The Current Analyst Recommendations for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL), Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC)

Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) shares were trading higher by 0.27 percent ($0.19) at $71.45 a piece in Monday’s session. It had closed the previous session at $71.26. CL trades with a P/S ratio of 4.16. This is lower than the both industry’s 6.98 and the wider sector’s 5.99. A low price-to-sales ratio, typically less than 1.0, is considered a good value. Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 22.86 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 26.59. Shares of CL have downtrended -0.28% in the past three months, while the S&P 500 has moved -2.05% in that time. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) has a market cap of $63.19 billion and over the last 12 months, Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has gone weaker by -4.7%. During the last 52 weeks, the (NYSE:CL) price has been as high as $77.27 and as low as $63.43. Colgate-Palmolive Company earnings have risen with an annualized rate of 1.9% over the last 5 years.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (Mean Target Price: $75.75)

The average 1-year price target for Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) — averaging the work of different analysts — reveals a mean PT of $75.75/share. That’s a potential 6.02 increase relative to where Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has been trading recently. The current price is seen ranging between $71.27 and $71.68. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $65. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $90.

Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL) Consensus Recommendation

The collective rating of 2.8 for Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) also leans strongly towards the neutral end of the spectrum. Of the 21 analysts surveyed by Reuters that track CL 19 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 2, though not evenly; between analysts who think you should buy Colgate-Palmolive Company versus those who think you should sell it. A 2 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while0 believe that investors should either steer clear of CL or, if they already own its stock, sell it.

Is Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) Cheap From Peers?

Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC) pulled off a 2.35 percent gain and now trades for $70.25. KRC comes in with a P/S ratio of 9.87 that’s greater than 1, potentially implying that it could be expensive relative to the overall sector (5.42) and its peers (10.23). Also, it has an estimated price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 41.57 and a trailing 12-month price-earnings (P/E) multiple of 50.65. During the last 52 weeks, the price has been as high as $78.33 and as low as $65.77. Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) earnings have risen with a quarterly rate of 15.7% over the last 5 years. Shares of KRC have sank -1.46% in the past three monthswhile the S&P 500 has dropped -5.21% in that time.

Kilroy Realty Corporation (Price Objective: $78.54)

Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC) has a market cap of $6.88 billion and over the last 12 months, KRC has declined by -0.11%. The average 1-year price target for (KRC) reveals an average price target of $78.54 per share. That’s a potential 11.8 gain from where (NYSE:KRC) has been trading recently. There are brokerage firms with lower targets than the average, including one setting a price target of $75. And then on the other side of the spectrum one analyst entrenched in the bullish camp has a target as high as $82.

Analyst Thoughts About Kilroy Realty Corporation (NYSE:KRC)

The consensus recommendation — averaging the work of 14 analysts — of 2.1 for Kilroy Realty Corporation (KRC) points to moderate case. Of the analysts surveyed by Reuters that track Kilroy Realty Corporation 6 of them rate its stock a hold. The other 8 are split, though not evenly, between analysts who think you should buy its stock versus those who think you should sell it. A 8 analysts rate it as either a buy or a strong buy, while 0 believe that investors should either steer clear of (NYSE:KRC) or, if they already own its stock, sell it.