108.87 +0.06 (0.06%)
After hours: 4:11PM EDT
|Bid||108.74 x 1000|
|Ask||108.86 x 1000|
|Day's Range||107.70 - 110.22|
|52 Week Range||97.10 - 123.77|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.57|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||22.17|
|Earnings Date||Oct 22, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.00 (3.67%)|
|1y Target Est||106.59|
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) is expected to announce its third-quarter results on Friday, October 26. However, analysts expect the company to disappoint investors with its third-quarter sales and earnings performance. Similar to Procter & Gamble (PG) and Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Wall Street expects Colgate-Palmolive’s top line also to see a YoY (year-over-year) decline.
MILAN/LONDON (Reuters) - A joint venture between Procter & Gamble (PG.N) and Italian healthcare group Angelini is working to create a sustainable recycling loop that would allow dirty diapers to be turned into plastic bottle caps and viscose clothing. More than 20 million tonnes of disposable diapers are burned or dumped in landfills globally every year - a major environmental problem since their use became widespread in the 1960s and 1970s. Part of the problem is that collecting, cleaning and breaking diapers into their component parts - plastic, cellulose and super absorbent polymer - is tricky and expensive.
ROSWELL, Ga., Oct. 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- In a move designed to increase productivity and enhance worker performance, Kimberly-Clark Professional has unified its core categories of personal protective equipment (PPE) – apparel, gloves and eyewear – under a refreshed and revitalized KleenGuard brand. "We are taking our well-known and trusted safety products portfolio and making it even better by unifying our core categories under a revitalized brand that capitalizes on our expertise in nonwoven materials, design, body fit and comfort," said Dave Matela, general manager, Industrial Business, Kimberly-Clark Professional, North America. The revitalization effort seeks to shift the PPE focus beyond comfort and protection toward insight-driven, human-centric solutions that maximize productivity by enabling, rather than inhibiting worker performance.
Kimberly-Clark's (KMB) Q3 results to be hurt by rising input costs and lower net selling prices. Nevertheless, the company's savings initiatives are expected to offer respite.
Analysts expect Kimberly-Clark (KMB) to sustain the growth momentum in its EPS during the third quarter. However, the projected low growth rate could disappoint investors. Analysts expect Kimberly-Clark to report an adjusted EPS of $1.64 in the third quarter, which reflects 2.5% growth YoY (year-over-year).
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) doesn't possess the right combination of the two key ingredients for a likely earnings beat in its upcoming report. Get prepared with the key expectations.
Procter & Gamble (PG) is scheduled to announce its results for the first quarter of 2019 on October 19. However, analysts expect the company to disappoint investors on all fronts including sales, margins, and earnings. Analysts expect Procter & Gamble to report total revenues of $16.5 billion—a decrease of 0.8% YoY (year-over-year).
Wall Street analysts are maintaining a neutral outlook on Procter & Gamble (PG) stock. Of the 24 analysts tracking PG stock, 17 analysts recommend a “hold” rating, six analysts suggest a “buy,” and one analyst recommends a “sell.” Analysts have a consensus target price of $84.08 per share on PG stock, which indicates an upside of 3.2% based on its closing price of $81.44 on October 10.
Recently, a few Wall Street analysts downgraded Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock. Analyst Stephen Powers of Deutsche Bank downgraded Kimberly-Clark stock to “sell” from “hold” on October 10. Deutsche Bank also lowered the target price to $99 from $108. On October 8, analyst Jason English of Goldman Sachs downgraded Kimberly-Clark stock to “neutral” from “buy” and reduced the target price to $119 from $120 per share.
So far, Procter & Gamble (PG) has impressed with its bottom-line performance and has a strong track record of exceeding analysts’ expectations. Procter & Gamble has exceeded analysts’ earnings estimates in the last 13 consecutive quarters, with an average earnings surprise of 4.4%. This performance comes amid a weak sales and margins environment.
Procter & Gamble (PG) hasn’t impressed with its top-line performance in the past several quarters, and analysts don’t expect this trend to change soon. Analysts expect Procter & Gamble’s top line to remain weak at least in the first half of fiscal 2019, marking a YoY (year-over-year) decline. Analysts expect Procter & Gamble (PG) to report net sales of $16.5 billion in the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which implies a YoY decline of 0.8%.
On October 19, Procter & Gamble (PG) plans to announce its earnings for the first quarter of fiscal 2019, which ended on September 30. However, analysts have a dim outlook for the quarter, which could hurt investor sentiment and PG stock.
A representative for Dallas-based Kimberly-Clark didn’t immediately respond to requests for comment. Representatives of buyout firms Centerbridge and PAI, along with the private equity arm of Goldman Sachs Group Inc., declined to comment. Best known in the U.S. for its Kleenex goods, Kimberly-Clark’s tissue brands include Hakle and Tela in Europe, as well the tissue products made famous by its Andrex puppy advertisements.
You want to know a real bad sign for this market? Kimberly-Clark was downgraded to a "Sell" today and it's higher. That tells you everything you need to know about what is going on here. We are experiencing what happens when you are tightening in lockstep as we have a tariff skirmish or war or whatever you want to call it and things have gotten quite fluid.
Check out the companies making headlines before the bell: International Paper IP – International Paper announced a 5.3 percent increase in its quarterly dividend, bring it to 50 cents per share from 47 1/2 cents.
MADISON, Wis. (AP) — A new Kimberly-Clark lobbyist and his wife gave Republican legislators and their supporters more than $4,000 in late August, a little more than a month before GOP leaders decided to reconvene to consider tax incentives for the Texas-based papermaker, campaign finance reports show.
On October 8, Goldman Sachs downgraded Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock to “neutral” from “buy” and lowered the target price from $120 to $119 per share. Continued inflation in input cost and weakness in the personal care segment could restrict the growth for Kimberly-Clark. Also, the company’s current valuations don’t seem attractive. Kimberly-Clark stock trades at 17.2x the estimated 2018 EPS of $6.66 and 16.3x the estimated 2019 EPS of $6.99. Both these multiples look expensive based on the projected growth rate of 6.9% and 5.0% in those periods.
SÃO PAULO, Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark continues to break stigmas and barriers for its consumers through innovative campaigns like 'Let's Move On' – a recent Gold Effie Award-winning campaign led by Intimus® and KOTEX® in Latin America designed to challenge society's negative perceptions of periods. Periods, nor the perception of them, should not get in womens' way of progress," said Juanita Pelaez Zambrano, the developer of the 'Let's Move On' campaign for Kimberly-Clark in Latin America. As leading feminine care brands that champion womens' progress, the Intimus and KOTEX brands continue to take steps to innovate our products to meet the needs of modern women while breaking period taboos.
Kimberly-Clark Corp. was downgraded to neutral at Goldman Sachs after analysts determined that its buy stock recommendation "has not been successful." The 12-month price target was lowered $1 to $119. "Our fundamental thesis - personal care organic sales momentum could sustain and pulp cost pressure was poised to abate - proved flawed," the note said. Eucalyptus pulp prices have gone up 36% and personal care organic sales growth has slowed. "We effectively top-ticked Kimberly-Clark's personal care organic sales performance and did not anticipate the competitive pressure that built from P&G in the U.S., a proliferation of challenger brands in China and value offerings in Brazil," the note said. Though costs should level off, the personal care space is still "challenging" with lower birth rates in the U.S. hurting the diaper business, and business in China decelerating in brick-and-mortar channels. Kimberly-Clark shares are down 5.1% for 2018 so far while the S&P 500 index is up 7.2% for the period.
DALLAS , Oct. 8, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) will webcast a discussion of its third quarter 2018 results at 9 a.m. CDT on Monday , October 22. Chairman and CEO Thomas Falk ...
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) focuses on enhancing savings through the FORCE and Global Restructuring Programs. However, high input costs are a worry.
Over the past 10 years Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has grown its dividend payouts from $2.32 to $4. With a market cap of US$39.26b, Kimberly-Clark pays out 79.8% of its earnings, Read More...
Shares of Dollar Tree Inc. ( DLTR), Constellation Brands Inc. ( STZ), and Kimberly-Clark Corp. ( KMB) all have had a tough 2018 with shares of all three down by 5% or more. Lowes Companies Inc. ( LOW), on the other hand, has jumped by more than 20%. The weak technical charts reflect weaker fundamentals for the business as analyst trim their quarterly earnings estimates.
Church & Dwight (CHD) has outperformed its peers with its strong sales and earnings growth during the first half of 2018. While Procter & Gamble (PG), Kimberly-Clark (KMB), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) have struggled to drive organic sales, Church & Dwight has been successful.