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Colgate-Palmolive Co CL Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 07, 2023, 4:10 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 73.85
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Household & Personal Products
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 72.71  –  73.55
  • Year Range 67.84  –  83.81
  • Market Cap 61.3465 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 3.7 Mil /  3.8 Mil
  • Price / Sales 3.45
  • Price / Book 153.82
  • Forward Div Yield 2.55%
  • Trailing Div Yield 2.56%

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Margin Decay Again Plagues Colgate in Q4, but We Think It's Prudently Focused on the Long Term

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While Colgate’s fourth-quarter marks (including a lower gross margin) sent a chill through the market (shares down at a mid-single-digit percentage clip), we posit the reaction was overdone. Organic sales jumped 8.5%, as 12.5% higher prices offset a 4% downdraft in volumes (modest, in our view, relative to the pronounced price hike). And its dominant market share in global and U.S. toothpaste held near 40% and 35%, respectively, speaking to its pristine brand standing.

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Business Description

Since its founding in 1806, Colgate-Palmolive has grown to become a leading global consumer product company. In addition to its namesake oral care line, the firm manufactures shampoos, shower gels, deodorants, and home care products that are sold in over 200 countries (international sales account for about 70% of its consolidated total, including approximately 45% from emerging regions). It also owns specialty pet food maker Hill's, which sells its products through veterinarians and specialty pet retailers.

300 Park Avenue
New York, NY, 10022-7499
Industry Household & Personal Products
Employees 33,800

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FAQs for Colgate-Palmolive Co Stock

Yes. CL has a forward dividend yield of 2.55%. See CL’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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CL’s market cap is 61.35 Bil.
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CL’s stock style is Large Core.
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CL’s price/sales is 3.45.
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CL’s price/forward earnings is 23.53.
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CL’s price/book is 153.82.
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CL’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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