Retirement Systems Of Alabama buys $75,813,290 stake in Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) : Retirement Systems Of Alabama scooped up 1,878 additional shares in Colgate-Palmolive Company during the most recent quarter end , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Jul 26, 2016. The investment management firm now holds a total of 1,034,570 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company which is valued at $75,813,290.Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approximately 0.43% of Retirement Systems Of Alabama’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Foothills Asset Management Ltd. reduced its stake in CL by selling 100 shares or 0.54% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 18,343 shares of CL which is valued at $1,366,003. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 1.06% of Foothills Asset Management Ltd.’s portfolio.Pacwest Financial Management Inc reduced its stake in CL by selling 182 shares or 4.52% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,848 shares of CL which is valued at $286,561. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.17% of Pacwest Financial Management Inc’s portfolio.Triangle Securities Wealth Management reduced its stake in CL by selling 1,500 shares or 10.3% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 13,057 shares of CL which is valued at $969,482. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.71% of Triangle Securities Wealth Management’s portfolio.

Colgate-Palmolive Company opened for trading at $73.12 and hit $74.97 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $74.43, with a gain of 1.61% or 1.18 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 44,59,782 shares. Company has a market cap of $66,467 M.

On the company’s financial health, Colgate-Palmolive Company reported $0.70 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jul 28, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.69. The company had revenue of $3845.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3859.81 million. The company’s revenue was down -5.4 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.70 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Colgate-Palmolive Company. Colgate-Palmolive Company was Downgraded by Exane BNP Paribas to ” Neutral” on Jul 29, 2016. Colgate-Palmolive Company was Upgraded by Goldman to ” Neutral” on May 2, 2016. Company shares were Reiterated by UBS on Apr 29, 2016 to “Neutral”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 76 from a previous price target of $73 .

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company whose products are marketed in more than 200 countries and territories throughout the world. 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: North America Latin America Europe/South Pacific Asia and Africa/Eurasia. The Company’s oral care products include Colgate Total; Colgate Sensitive Pro-Relief; Colgate Max Fresh; Colgate Optic White and Colgate Luminous White toothpastes among others. The Company sells its personal care products under the Palmolive Protex and Softsoap brands. The Company through its Hill’s Pet Nutrition segment (Hill’s) manufactures pet nutrition products for dogs and cats.

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