|Bid||116.27 x 200|
|Ask||116.30 x 300|
|Day's Range||115.07 - 116.38|
|52 Week Range||109.67 - 136.21|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||19.16|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||3.88 (3.36%)|
|1y Target Est||N/A|
Kimberly-Clark’s 4Q17: Could Financials Continue to Improve? Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) 4Q17 margins are expected to take a hit from the higher-than-expected rise in commodity prices, including pulp and resin prices. The company stated that the adverse impact of the increase in commodity costs is expected to be higher than its previously anticipated range of $200 million–$300 million in 2017, which should remain a drag on margins.
Procter & Gamble (PG) is slated to announce its fiscal 2Q18 results on Tuesday, January 23, 2018. PG’s sales are expected to benefit from new product launches and traction in innovation-led premium products, especially in China (FXI). The graph above shows that stock prices for consumer product companies are witnessing a downtrend in 2018.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) continues to battle stiff competition and input cost inflation. However, cost savings from FORCE program is likely to aid bottom-line growth in Q4.
Newell Brands (NWL) is on track to strengthen its portfolio through market share gains, cost-saving plans and shareholder-friendly moves, making fundamentals stronger.
Kimberly-Clark's (KMB) continued focus on cost saving, innovation and restructuring is likely to aid growth in the forthcoming periods.
The family of Uday Kotak, billionaire managing director of Kotak Mahindra Bank Ltd., is setting up an office to invest in assets including private equity, stocks and real estate worldwide.
Zacks Industry Outlook Highlights: SUPERVALU, Church & Dwight, Colgate, Kimberly-Clark and Procter & Gamble
Most of the analysts providing recommendations for our select set of consumer product manufacturers in the United States are maintaining a “neutral” stance.
Continued challenges in developed markets, especially North America, have taken a toll on Kimberly-Clark's (KMB) top-line performance.
This firm has a long history of profit growth, over four decades of dividend growth, and an executive compensation plan that properly incentivizes executives to create shareholder value. Add in a cheap valuation, and it’s clear why this firm is this week’s Long Idea.