|Bid||109.93 x 800|
|Ask||109.97 x 800|
|Day's Range||109.47 - 110.94|
|52 Week Range||97.10 - 123.77|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.54|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||23.92|
|Earnings Date||Jan 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.00 (3.65%)|
|1y Target Est||105.65|
The Zacks Analyst Blog Highlights: Berkshire Hathaway, AbbVie, Booking, HCA and Kimberly-Clark
FALMOUTH, Mass., Nov. 13, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution (WHOI) is the world's leading independent non-profit organization dedicated to ocean research, exploration, and education. The answer was yes – through Kimberly-Clark Professional's RightCycle Program. The RightCycle Program is the first large-scale recycling initiative for hard-to-recycle and commonly used items including non-hazardous laboratory gloves.
The majority of Wall Street analysts providing recommendations on Procter & Gamble (PG) stock maintain a neutral outlook. Wall Street expects near-term cost headwinds and unfavorable currency rates to hurt the company’s net sales and EPS growth rate. However, innovation-driven products, productivity savings, and a lower effective tax rate are projected to support the top and bottom lines.
Procter & Gamble (PG) has impressed with its earnings despite facing strong sales and margin headwinds in the recent past. The company outperformed analysts’ estimates in the past 14 quarters with an average positive surprise of 4.3%, which is impressive. Focus on productivity and cost savings, a considerable decline in the effective tax rate, and share repurchases have helped the company to surpass analysts’ expectations.
Procter & Gamble (PG) announced price increases across several product categories aimed at offsetting the adverse impact from the foreign exchange rate and continued inflation in commodities. However, we expect the company’s margins to remain weak and continue to slide, at least in the near term.
PG Stock Is Up 15.2% since Q1 Results: Will Uptrend Continue? The company’s organic sales came in better than what analysts expected and rose 4% thanks to the improvement in volumes across all business segments and the favorable mix in the beauty segment. Despite strong organic sales growth, Procter & Gamble’s net sales growth remained low, reflecting the adverse impact from the foreign exchange rate.
Procter & Gamble stock (PG) has seen a healthy recovery since the company reported stronger-than-expected first-quarter results on October 19. Procter & Gamble’s sales and earnings surpassed Wall Street’s expectations, and its 4% organic sales growth rate during the first quarter of fiscal 2019 impressed investors. Higher volumes across all business segments and its positive mix in the beauty segment supported the company’s organic sales growth.
We at Insider Monkey have gone over 700 13F filings that hedge funds and prominent investors are required to file by the government. The 13F filings show the funds’ and investors’ portfolio positions as of June 30. In this article we look at what those investors think of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Hedge fund ownership […]
San Francisco quietly lost the headquarters of Core-Mark Holding Co., which disclosed on an earnings call that it's moving its headquarters to Dallas next year. Will this health care company follow?
In Friday's Mad Money program, Jim Cramer commented that Kimberly-Clark Corp. doesn't have pricing power (with respect to its products). In this daily bar chart of KMB, below, we can see that prices have mostly been playing defense the past twelve months.
DALLAS, Nov. 5, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation has been recognized with two prominent awards for its efforts to improve energy efficiency and reduce its carbon footprint. The company received the 2018 Responsible Business Award for Climate Action from Ethical Corporation, and earned its sixth consecutive SmartWay® Excellence Award from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency for leadership in freight supply chain environmental performance and energy efficiency. Kimberly-Clark won top honors for its global Energy & Climate program at the 9th annual Ethical Corporation Responsible Business Awards.
Wall Street analysts have a consensus target price of $61.79 per share on Church & Dwight (CHD) stock, which implies a downside of 6.5% based on its closing price of $66.06 on November 2.
Shares of Church & Dwight (CHD) have outperformed the benchmark index as well as its peers so far this year. Church & Dwight has managed to generate stellar sales and earnings growth at a time when most leading household and personal care product manufacturers in North America are struggling to defend their market shares. Church & Dwight’s strong portfolio of value and premium brands, its focus on innovation-led products, its export expansion, and the benefits it’s garnered from strategic acquisitions are driving its top line, which has risen at an average rate of 12.9% in the past four quarters.
With market dynamics changing fast, Maley urges investors to reconsider their dividend plays, recommending that they look at three factors before purchasing. Dividend plays should not only pay a healthy dividend but should also be consistently upping the dividend over time.
General Electric GE , which had been one of the most reliable sources of yield, just became less attractive after slashing its dividend. For the investor fresh on the hunt for yield, Miller Tabak equity strategist Matt Maley has some tips. Maley says two energy stocks, Chevron CVX and Exxon Mobil XOM , fit the bill.
This article is for investors who would like to improve their understanding of price to earnings ratios (P/E ratios). We’ll show how you can use Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s (NYSE:KMB) P/E ratio Read More...
Clorox (CLX) reported stronger-than-expected results for the first quarter of fiscal 2019—the period ending on September 30. The company’s top line beat analysts’ estimate and improved 4% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis due to the acquisition, higher pricing, and improved volumes. However, divestiture and negative currency rates remained a drag.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) reported lower-than-expected bottom-line results during the third quarter. Colgate-Palmolive’s adjusted earnings of $0.72 per share missed analysts’ expectation and fell 1.4% on a YoY (year-over-year) basis.
Church & Dwight (CHD) is outperforming its peers so far this year and has handily exceeded Wall Street’s expectations for the past several quarters both on the sales and earnings fronts. On the contrary, Church & Dwight has grown its sales and earnings at a double-digit rate, which is impressive. During the first two quarters of 2018, Church & Dwight’s top line increased 14.7% and 14.5%, respectively, and surpassed analysts’ estimate.
Colgate-Palmolive’s (CL) profit margins continued to slide during the third quarter as higher costs more than offset the benefits from higher net price realization and cost savings. During the third quarter, Colgate-Palmolive’s adjusted gross profit margin decreased 120 basis points to 59.2% as higher raw material and packaging costs had an unfavorable impact of 390 basis points. However, pricing and cost savings contributed 50 basis points and 220 basis points to the gross margin rate during the third quarter.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is a company with exceptional fundamental characteristics. Upon building up an investment case for a stock, we should look at various aspects. In the case of KMB, Read More...
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) reported net sales of $3.8 billion during the third quarter, which fell short of analysts’ estimate and decreased 3.0% YoY. Adverse currency rates had a negative impact of 4.0% on the top line. Meanwhile, volumes remained weak. The company managed to improve pricing by 1.0%, but that wasn’t enough to offset the negatives.
NEW YORK, Oct. 29, 2018 -- In new independent research reports released early this morning, Fundamental Markets released its latest key findings for all current investors,.