with  yields up a basis point. Municipals were also flattish and closed-end municipal funds sold off. High yield was lower. However, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) forged ahead by six cents and now stands up about 10% from January lows. I continue to buy. Credit is underpriced. If it isn't, stocks are materially overpriced!  Banks continued an orderly drop, but comparatively small. I would love to see a more meaningful decline because I want to re-up my financial holdings, with an intermediate-term view. Hit me with your best shot!  Life insurance starting to roll over? I am long Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG) and short Lincoln National (LNC) and MetLife (MET). Brokerages, recently sold and taken off the Best Ideas List, appear to be rolling over for another loss. Morgan Stanley (MS) was down 50 cents and Goldman Sachs (GS) down $1.35. Private equity is rolling over, too. Blackstone Group (BX) was down 40 cents. Old tech was unchanged. Media weakness; my shorts Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS) were lower. Biowreck -- down nearly 4%.  Retail was mixed, with remodeling in the form of Home Depot (HD) and Lowe's (LOW) was a highlight. I am market-neutral in the space. (T)FANG continues to exert some leadership. Tesla (TSLA) and Amazon (AMZN) were strong components. NOSH was tasty, as all four components were better. CRABBY flatlined. Recent sales of Potash (POT), Twitter (TWTR) and Radian Group (RDN) are looking OK for now. I like the short set-up now; a tepid rally from the lows. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) was down $1.30 at the worst, rallied to be only down 40 cents and was off 60 cents near the close. I added to ProShares UltraShort S&P 500 ETF (SDS) small. A trade, not a long-term lease!  I sold Best Idea long Best Buy (BBY). Yesterday's Trades of the Week -- inverse Nasdaq ETFs ProShares Short QQQ (PSQ), ProShares UltraShort QQQ (QID) and ProShares UltraPro Short QQQ (SQQQ) -- were up marginally. Some good stuff on RealMoneyPro today: 1. Mo' Cross on gold. But Skip Raschke prefers platinum over gold. (It's a no-brainer? Uh ho! I hate that term, as respectfully nothing is a no-brainer, Carl Icahn!)  2. Tim "Not Phil or Judy" Collins sees yellow flags.  3. James Passeri on

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