CL - Colgate-Palmolive Company

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
66.37
-0.26 (-0.39%)
As of 1:39PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close66.63
Open66.40
Bid66.34 x 400
Ask66.35 x 400
Day's Range66.24 - 67.06
52 Week Range65.85 - 77.91
Volume1,683,286
Avg. Volume4,307,490
Market Cap57.969B
Beta0.59
PE Ratio (TTM)29.11
EPS (TTM)2.28
Earnings DateApr 27, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield1.68 (2.53%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-04-19
1y Target Est75.84
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