Marathon Asset Management Llp Lowers stake in Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) : Marathon Asset Management Llp reduced its stake in Colgate-Palmolive Company by 1.15% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 2,204,651 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company which is valued at $152,253,198 after selling 25,606 shares in Colgate-Palmolive Company , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 20, 2016.Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approximately 3.30% of Marathon Asset Management Llp’s portfolio.

Colgate-Palmolive Company opened for trading at $68.76 and hit $69.09 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $69.06, with a gain of 0.12% or 0.08 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 32,28,556 shares. Company has a market cap of $61,653 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Watch Point Trust Co reduced its stake in CL by selling 30 shares or 0.35% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 8,540 shares of CL which is valued at $589,772. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.52% of Watch Point Trust Co’s portfolio.Wendell David Associates Inc reduced its stake in CL by selling 5,164 shares or 2.24% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 225,761 shares of CL which is valued at $15,591,055. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 3.00% of Wendell David Associates Inc’s portfolio. Deroy Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc added CL to its portfolio by purchasing 3,000 company shares during the most recent quarter which is valued at $213,750. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.03% of Deroy Devereaux Private Investment Counsel Inc’s portfolio.Starfire Investment Advisers boosted its stake in CL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 6 additional shares and now holds a total of 9,121 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company which is valued at $649,871. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.42% of Starfire Investment Advisers’s portfolio.Toth Financial Advisory Corp boosted its stake in CL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 3,066 additional shares and now holds a total of 79,647 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company which is valued at $5,650,158. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 1.86% of Toth Financial Advisory Corp’s portfolio.

On the company’s financial health, Colgate-Palmolive Company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Jan 29, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.72. The company had revenue of $3899.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $3927.05 million. The company’s revenue was down -7.6 % compared to the same quarter last year.During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Colgate-Palmolive Company. Colgate-Palmolive Company was Downgraded by Sterne Agee CRT to ” Neutral” on Feb 26, 2016. Shares were Reiterated by UBS on Feb 1, 2016 to “Neutral” and Lowered the Price Target to $ 67 from a previous price target of $69 .

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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