Insider Selling: Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)’s Vice Chairman Franck Moison Sold 44,418 shares; Nisource Has 1.35 Sentiment

Franck Moison – New York-based insider in Colgate Palmolive Co who serves as a Vice Chairman — unloaded some 44,418 shares of Colgate Palmolive Co, valued by the market at roughly almost USD 3,103,621 which is based on a market stock price per share of USD 69.9. He also unloaded 152,979 shares worth $10,727,313 USD in the last month. The stocks unloading was enormous and not likely to remain ignored. Franck Moison now has 0.03% of the Company’s stock market capitalization with ownership of 226,844 shares. 

NiSource Inc., an energy holding company, operates as a regulated natural gas and electric utility firm in the United States. The company has market cap of $7.79 billion. The firm operates through two divisions, Gas Distribution Operations and Electric Operations. It has a 28.24 P/E ratio. It provides natural gas service and transportation to residential, commercial, and industrial customers; generates, transmits, and distributes electricity; and provides wholesale and transmission transaction services.

Analysts await NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) to report earnings on February, 28. They expect $0.31 EPS, down 6.06% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.33 per share. NI’s profit will be $104.41M for 18.65 P/E if the $0.31 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.07 actual EPS reported by NiSource Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 342.86% EPS growth.

The stock increased 0.09% or $0.02 during the last trading session, reaching $23.13. About 2.65M shares traded. NiSource Inc. (NI) has risen 5.02% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.68% the S&P500.

Ratings analysis reveals 40% of NiSource’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating NiSource, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. NI was included in 5 notes of analysts from August 19, 2016. Jefferies upgraded NiSource Inc. (NYSE:NI) on Thursday, October 13 to “Hold” rating. The firm earned “Buy” rating on Wednesday, December 14 by Citigroup. The company was initiated on Thursday, December 15 by Goldman Sachs. The company was upgraded on Monday, January 9 by Guggenheim. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Friday, August 19 by Credit Suisse.

Zimmer Partners Lp holds 5.97% of its portfolio in NiSource Inc. for 10.50 million shares. Reaves W H & Co Inc owns 2.19 million shares or 2.03% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Rbo & Co Llc has 1.79% invested in the company for 268,899 shares. The Wisconsin-based Reinhart Partners Inc. has invested 1.57% in the stock. Hennessy Advisors Inc, a California-based fund reported 1.50 million shares.

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, makes and sells consumer products worldwide. The company has market cap of $61.73 billion. It operates through two divisions, Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. It has a 30.83 P/E ratio. The firm offers oral care products, including toothpastes, toothbrushes, and mouthwashes, as well as pharmaceutical products for dentists and other oral health professionals; personal care products comprising bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, and deodorants and antiperspirants; and home care products, such as laundry and dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, bleaches, and other related products.

The stock increased 0.16% or $0.11 during the last trading session, reaching $70.3. About 3.53M shares traded. Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) has risen 6.23% since February 14, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 10.47% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment is 0.9 in 2017 Q3. Its the same as in 2017Q2. It is the same, as 52 investors sold Colgate-Palmolive Company shares while 437 reduced holdings. only 92 funds opened positions while 350 raised stakes. 617.24 million shares or 0.04% less from 617.46 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Chatham Capital Group accumulated 35,010 shares. 1,474 are held by Old Second Natl Bank Of Aurora. North Star Investment Mngmt Corp owns 3,397 shares. Northwestern Mutual Wealth Mngmt Company invested in 47,218 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Arizona State Retirement System, a Arizona-based fund reported 235,562 shares. Wallace Capital Mgmt Inc holds 0.23% or 19,968 shares. Sawgrass Asset Mgmt Ltd Co holds 0.06% or 15,900 shares in its portfolio. Enterprise Fincl Service reported 0.11% stake. Creative Planning reported 0.04% stake. Assetmark accumulated 0% or 4,523 shares. Wallington Asset Mgmt Limited Liability Company reported 1.3% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Credit Agricole S A reported 0.22% of its portfolio in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Moreover, Bradley Foster Sargent Ct has 0.32% invested in Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL). Alexandria Capital Lc holds 1,805 shares. Penobscot holds 9,090 shares.

Among 25 analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (NYSE:CL), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 18 Hold. Therefore 24% are positive. Colgate-Palmolive has $88 highest and $65 lowest target. $73.34’s average target is 4.32% above currents $70.3 stock price. Colgate-Palmolive had 65 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. On Tuesday, July 21 the stock rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT with “Buy”. Zacks downgraded Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Wednesday, August 5 to “Hold” rating. Societe Generale downgraded Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) rating on Wednesday, November 29. Societe Generale has “Sell” rating and $66 target. The rating was maintained by UBS with “Neutral” on Friday, July 31. The company was downgraded on Friday, July 29 by BNP Paribas. The stock has “Hold” rating by Zacks on Friday, September 4. Jefferies maintained it with “Hold” rating and $7700 target in Friday, July 21 report. On Friday, July 29 the stock rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Buy”. As per Friday, July 29, the company rating was maintained by UBS. The rating was downgraded by Citigroup on Monday, January 30 to “Neutral”.

Since August 15, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 7 selling transactions for $23.58 million activity. JAKOBSEN HENNING I had sold 36,215 shares worth $2.58M on Monday, February 5. On Wednesday, February 7 the insider MOISON FRANCK J sold $705,797. The insider Daniels Jennifer sold $539,694. The insider Marsili Daniel B sold 14,000 shares worth $1.00M. 3,833 shares were sold by Verduin Patricia, worth $273,868. Another trade for 126,304 shares valued at $9.32M was made by Wallace Noel R. on Wednesday, January 31. HANCOCK ELLEN M sold $346,581 worth of Colgate-Palmolive Company (NYSE:CL) on Wednesday, January 31.