Thursday, February 9, 2017

Dividend Overview: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) share price jumped at US$ 66.79 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 66.56 a share. The dividend stock is -10.7% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 75.38 but is up 6.3% since hitting the US$ 63.43. Investors are buying the stock with a trailing-twelve-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.5.

After a 1.63% rise from previous close of US$ 65.49, Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) has a US$ 58.9 Billion market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.39-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 2.34% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 1.56 and 56.6% annual payout ratio based on EPS.

The CL has soared 2.3% year-to-date. The equity has slowed down in recent weeks, with shares lower about -3.77% in the past three months. It added 3.07%, climbed -0.62% and jumped -9.56% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at -1.9% and net income per share was seen moving at a 1.9% rate in the past five years.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) is over 3% above analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 69.69. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 63, but is still below the high US$ 77 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned 2.97%.

The most recent short interest data show 1.1% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 2.46 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.7 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 0.98.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) closed -4.83% below its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is 1.06% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and 0.52% above its 20-day simple moving average.

Dividend Overview: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

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