106.47 0.00 (0.00%)
After hours: 4:54PM EDT
|Bid||103.76 x 1000|
|Ask||107.00 x 800|
|Day's Range||105.37 - 106.57|
|52 Week Range||97.10 - 125.39|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||20.89|
|Earnings Date||Jul 24, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.00 (3.80%)|
|1y Target Est||108.69|
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.
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.
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.
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.
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 ...
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.
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.
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.
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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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.
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.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock was down 16.3% YTD (year-to-date) on June 22 and traded at a forward PE of 14.7x. This is well below its four-year average PE multiple of 19.0x and the peer group average of 20.2x. Kimberly-Clark stock offers a healthy dividend yield of ~4.0%, which is higher than its peers.
It was an intimate gathering: a fire pit, cocktails, a small group of women who had never met before and a senior scientist from Procter & Gamble Co. In the backyard of a rented house in Phoenix, Emily Saksa, the P&G executive, encouraged the women to talk about their jobs, hobbies and lives at home. After months of struggling with bladder leaks, the woman set out to buy underwear liners designed for incontinence.
The stock prices of consumer product giants Kimberly-Clark (KMB), Procter & Gamble (PG), Clorox (CLX), and Colgate-Palmolive (CL) offer high dividend yields. These companies have consistently increased their dividends for more than 25 years, earning the status of dividend aristocrats.
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.
Kimberly-Clark's (KMB) strong focus on its Focus on Reducing Costs Everywhere program as along with its 2018 Global Restructuring plan should help it offset input cost inflation.
Recently, JPMorgan Chase decreased its target price on Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock to $84 from $86. Meanwhile, Morgan Stanley started coverage on KMB stock with an “underweight” rating and a target price of $94 per share. Earlier, several analysts lowered their target prices on KMB stock following its first-quarter results on April 23. Analysts’ downward revisions were as follows: Jefferies lowered its target price to $102 from $110. Bernstein reduced target price to $110 from $115. Macquarie decreased it to $102 from $110.
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What's Been Hurting Kimberly-Clark Stock This Year? Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) bottom line is expected to mark double-digit growth in 2018 despite taking a significant hit on its margins from rising costs. The company’s management expects its adjusted earnings to be in the range of $6.90–$7.20, which reflects a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 11.0%–16.0%.
Today we’re going to take a look at the well-established Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). The company’s stock saw significant share price volatility over the past couple of months on the NYSE,Read More...
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) has embarked on a global restructuring program aimed at lowering costs and supporting growth initiatives, which should support its margins. The company plans to overhaul its manufacturing supply chain and reduce overhead, which is expected to generate $500 million–$550 million in annual pretax cost savings by the end of 2021.
What's Been Hurting Kimberly-Clark Stock This Year? Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) sales are expected to improve in 2018 driven by favorable currency rates and a slight increase in volumes. The company’s management expects its net sales to mark 2.0%–3.0% growth in 2018, with currency rates contributing ~1.0%–2.0% to its top line.