Evercore Wealth Management LLC reduced its position in shares of Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) by 2.7% during the third quarter, HoldingsChannel reports. The firm owned 57,741 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,630 shares during the period. Evercore Wealth Management LLC’s holdings in Colgate-Palmolive were worth $4,206,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.
Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Pacer Advisors Inc. increased its holdings in Colgate-Palmolive by 8.4% during the second quarter. Pacer Advisors Inc. now owns 20,224 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,499,000 after buying an additional 1,566 shares during the last quarter. Fiduciary Trust Co. increased its holdings in Colgate-Palmolive by 1.6% during the second quarter. Fiduciary Trust Co. now owns 170,818 shares of the company’s stock worth $12,663,000 after buying an additional 2,758 shares during the last quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company increased its holdings in Colgate-Palmolive by 10.3% during the second quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 1,131,987 shares of the company’s stock worth $83,914,000 after buying an additional 105,878 shares during the last quarter. Pensionfund DSM Netherlands purchased a new stake in Colgate-Palmolive during the third quarter worth about $4,225,000. Finally, Pacad Investment Ltd. purchased a new stake in Colgate-Palmolive during the second quarter worth about $549,000. 72.86% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
CL has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday. Macquarie upgraded shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “neutral” rating to an “outperform” rating and set a $81.00 target price for the company 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 issued a “hold” rating and a $75.00 target price for the company. Societe Generale downgraded shares of Colgate-Palmolive from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $66.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Wednesday, November 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Finally, KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Colgate-Palmolive in a research note on Saturday, November 25th. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $76.51.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) opened at $74.62 on Tuesday. The company has a market cap of $65,520.00, a P/E ratio of 28.81, a P/E/G ratio of 3.15 and a beta of 0.81. Colgate-Palmolive has a 12 month low of $63.43 and a 12 month high of $77.27. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 24.42, a quick ratio of 0.92 and a current ratio of 1.23.
Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Friday, October 27th. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, meeting the consensus estimate of $0.73. The company had revenue of $3.97 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $3.94 billion. Colgate-Palmolive had a net margin of 15.10% and a return on equity of 2,782.56%. Colgate-Palmolive’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.73 earnings per share. equities analysts forecast that Colgate-Palmolive will post 2.88 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, February 15th. Investors of record on Tuesday, January 23rd will be paid a dividend of $0.40 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, January 22nd. This represents a $1.60 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.14%. Colgate-Palmolive’s dividend payout ratio is currently 61.78%.
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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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