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NEW YORK (
TheStreet) -- These stocks go ex-dividend Friday, meaning an investor must purchase the stocks Thursday to qualify for the next dividend payment:
Colgate-Palmolive(CL - Get Report) and
Both companies received buy ratings from
Colgate-Palmolive is a consumer products company that makes products such as liquid hand soap and toothpaste. The company's fourth-quarter earnings are scheduled for next Thursday.
Forward Annual Dividend Yield: 2.6%
Rated "A (Buy)" by TheStreet Ratings: The company's third-quarter gross profit margin was basically the same as the previous year.
Colgate-Palmolive has weak liquidity. Its Quick Ratio is 0.62, which demonstrates a lack of ability to meet its short-term cash needs.
In the third quarter, stockholders' net worth remained about the same from the prior year.
TheStreet Ratings' price target is
$113.05. Shares closed Wednesday at $90.31.