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Dividend Stock Idea of the Day – Colgate Palmolive (NYSE:CL)

Our Dividend Idea of the day is the consumer goods company Colgate Palmolive (CL). Colgate-Palmolive Company (Colgate) is a consumer products company. Colgate’s products are marketed in over 200 countries and territories. The Company manages its business in two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care, and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment is operated through four operating segments: North America, Latin America, Europe/South Pacific and Greater Asia/Africa. Its principal brands include Colgate, Palmolive, Mennen, Speed Stick, Lady Speed Stick, Softsoap, Irish Spring, Protex, Sorriso, Kolynos, Elmex, Tom’s of Maine, Ajax, Axion, Fabuloso, Soupline, Suavitel, Hill’s Science Diet and Hill’s Prescription Diet. During the year ended December 31, 2010, the revenues of Oral, Personal and Home Care products accounted for 43%, 22% and 22%, respectively, of its total revenues. During 2010, the revenues of Pet Nutrition products accounted for 13% of the Company’s total revenues (Reuters).


Here are some Fundamental Figures:
Sales
15.73 Bil
Income
2.40 Bil
Net Profit Margin
16.10%
Return on Equity
98.82%
Debt/Equity Ratio
1.57
Revenue/Share
31.09
Earnings/Share
4.79
Book Value/Share
4.95
Dividend Rate
2.32
Payout Ratio
43.00%


Here are some Pricing Figures:
Price/Earnings
18.1
Price/Book
17.5
Price/Sales
2.8
Price/Cash Flow
13.9
Dividend Yield %
2.5
Forward Price/Earnings
15.6
PEG Ratio
1.7
PEG Payback (Yrs)
9


Here are some Trading Figures:
Last Price
86.57
52-Wk High
87.58
52-Wk Low
73.12
Volume
 2.86 Mil
Avg Daily Vol (13 Wks)
 2.64 Mil
50-Day Moving Average
84.23
200-Day Moving Average
79.48
Volatility (beta)
0.49


Colgate Palmolive Sales and Income (Click to enlarge)
















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