111.60 0.00 (0.00%)
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|Bid||0.00 x 100|
|Ask||112.70 x 800|
|Day's Range||110.08 - 112.70|
|52 Week Range||97.10 - 123.77|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.54|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||24.28|
|Earnings Date||Jan 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.00 (3.59%)|
|1y Target Est||105.65|
Church & Dwight (CHD) stock has had a phenomenal run so far this year. Church & Dwight’s focus on innovation, incremental sales from recent acquisitions, investments in its international business, and a balanced portfolio of value and premium products drove its top line. Strong sales growth and tax reforms have driven Church & Dwight’s bottom line, which has grown at a double-digit rate in the past four quarters and has outperformed Wall Street’s expectations.
Colgate-Palmolive’s (CL) unimpressive financial performance in the recent past and persisting challenges have led several analysts to lower their target price on Colgate-Palmolive stock. Moreover, SunTrust downgraded Colgate-Palmolive stock to “hold” from “buy” and reduced its target price to $65 per share from $80.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) hasn’t impressed investors with its earnings in the past several quarters. The company has only surpassed analysts’ expectations in two quarters out of the past nine quarters, which is evident in the graph below. Soft sales and margin headwinds took a toll on the company’s bottom-line growth rate.
As for Colgate-Palmolive (CL), higher raw material and packaging costs more than offset the benefits from cost savings. Weak gross margin and higher SG&A expenses took a toll on its operating margin, which declined 20 basis points, 80 basis points, and 190 basis points in the first, second, and third quarter of 2018, respectively.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) has been unable to impress investors with its sales performance so far this year. Though the company saw YoY improvement in net sales during the first two quarters of 2018, its net sales fell short of Wall Street’s expectations. Moreover, Colgate-Palmolive’s top line marked a YoY decline during the third quarter and also missed analysts’ expectation owing to challenges in Brazil and China coupled with adverse currency rates.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) stock has unperformed so far this year as weaker-than-expected sales and sluggish performance on the margins front have remained a drag. Moreover, Colgate-Palmolive’s bottom line didn’t impress despite the lower tax environment.
DALLAS, Nov. 19, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- On World Toilet Day 2018, Kimberly-Clark is renewing its commitment to its multi-national program, "Toilets Change Lives" and celebrating the work of our teams and our brands to improve the lives of nearly one million people in need since the program was introduced in 2014. The company's global sanitation program "Toilets Change Lives" has actively pursued community-focused sanitation programs around the world through its products, partners, and people by leveraging the power of its well-known brands, including Andrex, Baby Soft, Neve, Scott, and Suave, to bring greater awareness to the global sanitation crisis. "The health, safety and dignity toilets can bring to a community is a worthy endeavor of our time and resources, and that's why we celebrate World Toilet Day.
According to a report, Kimberly-Clark Corp. is pumping the brakes on the sale of its European tissue business.
The Goldman group had recruited Giles Turrell, the former boss of cereals group Weetabix, to help with its offer, people close to the process previously told the Financial Times. Kimberly-Clark did not immediately respond to a request for comment.
DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- The board of directors of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) has declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share. This represents the 46th consecutive year that Kimberly-Clark has increased its dividend and the 84th straight year that the company has paid a dividend to shareholders. Kimberly-Clark (KMB) and its trusted brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries.
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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.