Wall Street Analyst Initiated Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]. What else is Wall St. saying

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE: KMB] closed the trading session at $141.74 on 11/19/20. The day’s price range saw the stock hit a low of $140.61, while the highest price level was $143.78. The company report on November 20, 2020 that Kimberly-Clark Declares Quarterly Dividend and Announces Date of the 2021 Annual Shareholder Meeting.

The board of directors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.07 per share. The dividend is payable on January 5, 2021, to stockholders of record on December 4, 2020.

This represents the 48th consecutive year that Kimberly-Clark has increased its dividend and the 86th straight year that the company has paid a dividend to shareholders.

The stocks have a year to date performance of 3.05 percent and weekly performance of 2.61 percent. The stock has been moved at 1.43 percent over the last six months. The stock has performed -4.47 percent around the most recent 30 days and changed -9.89 percent over the most recent 3-months.

If compared to the average trading volume of 1.76M shares, KMB reached to a volume of 2374376 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]:

Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KMB shares is $155.62 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KMB stock is a recommendation set at 2.50. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.

Berenberg have made an estimate for Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Buy, with their previous recommendation back on October 16, 2020. The new note on the price target was released on October 16, 2020, representing the official price target for Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise from $145 to $149, while Jefferies kept a Buy rating on KMB stock. On October 23, 2019, analysts increased their price target for KMB shares from 123 to 124.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is set at 3.46, with the Price to Sales ratio for KMB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.51. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 144.63, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 4.53. Price to Free Cash Flow for KMB in the course of the last twelve months was 43.57 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.70.

KMB stock trade performance evaluation

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 2.61. With this latest performance, KMB shares dropped by -4.47% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 1.43% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 5.30% in the past year of trading.

Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KMB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 54.18, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 57.77, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 49.70 for Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 143.86, while it was recorded at 141.81 for the last single week of trading, and 142.37 for the last 200 days.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]: An insightful look at the core fundamentals

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] shares currently have an operating margin of +17.86 and a Gross Margin at +34.96. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +11.69.

Return on Total Capital for KMB is now 41.60, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 34.75. Additionally, KMB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 100.41, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 53.33.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] managed to generate an average of $53,925 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.34 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.24.Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.70 and a Current Ratio set at 1.00.

Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] stock

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation posted 1.71/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.7/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 0.60%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KMB. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Kimberly-Clark Corporation go to 6.04%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]: Insider Ownership positions

There are presently around $35,475 million, or 75.00% of KMB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KMB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 28,333,949, which is approximately -1.413% of the company’s market cap and around 0.34% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 23,910,933 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.39 billion in KMB stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.46 billion in KMB stock with ownership of nearly -1.18% of the company’s market capitalization.

Positions in Kimberly-Clark Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of October and at the time of the October reporting period, where 663 institutional holders increased their position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE:KMB] by around 13,626,634 shares. Additionally, 692 investors decreased positions by around 12,176,980 shares, while 325 investors held positions by with 224,480,730 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 250,284,344 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KMB stock had 115 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,856,146 shares, while 82 institutional investors sold positions of 1,406,316 shares during the same period.

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