5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Colgate-Palmolive

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Based on the aggregated intelligence of 180,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer products giant Colgate-Palmolive (NYS: CL) has earned a coveted five-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Colgate's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Colgate facts

Headquarters (founded)New York (1806)
Market Cap$50.1 billion
IndustryHousehold products
Trailing-12-Month Revenue$17.0 billion
ManagementChairman/CEO Ian Cook
CFO Dennis Hickey
Return on Capital (average, past 3 years)33.9%
Cash/Debt$1.1 billion / $5.4 billion
Dividend Yield2.4%
CompetitorsChurch & Dwight
Procter & Gamble
Unilever

Sources: S&P Capital IQ and Motley Fool CAPS.

On CAPS, 96% of the 1,346 of the members who have rated Colgate believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward.

Just yesterday, one of those bulls, All-Star TMFDivine, tapped Colgate as a particularly attractive income opportunity: "Solid dividend company that may be able to outpace growth of rivals Procter & Gamble and Unilever in next five years. Has room to increase dividend and should benefit from low rate environment as more investors look for alternatives to treasuries."

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The article 5-Star Stocks Poised to Pop: Colgate-Palmolive originally appeared on Fool.com.

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