Analysts See $0.75 EPS for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Can Colgate-Palmolive’s Earnings Improve in 2018

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Company's existing stock price is at $75.15 with a change in price of 0.66%. Further, company shares have been seen trading -2.74% off of the 52 week high and 18.48% away from the 52 week low. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500. Ppl now has $21.43B valuation. The stock increased 0.08% or $0.01 during the last trading session, reaching $11.91. About 1.95M shares traded. British American Tobacco p.l.c. (NYSEMKT:BTI) has risen 17.78% since December 25, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 17.22% the S&P500.

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Ratings analysis reveals 24% of Colgate-Palmolive's analysts are positive. CL was included in 62 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. As per Friday, April 15, the company rating was maintained by BNP Paribas. Societe Generale downgraded Colgate-Palmolive from a hold rating to a sell rating and set a $66.00 target price on the a research report on Wednesday, November 29th. As per Friday, October 28, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Thursday, July 6 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Sunday, August 20 by Jefferies. The firm has "Neutral" rating by UBS given on Friday, July 31. Colgate-Palmolive presently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $76.33. RBC Capital Markets maintained Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Friday, May 26 with "Hold" rating. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was maintained by Barclays Capital.

The forward P/E of Colgate-Palmolive Company is at 24.24 signifying the uses of estimated net earnings over the next 12 months. Rathbone Brothers Plc who had been investing in British American Tobacco Plc Adr Each Rep 1 Ordinary Share for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $147.90B market cap company. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition.

With its Consumer Goods sector trailing twelve months PE 29 though compares favourably and might not be right buying opportunity and given company's price pattern indicate traders who now seem to be bullish on the stock, thought prices seem expensive traders want in. The firm offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other related products.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. North Star Asset Mngmt Incorporated holds 6,166 shares. The company's EPS growth for the following year is valued at 8.01%, indicating an EPS value of 1.90% for the past 5 years, and an EPS value of 8.06% for the coming five years. Teachers Retirement System Of The State Of Kentucky stated it has 96,350 shares. Ogorek Anthony Joseph Ny Adv has 0.39% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). 3,895 were reported by Mechanics Bancorp Trust Department. Stanley stated it has 2,839 shares. Advantus Cap Management Inc reported 11,473 shares or 0% of all its holdings.

Colgate-Palmolive Company present near term investments and other marketable securities are at 1.2 Current Ratio. Baystate Wealth Management Ltd Liability holds 0.03% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) for 2,579 shares. Bnp Paribas Asset Sa reported 0.14% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL).

The market experts are predicting a 19.76% rally, based on the high target price ($90) for Colgate-Palmolive Company shares that is likely to be hit in the 52 weeks. Shares for $5.30 million were sold by HICKEY DENNIS J on Thursday, August 3. $273,868 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) was sold by Verduin Patricia on Tuesday, August 15. HUSTON JOHN J had sold 14,000 shares worth $999,064. The institutional investor owned 4,178 shares of the company's stock after acquiring an additional 1,803 shares during the period. Apg Asset Mgmt Nv owns 4.07M shares. Culbertson A N Incorporated invested 1.6% in AT&T Inc. Prudential accumulated 0.15% or 1.26 million shares. It improved, as 21 investors sold ESS shares while 118 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 465 raised stakes. The funds in our partner's database now have: 617.24 million shares, down from 617.46 million shares in 2017Q2. The United Kingdom-based Legal General Gru Public Ltd Company has invested 0.16% in PPL Corporation (NYSE:PPL). Robeco Institutional Asset Mngmt Bv reported 1.98 million shares. Wagner Bowman Mgmt Corporation invested in 51,713 shares or 0.57% of the stock.

Want to see what other hedge funds are holding CL? Arizona State Retirement accumulated 39,009 shares or 0.12% of the stock. Welch Gp Ltd Liability Com owns 229,446 shares. The Missouri-based Parkside Bankshares And has invested 0% in Essex Property Trust, Inc. State Treasurer State Of Michigan owns 34,150 shares or 0% of their USA portfolio. Savings Bank Of The Ozarks, Arkansas-based fund reported 13,698 shares. Highvista Strategies Limited Co holds 0.07% or 2,199 shares in its portfolio.

The stock decreased 0.10% or GBX 2.5 during the last trading session, reaching GBX 2452.5. CL's profit would be $658.58 million giving it 25.05 P/E if the $0.75 EPS is correct. After $0.74 actual earnings per share reported by AT&T Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -12.16% negative EPS growth. Deutsche Bank maintained the stock with "Buy" rating in Tuesday, February 23 report. Therefore 34% are positive. Jefferies maintained the shares of RDSA in report on Friday, July 28 with "Buy" rating. The stock's average target of $72.92 is -2.97% below today's ($75.15) share price. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Monday, February 8 by Evercore. (NYSE:GPN) on Thursday, October 8 with "Outperform" rating. Oppenheimer has "Buy" rating and $15500 target. The rating was maintained by KeyBanc Capital Markets on Monday, October 16 with "Hold". The rating was maintained by Credit Suisse with "Neutral" on Monday, April 25. The stock has "Buy" rating by Jefferies on Friday, August 4.



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