$0.75 EPS Expected for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Lloyd Doyle
January 13, 2018

It has underperformed by 15.45% the S&P500.

Frank Brosens increased its stake in Colgate Palmolive Co (CL) by 25% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. The firm owned $56.68 million shares of the company's stock after selling 2.1 million shares during the period.

At the session level, shares of Weyerhaeuser Company (NYSE:WY) moved -0.84% from the open. Colgate now has $65.47B valuation. The stock decreased 0.22% or $0.41 during the last trading session, reaching $187.87. About 1.56M shares traded.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) was downgraded by investment analysts at Citigroup Inc. from a "buy" rating to a "neutral" rating in a research report issued to clients and investors on Monday. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500. Violich Cap Inc invested in 0.34% or 16,960 shares. Grandfield Dodd Ltd Llc holds 28,291 shares or 0.23% of its portfolio.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.96 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It has no change, as 52 investors sold CL shares while 437 reduced holdings. only 92 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. Royal Bank of Canada reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $74.00 price target on shares of Colgate-Palmolive in a research note on Sunday, October 8th. Bb&T Secs Llc reported 0.05% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). (NYSE:PFE). Albion Fincl Ut holds 25,439 shares. Stockholders of record on Monday, January 23rd will be given a dividend of $0.39 per share. City Holdg has 25,654 shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a "buy" rating to a "hold" rating in a research note on Friday, January 5th. (NYSE:PFE). Gargoyle Advisor Limited Liability owns 71,610 shares. Dorsey Wright Associates holds 116,372 shares. Mirae Asset Global Investments Ltd stated it has 4,195 shares. Vigilant Cap Mgmt Ltd Llc holds 39,042 shares or 0.21% of its portfolio. Beck Mack & Oliver Limited Liability Corp holds 0.13% in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) or 55,449 shares. Following the completion of the transaction, the insider now directly owns 60,528 shares in the company, valued at $4,422,780.96. Amica Mutual reported 50,367 shares. Oracle Corporation (ORCL) has risen 14.08% since January 11, 2017 and is uptrending. They expect $0.75 earnings per share, 0.00% or $0.00 from last year's $0.75 per share. C's profit will be $3.33 billion for 15.00 P/E if the $1.26 EPS becomes a reality.

Among 7 analysts covering Moneygram International (NASDAQ:MGI), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 4 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Pfizer had 67 analyst reports since July 29, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Taconic Capital Advisors Lp who had been investing in Colgate Palmolive Co for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $66.42 billion market cap company. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has "Outperform" rating given on Tuesday, December 19 by Macquarie Research. Morgan Stanley raised Colgate-Palmolive from an "equal weight" rating to an "overweight" rating and raised their price target for the stock from $75.00 to $84.00 in a research report on Monday, September 25th. The stock presently has a consensus rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $76.51. Jefferies maintained the stock with "Hold" rating in Tuesday, August 22 report. Rosenblatt initiated the shares of STLD in report on Wednesday, January 6 with "Buy" rating. Societe Generale downgraded Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) rating on Wednesday, November 29. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has "Hold" rating given on Friday, May 26 by RBC Capital Markets. Citigroup maintained it with "Buy" rating and $82 target in Thursday, April 14 report. The firm earned "Hold" rating on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets.

Since August 4, 2017, it had 0 insider buys, and 10 sales for $16.36 million activity. UBS maintained Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) rating on Friday, July 31. HICKEY DENNIS J sold $5.30M worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Thursday, August 3. Captrust Financial Advisors acquired a new position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive during the 2nd quarter worth $122,000.

In other Colgate-Palmolive news, Director Stephen I. Sadove sold 20,780 shares of the firm's stock in a transaction on Monday, November 6th. The stock of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) earned "Buy" rating by Sterne Agee CRT on Tuesday, July 21. Dorsey & Whitney Trust CO LLC now owns 5,642 shares of the company's stock worth $419,000 after purchasing an additional 34 shares during the period. Marsili Daniel B had sold 14,000 shares worth $1.00 million on Tuesday, August 15.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.35 in 2017 Q3. Its up 0.02, from 0.94 in 2017Q2. Ngam Advsrs Lp owns 122,562 shares or 0.09% of their United States portfolio. Pinebridge Invests LP holds 1.18% of its portfolio in Facebook, Inc. Bessemer Group Inc stated it has 81 shares or 0% of all its holdings. Wallace Mngmt, Texas-based fund reported 19,968 shares. Brandywine Global Inv Lc invested in 215,765 shares. Highlander Cap Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 7,155 shares or 0.95% of its portfolio. Marshall Wace Llp holds 0.26% or 37,944 shares. Assetmark holds 75,596 shares or 0.06% of its portfolio. Mitsubishi Ufj Securities Ltd invested in 0.02% or 30 shares. Wendell David Assoc reported 2.66% stake. Cetera Advisor Ltd accumulated 7,195 shares. (NASDAQ:FB) for 1.08 million shares. About 1,974 shares traded. It also reduced its holding in Trex Co Inc (NYSE:TREX) by 10,743 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 142,912 shares, and cut its stake in Reinsurance Group Amer Inc (NYSE:RGA). Sector Spdr (XLI) was reduced too.

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