North American Management Corp Lowers stake in Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) : North American Management Corp reduced its stake in Colgate-Palmolive Company by 1.85% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 265,723 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company which is valued at $18,932,764 after selling 5,019 shares in Colgate-Palmolive Company , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on Apr 13, 2016.Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approximately 3.05% of North American Management Corp’s portfolio.

Colgate-Palmolive Company opened for trading at $70.9 and hit $71.4665 on the upside on Monday, eventually ending the session at $71.32, with a gain of 0.10% or 0.07 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 21,52,656 shares. Company has a market cap of $63,670 M.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , 1st Global Advisors boosted its stake in CL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 602 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,978 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company which is valued at $497,183. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.07% of 1st Global Advisors’s portfolio.Central Bank Trust Co reduced its stake in CL by selling 65 shares or 5.18% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 1,189 shares of CL which is valued at $84,716. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.02% of Central Bank Trust Co’s portfolio.Kistler-tiffany Companies boosted its stake in CL in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 4 additional shares and now holds a total of 1,861 shares of Colgate-Palmolive Company which is valued at $132,019. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.07% of Kistler-tiffany Companies’s portfolio.Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi reduced its stake in CL by selling 700 shares or 17.5% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 3,300 shares of CL which is valued at $234,102. Colgate-Palmolive Company makes up approx 0.07% of Lvm Capital Management Ltdmi’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.

Investors should note that on Mar 10, 2016, Colgate-Palmolive Company announced a cash dividend of $0.3900. The company’s management has announced Apr 20, 2016 as the ex-dividend date and fixed the record date on Apr 22, 2016. The payable date has been fixed on May 16, 2016.

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 was Upgraded by Exane BNP Paribas to ” Outperform” on Jan 15, 2016.

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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