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Colgate-Palmolive Co. (CL)

  • Wed, Jan. 7, 10:59 AM
    • Most investment firms weighing in think PepsiCo (PEP +2.3%) is too big of a target for 3G to land as they dissect the WSJ report on interest in the multinational.
    • Campbell Soup (CPB +4.3%) is trading like it's viable 3G target, while Kellogg K, and Kraft Food Group (KRFT +2.1%) have also been bandied around by retail analysts as possibilities.
    • Outside of the food sector, Bloomberg's Tara Lachappelle notes Colgate-Palmolive (CL +0.2%makes sense for 3G.
  • Oct. 28, 2014, 1:36 PM
    • Colgate-Palmolive (CL -0.5%) has bought Laser Brands Toothpaste for close to $100M, sources tell the WSJ.
    • The toothpaste maker is located in Myanmar.
    • Terms of the deal haven't been disclosed by the company.
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  • Sep. 24, 2014, 9:38 AM
    • Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL) is an attractive acquisition target with its core products seeing increasing demand in developing nations, reasons Bloomberg.
    • Despite the company's large size, its broad distribution network could push a buyer to stretch the wallet a bit.
    • A large balance sheet and a global reach would be needed to contemplate a Colgate-Palmolive takeover. Unilever (NYSE:UL) and Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) might fit the bill, note analysts.
  • Jul. 15, 2011, 4:50 PM
    Chris Stuart questions whether Clorox (CLX +8.9%) is really worth $100/share, as Carl Icahn claims it would be to a potential acquirer such PGUL, CL, or KMB. At $100, Clorox, which recently forecast FY2012 growth of just 1-3%, would trade at nearly 25x its estimated FY2012 EPS.
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  • Jul. 15, 2011, 6:25 AM
    Icahn notes Clorox (CLX) "will not come close" to meeting sales growth forecasts of 3-5%/year. His offer is an attempt to prod CLX to pursue a deal with a "strategic buyer" (PG, UN, CL, KMB, Reckitt Benckiser, Henkel) - who Icahn believes will pay a higher price. "Quite simply, there are few strategic opportunities like Clorox."
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Company Description
Colgate-Palmolive Co is a consumer products company. The Company provides services such as oral care, personal care, home care and pet nutrition.