why Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] is a Good Choice for Investors After New Price Target of $146.34

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE: KMB] loss -5.86% or -8.22 points to close at $132.11 with a heavy trading volume of 8343127 shares. The company report on April 23, 2021 that Kimberly-Clark Announces First Quarter 2021 Results.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) reported first quarter 2021 results.

Executive Summary.

It opened the trading session at $134.49, the shares rose to $135.43 and dropped to $131.52, the range by which the price of stock traded the whole day. The daily chart for KMB points out that the company has recorded -10.97% loss over the past six months. However, it is still -3.19% lower than its most recent low trading price.

If we look at the average trading volume of 2.36M shares, KMB reached to a volume of 8343127 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.

Here is what top equities market gurus are saying 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 $146.34 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 2.90. 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.

JP Morgan have made an estimate for Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Underweight, with their previous recommendation back on March 19, 2021. The new note on the price target was released on January 26, 2021, representing the official price target for Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock. Previously, the target price had yet another raise to $142, while Bernstein analysts kept a Mkt Perform rating on KMB stock.

The Average True Range (ATR) for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is set at 2.90, with the Price to Sales ratio for KMB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.48. The Price to Book ratio for the last quarter was 86.35, with the Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 0.89. Price to Free Cash Flow for KMB in the course of the last twelve months was 64.98 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.

Trading performance analysis for KMB stock

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] fell into the red zone at the end of the last week, falling into a negative trend and dropping by -5.11. With this latest performance, KMB shares dropped by -2.63% in over the last four-week period, additionally sinking by -10.97% over the last 6 months – not to mention a drop of -5.88% 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 38.78, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 32.07, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.77 for Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]. The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 134.42, while it was recorded at 139.05 for the last single week of trading, and 140.81 for the last 200 days.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]: A deeper dive into fundamental analysis

Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] shares currently have an operating margin of +18.71 and a Gross Margin at +37.12. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +12.29.

Return on Total Capital for KMB is now 39.38, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 30.58. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 793.25, with Return on Assets sitting at 14.34. When it comes to the capital structure of this company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] has a Total Debt to Total Equity ratio set at 1,424.92. Additionally, KMB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 93.44, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 50.90. Long-Term Debt to Equity for the company is recorded at 1,326.04, with the Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 86.96.

Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB] managed to generate an average of $51,130 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.51 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.17.Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]: An earnings per share (EPS) analysis

With the latest financial reports released by the company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation posted 2.2/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.8/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 22.20%. 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 3.65%.

An analysis of insider ownership at Kimberly-Clark Corporation [KMB]

There are presently around $32,798 million, or 75.80% of KMB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KMB stocks are: VANGUARD GROUP INC with ownership of 28,049,209, which is approximately -1.005% of the company’s market cap and around 0.10% of the total institutional ownership; BLACKROCK INC., holding 26,644,473 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $3.52 billion in KMB stocks shares; and STATE STREET CORP, currently with $2.24 billion in KMB stock with ownership of nearly -2.336% of the company’s market capitalization.

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Positions in Kimberly-Clark Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of April and at the time of the April reporting period, where 781 institutional holders increased their position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation [NYSE:KMB] by around 19,472,466 shares. Additionally, 706 investors decreased positions by around 20,960,643 shares, while 254 investors held positions by with 207,828,891 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 248,262,000 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KMB stock had 160 new institutional investments in for a total of 1,604,406 shares, while 115 institutional investors sold positions of 3,194,488 shares during the same period.

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