Trillium Asset Management LLC boosted its position in Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) by 34.8% in the third quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 5,016 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 1,294 shares during the period. Trillium Asset Management LLC’s holdings in Colgate-Palmolive were worth $365,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
A number of other hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the business. OLD Second National Bank of Aurora bought a new position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $109,000. Krilogy Financial LLC grew its position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive by 23.0% during the 2nd quarter. Krilogy Financial LLC now owns 1,547 shares of the company’s stock valued at $115,000 after acquiring an additional 289 shares during the period. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management grew its position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive by 4.5% during the 2nd quarter. Hanson & Doremus Investment Management now owns 1,630 shares of the company’s stock valued at $121,000 after acquiring an additional 70 shares during the period. Captrust Financial Advisors bought a new position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive during the 2nd quarter valued at approximately $122,000. Finally, Harbour Capital Advisors LLC bought a new position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive during the 1st quarter valued at approximately $121,000. 72.83% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.
CL has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 17th. KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Colgate-Palmolive in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Macquarie upgraded shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $81.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Tuesday, December 19th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Colgate-Palmolive in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $75.00 price target on the stock. Finally, SunTrust Banks upgraded shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and upped their price target for the company from $65.00 to $85.00 in a research note on Wednesday, October 11th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.33.
Shares of Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE CL) opened at $75.48 on Wednesday. Colgate-Palmolive has a 52 week low of $63.43 and a 52 week high of $77.27. The company has a quick ratio of 0.92, a current ratio of 1.23 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 24.42. The stock has a market cap of $65,989.61, a P/E ratio of 29.14, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.44 and a beta of 0.81.
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) last posted its earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.73. Colgate-Palmolive had a net margin of 15.10% and a return on equity of 2,782.56%. The business had revenue of $3.97 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.94 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.73 EPS. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts anticipate that Colgate-Palmolive will post 2.88 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
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Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company. The Company operates in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care product segment is operated through five geographic segments, which include North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific and Africa/Eurasia.
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