News coverage about Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) has trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Colgate-Palmolive earned a media sentiment score of 0.05 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.1296293886382 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next several days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

Shares of Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE CL) traded down $0.34 during trading hours on Wednesday, reaching $74.25. 2,696,010 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 3,606,001. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 24.42, a current ratio of 1.23 and a quick ratio of 0.92. Colgate-Palmolive has a twelve month low of $63.43 and a twelve month high of $77.27. The stock has a market capitalization of $65,436.40, a P/E ratio of 25.97, a P/E/G ratio of 3.41 and a beta of 0.81.

Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the 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 the consensus estimate of $3.94 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.73 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts expect that Colgate-Palmolive will post 2.88 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, November 15th. Shareholders of record on Monday, October 23rd were issued a dividend of $0.40 per share. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.15%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, October 20th. Colgate-Palmolive’s dividend payout ratio is currently 61.78%.

A number of research firms recently issued reports on CL. Societe Generale downgraded shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $66.00 price objective on the stock. in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Colgate-Palmolive in a report on Saturday, November 25th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, November 8th. Citigroup dropped their price objective on shares of Colgate-Palmolive from $76.00 to $75.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Morgan Stanley dropped their price objective on shares of Colgate-Palmolive from $84.00 to $83.00 and set an “overweight” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 31st. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fifteen have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $76.04.

In other Colgate-Palmolive news, CMO Mukul Deoras sold 7,500 shares of Colgate-Palmolive stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, November 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $73.28, for a total transaction of $549,600.00. Following the transaction, the chief marketing officer now owns 45,217 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,313,501.76. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Stephen I. Sadove sold 20,780 shares of Colgate-Palmolive stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $70.52, for a total transaction of $1,465,405.60. Following the sale, the director now owns 36,268 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,557,619.36. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 173,673 shares of company stock worth $12,629,293 in the last ninety days. Insiders own 1.02% of the company’s stock.

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Colgate-Palmolive Company Profile

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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