KMB - Kimberly-Clark Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
104.68
+1.13 (+1.09%)
At close: 4:03PM EDT
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Previous Close103.55
Open103.46
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range103.21 - 105.30
52 Week Range97.10 - 125.39
Volume2,120,669
Avg. Volume2,356,726
Market Cap36.568B
Beta0.57
PE Ratio (TTM)20.54
EPS (TTM)5.10
Earnings DateJul 24, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield4.00 (3.80%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-06-07
1y Target Est106.59
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  • Why P&G’s Margins Could Remain Weak in Fiscal Q4
    Market Realistyesterday

    Why P&G’s Margins Could Remain Weak in Fiscal Q4

    Procter & Gamble’s (PG) margins contracted in the past several quarters due to the lower net price realization and input cost headwinds. Plus, increased transportation costs further subdued its margins. The graph shows Procter & Gamble’s gross profit margins rate contracted in the past five quarters. Meanwhile, the rate of decline increased sequentially in the first three quarters of fiscal 2018, indicating higher cost pressure.

  • Why P&G’s Q4 Sales Growth Rate Could Decelerate Sequentially
    Market Realistyesterday

    Why P&G’s Q4 Sales Growth Rate Could Decelerate Sequentially

    Analysts expect Procter & Gamble (PG) to report net sales of $16.5 billion in the fiscal fourth quarter of 2018, an increase of 2.9% YoY. However, analysts’ projected sales growth rate marks a deceleration when compared with the prior quarter. Procter & Gamble’s top line increased 4.3% during the third quarter of fiscal 2018. As for fiscal 2018, analysts expect Procter & Gamble’s top line to increase by 2.7% to $66.8 billion.

  • Reutersyesterday

    Kimberly-Clark weighs sale of European tissues business -sources

    Kimberly-Clark Corp is exploring a sale of its European tissue business, as it tries to slash costs and combat slowing sales by exiting less profitable areas, according to people familiar with the matter. The maker of Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers has contacted private equity firms to gauge their interest in acquiring the business, which is likely to fetch above 1 billion euros ($1.2 billion), the sources said. Kimberly-Clark's European portfolio includes toilet paper brands Andrex in Britain and Ireland, Hakle in Austria and Switzerland and Scottex in Belgium, Italy and Spain.

  • The Wall Street Journal2 days ago

    [$$] Kimberly-Clark Exploring Sale of European Tissues Business

    The maker of Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers has contacted private-equity firms to assess their interest in acquiring the business.

  • Kimberly-Clark weighs sale of European tissues business -sources
    Reuters2 days ago

    Kimberly-Clark weighs sale of European tissues business -sources

    The maker of Kleenex tissues and Huggies diapers has contacted private equity firms to gauge their interest in acquiring the business, which is likely to fetch above 1 billion euros (894.58 million pounds), the sources said. Kimberly-Clark's European portfolio includes toilet paper brands Andrex in Britain and Ireland, Hakle in Austria and Switzerland and Scottex in Belgium, Italy and Spain. It was not immediately clear whether any potential divestment would also include the European licenses for brands sold both in Europe and elsewhere, such as Kleenex and Cottonelle, though the standard practice would be to include them, three of the sources said.

  • Cost Headwinds Could Restrict Colgate’s Earnings Growth
    Market Realist2 days ago

    Cost Headwinds Could Restrict Colgate’s Earnings Growth

    Colgate-Palmolive (CL) is scheduled to announce its second-quarter earnings on July 27. Analysts expect the company’s sales and earnings to improve on a YoY (year-over-year) basis. However, cost headwinds and the soft organic sales growth rate could continue to restrict the EPS growth rate.

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.
    Markit2 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.

    The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Index (PMI) data, output in the Consumer Goods sector is rising.

  • PR Newswire3 days ago

    Circulate Capital Announces RFP Process For South and Southeast Asia-Based Businesses Seeking Capital to Accelerate Ocean Plastic Solutions

    New Impact Investment Management Firm to Finance Regional Waste Management and Recycling Solutions That Remediate and Prevent Ocean Plastic NEW YORK , July 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Circulate Capital, the ...

  • PR Newswire3 days ago

    Circulate Capital Launches New Venture to Invest in Solutions to Ocean Plastic

    NEW YORK, July 18, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Circulate Capital ("Company"), a new impact-focused investment management company, launched today in partnership with Closed Loop Partners, a firm that invests in companies, technology and recycling infrastructure to advance the circular economy, and Ocean Conservancy, a leading nonprofit environmental advocacy organization working to protect the world's ocean. Led by Rob Kaplan, co-founder of Closed Loop Partners, Circulate Capital will invest in companies, innovation, and projects that prevent plastic from leaking into the ocean, with a focus on South and Southeast Asia.

  • What Analysts’ Ratings Indicate for Kimberly-Clark
    Market Realist3 days ago

    What Analysts’ Ratings Indicate for Kimberly-Clark

    Most analysts providing recommendations on Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock have maintained “neutral” stances. Kimberly-Clark’s innovation-led new product launches, cost-saving measures, share repurchases, and lower effective tax rate are expected to support its sales and earnings growth rate. The company is also expected to take pricing action in international markets, which could drive organic sales growth and margins.

  • Can Savings Keep Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Afloat in Q2 Earnings?
    Zacks3 days ago

    Can Savings Keep Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Afloat in Q2 Earnings?

    Kimberly-Clark (KMB) struggles with higher commodity costs and lower selling prices. However, robust cost reduction efforts are likely to aid performance in Q2.

  • Will Cost Pressures Hurt KMB’s Q2 2018 EPS Growth Rate?
    Market Realist3 days ago

    Will Cost Pressures Hurt KMB’s Q2 2018 EPS Growth Rate?

    Analysts expect Kimberly-Clark (KMB) to report adjusted EPS of $1.57 in the second quarter, which reflects a YoY (year-over-year) growth rate of 5.4%. Though the company’s adjusted EPS are projected to improve, the rate of growth is likely to decelerate sequentially.

  • Why Kimberly-Clark Could Continue to Disappoint on Margins
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Why Kimberly-Clark Could Continue to Disappoint on Margins

    CPG (consumer packaged goods) manufacturers have disappointed with sluggish margins over the past several quarters, and the upcoming quarter seems to be no different. Significant inflation in commodities and logistics costs, lower net selling prices, and higher promotions to drive volumes and brand reinvestment needs for the sake of innovation are likely to dent the margins of these companies. CPG companies have implemented several restructuring measures to trim down costs and drive efficiency.

  • Why Kimberly-Clark’s Q2 2018 Sales Could Mark Low Growth
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Why Kimberly-Clark’s Q2 2018 Sales Could Mark Low Growth

    Like most other major CPG (consumer packaged goods) companies, Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has been witnessing a soft sales growth rate. Lower net price selling prices and increased competition have been taking a toll on the top lines of CPG companies. Though management is mulling an increase in pricing, a heightened competitive environment, macroeconomic challenges in Latin America, and a tough retail environment will make it difficult for these companies to pass pricing on to consumers.

  • Why Kimberly-Clark’s Q2 2018 Could Fail to Impress
    Market Realist4 days ago

    Why Kimberly-Clark’s Q2 2018 Could Fail to Impress

    Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is expected to announce its second-quarter results on July 24. Though analysts expect the company’s top line to improve on a YoY (year-over-year) basis, its projected rate of growth is unlikely to impress.

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.
    Markit4 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.

    The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding KMB totaled $725 million.

  • Why Kimberly Clark Stock Has Lost 13% So Far in 2018
    Motley Fool10 days ago

    Why Kimberly Clark Stock Has Lost 13% So Far in 2018

    The last few earnings reports revealed weak sales and profit trends for the consumer staples giant.

  • PR Newswire11 days ago

    Kimberly-Clark to Webcast Second Quarter 2018 Earnings Conference Call

    DALLAS , July 10, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) will webcast a discussion of its second quarter 2018 results at 9 a.m. CDT on Tuesday , July 24. Chairman and CEO Thomas Falk ...

  • Analyst Recommendations for PG, KMB, CL, and CLX Stock
    Market Realist12 days ago

    Analyst Recommendations for PG, KMB, CL, and CLX Stock

    Most analysts covering the stocks of consumer packaged goods manufacturers have provided “hold” recommendations. Innovation-led premium product offerings and promotional spending are expected to drive these companies’ top lines in this space. Share buybacks, lower effective taxes, and cost savings are likely to support their earnings growth rates.

  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.
    Markit14 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.

    The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. Over the last one-month, outflows of investor capital in ETFs holding KMB totaled $2.58 billion.

  • PG, KMB, CL, and CLX Stock: Is the Pullback a Buying Opportunity?
    Market Realist15 days ago

    PG, KMB, CL, and CLX Stock: Is the Pullback a Buying Opportunity?

    Stocks of Procter & Gamble (PG), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Clorox (CLX), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) are trading at forward PE multiples that are well below their historical averages. For instance, Procter & Gamble’s current forward PE multiple of 18.4x is 10% lower than its four-year historical average of 20.5x. Colgate-Palmolive’s current forward PE multiple of 20.6x is 12% lower than its historical average of 23.3x.

  • Why PG, KMB, CL, CLX, and COTY Stock Fell in H1 2018
    Market Realist15 days ago

    Why PG, KMB, CL, CLX, and COTY Stock Fell in H1 2018

    Stocks of household and personal care product manufacturers fell significantly in the first half of 2018, with most companies in the space registering double-digit declines. Aggressive inventory management by retailers, private label products gaining shelf space, price investments, and macroeconomic concerns in several markets remained a drag on these companies’ financials.

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  • See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.
    Markit16 days ago

    See what the IHS Markit Score report has to say about Kimberly-Clark Corp.

    The last change in the short interest score occurred more than 1 month ago and implies that there has been little change in sentiment among investors who seek to profit from falling equity prices. KMB credit default swap spreads are within the middle of their range for the last three years.

  • Kimberly-Clark Reports Progress to Sustainability 2022 Goals
    PR Newswire24 days ago

    Kimberly-Clark Reports Progress to Sustainability 2022 Goals

    DALLAS, June 27, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation today reported its progress toward achieving its Sustainability 2022 strategy to create social, environmental and business value. "We continue to make strides in our efforts to create positive social and environmental change," said Thomas J. Falk, Kimberly-Clark's Chairman and Chief Executive Officer. Kimberly-Clark's 2017 Global Sustainability Report outlines the company's strategies and results in greater detail, and is organized and presented in accordance with the Global Reporting Initiative (GRI) Sustainability Reporting Standards, Core level.