Colgate Stock Buy Hold or Sell Recommendation


USD 81.97  1.83  2.28%   

Allowing for the 90-day total investment horizon and your highly speculative risk level, our recommendation regarding Colgate-Palmolive is 'Strong Buy'. Macroaxis provides Colgate Palmolive buy-hold-or-sell recommendation only in the context of selected investment horizon and investor attitude towards risk assumed by holding CL positions. The advice algorithm takes into account all of Colgate Palmolive's available fundamental, technical, and predictive indicators you will find on this site.
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For the selected time horizon Colgate-Palmolive has a Risk Adjusted Performance of 0.1268, Jensen Alpha of 0.2457, Total Risk Alpha of 0.3168, Sortino Ratio of 0.1959 and Treynor Ratio of 0.1828
Macroaxis provides advice on Colgate-Palmolive to complement and cross-verify current analyst consensus on Colgate-Palmolive. Our investment recommendation engine determines the company's potential to grow exclusively from the perspective of an investor's current risk tolerance and investing horizon. To make sure Colgate Palmolive is not overpriced, please confirm all Colgate-Palmolive fundamentals, including its gross profit, current ratio, and the relationship between the price to book and cash and equivalents . Given that Colgate-Palmolive has a price to earning of 25.37 X, we suggest you to validate Colgate-Palmolive market performance and probability of bankruptcy to ensure the company can sustain itself in the current economic cycle given your prevailing risk tolerance and investing horizon.

Colgate Palmolive Trading Alerts and Improvement Suggestions

Colgate-Palmolive is unlikely to experience financial distress in the next 2 years
Over 80.0% of the company shares are held by institutions such as insurance companies
Latest headline from Ritholtz Wealth Management Decreases Holdings in Colgate-Palmolive - Defense World

Colgate Palmolive current analysts advice

We track the performance of the top 100 financial experts across various large and mid-size financial boutiques. Colgate analyst recommendations are determined by taking all analyst recommendations and averaging them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, Strong Sell or Sell. There is no one specific way to measure analysis performance other than comparing it to the past results via a very sophisticated attribution analysis. Colgate analyst consensus and target price projections should be used in combination with other traditional techniques such as stock price forecasting, technical analysis, earnings estimate, and various momentum models.
Target Mean Price82.06
Target Median Price82.00
Target High Price91.00
Recommendation Mean2.80
Number Of Analyst Opinions19
Target Low Price65.00
Average Consensus Hold
The consensus estimates and target price estimation comprises individual analyst assessments, and may or may not mutch the Macroaxis buy or sell advice. It is determined by taking an average of all analyst recommendations and classifying them as Strong Buy, Buy, Hold, or Sell.

Colgate Palmolive Returns Distribution Density

The distribution of Colgate Palmolive's historical returns is an attempt to chart the future uncertainty of Colgate Palmolive's future price movements. The chart of the probability distribution of Colgate Palmolive stock daily returns describes the distribution of returns around its average expected value. We use Colgate-Palmolive price's Value At Risk and its Upside Potential as a relative measure of the distribution. The graph of the distribution of Colgate Palmolive returns is essential to provide solid investment advice for Colgate Palmolive stock.
Mean Return0.13Value At Risk-2.43
Potential Upside2.09Standard Deviation1.46
 Return Density 
Investment risk management requires an estimate of the probability of extreme price changes. Therefore, the correct representation of the distribution of Colgate Palmolive historical returns presented in an easy-to-digest graphical form helps investors and money managers understand the risk-reward trade-off of different investement strategies.

Colgate Stock Institutional Investors

Have you ever been surprised when a price of an equity instrument such as Colgate Palmolive is soaring high without any particular reason? This is usually happening because many institutional investors are aggressively trading Colgate-Palmolive backward and forwards among themselves. Colgate Palmolive's institutional investor refers to the entity that pools money to purchase Colgate Palmolive's securities or originate loans. Institutional investors include commercial and private banks, credit unions, insurance companies, pension funds, hedge funds, endowments, and mutual funds. Operating companies that invest excess capital in these types of assets may also be included in the term and may influence corporate governance by exercising voting rights in their investments.
Security TypeSharesValue
Vanguard Group IncCommon Shares77.2 M5.9 B
Blackrock IncCommon Shares66.6 MB
State Street CorpCommon Shares49.6 M3.8 B
Wellington Management Group LlpCommon Shares41.8 M3.2 B
Massachusetts Financial Services CoCommon Shares32.5 M2.5 B
Bank Of New York Mellon CorpCommon Shares16.1 M1.2 B
Geode Capital Management LlcCommon Shares15.5 M1.2 B
Note, although Colgate Palmolive's institutional investors appear to be way more sophisticated than retail investors, it remains unclear if professional active investment managers can reliably enhance risk-adjusted returns by an amount that exceeds fees and expenses.

Colgate Palmolive Cash Flow Accounts

201720182019202020212022 (projected)
Capital Expenditure(553 M)(436 M)(335 M)(410 M)(567 M)(611.76 M)
Depreciation Amortization and Accretion475 M511 M519 M539 M556 M567.32 M
Net Cash Flow or Change in Cash and Cash Equivalents220 M(809 M)157 M5 M(56 M)(57.47 M)
Net Cash Flow Business Acquisitions and Disposals44 M(728 M)(1.71 B)(353 M)(317.7 M)(342.78 M)
Issuance Purchase of Equity Shares(892 M)(909 M)(704 M)(602 M)(896 M)(966.74 M)
Issuance Repayment of Debt Securities(29 M)(179 M)1.43 B(597 M)(175 M)(179.61 M)
Payment of Dividends and Other Cash Distributions(1.53 B)(1.59 B)(1.61 B)(1.65 B)(1.68 B)(1.81 B)
Net Cash Flow from Financing(2.45 B)(2.68 B)(870 M)(2.92 B)(2.77 B)(2.99 B)
Net Cash Flow from Investing(471 M)(1.17 B)(2.1 B)(779 M)(592 M)(638.74 M)
Net Cash Flow Investment Acquisitions and Disposals44 M(13 M)(53 M)(19 M)(21.85 M)(23.57 M)
Net Cash Flow from Operations3.05 B3.06 B3.13 B3.72 B3.33 B3.59 B
Effect of Exchange Rate Changes on Cash(64 M)87 M(16 M)(7 M)(15 M)(16.18 M)
Share Based Compensation127 M109 M100 M107 M135 M121.85 M

Colgate Palmolive Greeks

Most traded equities are subject to two types of risk - systematic (i.e., market) and unsystematic (i.e., nonmarket or company-specific) risk. Unsystematic risk is the risk that events specific to Colgate Palmolive or Consumer Defensive sector will adversely affect the stock's price. This type of risk can be diversified away by owning several different stocks in different industries whose stock prices have shown a small correlation to each other. On the other hand, systematic risk is the risk that Colgate Palmolive stock's price will be affected by overall stock market movements and cannot be diversified away. So, no matter how many positions you have, you cannot eliminate market risk. However, you can measure a Colgate stock's historical response to market movements and buy it if you are comfortable with its volatility direction. Beta and standard deviation are two commonly used measures to help you make the right decision.
Alpha over DOW
Beta against DOW0.66
Overall volatility
Information ratio 0.21

Colgate Palmolive Volatility Alert

Colgate-Palmolive has relatively low volatility with skewness of -0.76 and kurtosis of 2.34. However, we advise all investors to independently investigate Colgate-Palmolive to ensure all accessible information is consistent with the expectations about its upside potential and future expected returns. Understanding different market volatility trends often help investors to time the market. Properly using volatility indicators enable traders to measure Colgate Palmolive's stock risk against market volatility during both bullying and bearish trends. The higher level of volatility that comes with bear markets can directly impact Colgate Palmolive's stock price while adding stress to investors as they watch their shares' value plummet. This usually forces investors to rebalance their portfolios by buying different stocks as prices fall.

Colgate Palmolive Implied Volatility

Colgate Palmolive's implied volatility exposes the market's sentiment of Colgate-Palmolive stock's possible movements over time. However, it does not forecast the overall direction of its price. In a nutshell, if Colgate Palmolive's implied volatility is high, the market thinks the stock has potential for high price swings in either direction. On the other hand, the low implied volatility suggests that Colgate Palmolive stock will not fluctuate a lot when Colgate Palmolive's options are near their expiration.

Colgate Palmolive Fundamentals Vs Peers

Comparing Colgate Palmolive's fundamentals to the average values of its peers is one of the most widely used and accepted methods of equity analyses. It helps to analyze Colgate Palmolive's direct or indirect competition across all of the common fundamentals between Colgate Palmolive and the related equities. This way, we can detect undervalued stocks with similar characteristics as Colgate Palmolive or determine the stocks which would be an excellent addition to an existing portfolio. Peer analysis of Colgate Palmolive's fundamental indicators could also be used in its relative valuation, which is a method of valuing Colgate Palmolive by comparing valuation metrics with those of similar companies.
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FundamentalsColgate PalmolivePeer Average
Return On Equity318.19 %(0.31) %
Return On Asset14.54 %(0.14) %
Profit Margin11.70 %(1.27) %
Operating Margin24.17 %(5.51) %
Current Valuation71.85 B16.62 B
Shares Outstanding842.85 M571.82 M
Shares Owned by Insiders0.10 %10.09 %
Shares Owned by Institutions80.29 %39.21 %
Number of Shares Shorted15.03 M4.71 M
Price to Earning25.37 X28.72 X
Price to Book113.65 X9.51 X
Price to Sales3.84 X11.42 X
Revenue17.48 B9.43 B
Gross Profit10.38 B27.38 B
EBITDA4.22 B3.9 B
Net Income2.04 B570.98 M
Cash and Equivalents935 M2.7 B
Cash per Share1.11 X5.01 X
Total Debt7.61 B5.32 B
Current Ratio1.10 X2.16 X
Book Value Per Share0.70 X1.93 K
Cash Flow from Operations3.11 B971.22 M
Short Ratio2.30 X4.00 X
Earnings Per Share3.14 X3.12 X
Price to Earnings To Growth6.17 X4.89 X
Number of Employees33.8 K18.84 K
Market Capitalization67.15 B19.03 B
Total Asset7.09 B29.47 B
Retained Earnings22.38 B9.33 B
Working Capital79.4 M1.48 B
Current Asset2.23 B9.34 B
Current Liabilities2.15 B7.9 B
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 2019 2020 2021 2022 (projected)
Receivables1.44 B1.26 B1.3 B1.54 B
Inventories1.4 B1.67 B1.69 B1.46 B

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Is Colgate Palmolive's industry expected to grow? Or is there an opportunity to expand the business' product line in the future? Factors like these will boost the valuation of Colgate Palmolive. If investors know Colgate will grow in the future, the company's valuation will be higher. The financial industry is built on trying to define current growth potential and future valuation accurately. All the valuation information about Colgate Palmolive listed above have to be considered, but the key to understanding future value is determining which factors weigh more heavily than others.
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The market value of Colgate-Palmolive is measured differently than its book value, which is the value of Colgate that is recorded on the company's balance sheet. Investors also form their own opinion of Colgate Palmolive's value that differs from its market value or its book value, called intrinsic value, which is Colgate Palmolive's true underlying value. Investors use various methods to calculate intrinsic value and buy a stock when its market value falls below its intrinsic value. Because Colgate Palmolive's market value can be influenced by many factors that don't directly affect Colgate Palmolive's underlying business (such as a pandemic or basic market pessimism), market value can vary widely from intrinsic value.
Please note, there is a significant difference between Colgate Palmolive's value and its price as these two are different measures arrived at by different means. Investors typically determine Colgate Palmolive value by looking at such factors as earnings, sales, fundamental and technical indicators, competition as well as analyst projections. However, Colgate Palmolive's price is the amount at which it trades on the open market and represents the number that a seller and buyer find agreeable to each party.