| Colgate-Palmolive manufactures and markets a variety of products in the U.S. and around the world. Co. has two product segments: Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. Co.'s Oral, Personal and Home Care products include toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, pharmaceutical products, bar soaps and others. Through its Hill's Pet Nutrition segment (Hill's), Co. engages in specialty pet nutrition products for dogs and cats. Hill's markets pet foods under two brands: Hill's Science Diet, which is a range of products for everyday nutritional needs; and Hill's Prescription Diet, which is a range of therapeutic products to help nutritionally manage disease conditions in dogs and cats. |
When researching a stock like Colgate-Palmolive, many investors are the most familiar with Fundamental Analysis — looking at a company's balance sheet, earnings, revenues, and what's happening in that company's underlying business. Investors who use Fundamental Analysis to identify good stocks to buy or sell can also benefit from CL Technical Analysis to help find a good entry or exit point. Technical Analysis is blind to the fundamentals and looks only at the trading data for CL stock — the real life supply and demand for the stock over time — and examines that data in different ways. One of these ways is called the Relative Strength Index, or RSI. This popular indicator, originally developed in the 1970's by J. Welles Wilder, looks at a 14-day moving average of a stock's gains on its up days, versus its losses on its down days. The resulting CL RSI is a value that measures momentum, oscillating between "oversold" and "overbought" on a scale of zero to 100. A reading below 30 is viewed to be oversold, which a bullish investor could look to as a sign that the selling is in the process of exhausting itself, and look for entry point opportunities. A reading above 70 is viewed to be overbought, which could indicate that a rally in progress is starting to get crowded with buyers. If the rally has been a long one, that could be a sign that a pullback is overdue.