Colgate-Palmolive 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Last quarter Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) hit analyst's estimates and it will report again on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect Colgate-Palmolive to come in with earnings of $1.33 per share on revenues of $4.27 billion. Estimates range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved down from $1.34.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $5.19 per share between June 1, 2012 and June 18, 2012.

Company Fundamental Trends

Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Colgate-Palmolive with 13 of 22 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 3% to $593 million ($1.23 a share) from $576 million ($1.16 a share) the year earlier, meeting analyst expectations. Revenue rose 5.2% to $4.2 billion from $3.99 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012

EPS: $1.33

Revenue Estimate: $4.27 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)