|Bid||0.00 x 0|
|Ask||0.00 x 0|
|Day's Range||98.92 - 102.98|
|52 Week Range||98.92 - 134.29|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||15.63|
|Earnings Date||Apr 23, 2018|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.00 (3.78%)|
|1y Target Est||120.93|
Yahoo Finance's Seana Smith and Jared Blikre discuss a pair of bearish calls on Apple, Consumer Staples under pressure for the third day in a row, oil falling as rig counts climb and Bitcoin's jump above $8,500.
Yahoo Finance's Jared Blikre joins Seana Smith from the floor of the New York Stock Exchange to discuss the latest market moves.
Procter and Gamble (PG) saw improved sales and earnings performance in fiscal 3Q18. The company’s top and bottom line surpassed analysts’ expectations. However, the company’s soft organic sales growth rate and sluggish margins due to lower pricing and increased costs didn’t sit well with analysts.
Procter & Gamble (PG) continued to report sluggish margins in fiscal 3Q18. The company’s core gross margin fell 110 basis points to 49.4% in fiscal 3Q18 as lower pricing to drive volumes and increased cost pressure more than offset the benefits stemming from cost and productivity savings.
Lower pricing adversely impacted Procter & Gamble’s (PG) sales across product segments amid increased competitive activity. However, favorable currency rates and improved volumes drove top-line growth.
Procter & Gamble (PG) reported net sales of $16.3 billion, a rise of 4.3% YoY (year-over-year), which exceeded analysts’ expectations. As expected, Procter & Gamble’s top line benefitted from improved volumes and favorable currency rates. Also, the improved mix contributed 1% to the net sales growth rate.
Procter & Gamble (PG) reported adjusted earnings of $1.00 per share in fiscal 3Q18, which came in ahead of analysts’ estimate of $0.98 and increased 4.2% YoY (year-over-year). Moreover, Procter & Gamble has now surpassed analysts’ earnings expectations in the past 12 quarters. However, what didn’t sit well with investors was the company’s low EPS growth rate, especially given the benefits from favorable currency rates, the low tax rate environment, and strong productivity savings.
Kimberley-Clark has requested the start of arbitration proceedings against Venezuela at the World Bank's arbitration panel, according to the body's website. Kimberly-Clark did not respond to a request for comment. In 2016, Venezuelan authorities took over a plant belonging to the American personal care products manufacturer and renamed it the Cacique Maracay Productive Plant after a local Indian leader who fought against Spanish colonial rule in the 16th century.
Most of the analysts covering Colgate-Palmolive (CL) have maintained “hold” ratings on its stock as a soft sales environment, a moderating category growth rate, increased competition, and margin headwinds have kept them on the sidelines.
As for Colgate-Palmolive (CL), the company’s profit margins are likely to be adversely impacted by inflation in commodity prices, including resins and pulp. Higher logistics costs and increased advertising spending to support new product launches and drive market share are also expected to hurt its margins. Higher volumes, a focus on productivity savings, and SKU optimization are likely to support its margins.
Analysts expect Colgate-Palmolive (CL) to report sales of $4.0 billion in 1Q18, which represents a YoY (year-over-year) rise of 6.6%. The graph above shows that Colgate-Palmolive’s sales are showing an improving trend thanks to favorable currency rates and improvements in its volumes. Colgate-Palmolive’s top line is likely to benefit from improvements in volumes driven by new product launches in the oral and personal care segments backed by increased investments in advertising.
Colgate-Palmolive’s (CL) earnings have remained flat over the past two quarters as benefits from currency tailwinds, improved volumes, and cost savings have been offset by higher raw material and packaging costs, lower pricing, and advertising spending. What could drive Colgate-Palmolive’s 1Q18 EPS? Colgate-Palmolive’s bottom line is expected to benefit from an improvement in its volumes.
Colgate-Palmolive (CL) is set to announce its 1Q18 earnings on April 27, 2018. Analysts expect the company’s top line to continue to improve driven by higher volumes and increased market share. New product launches and higher advertising spending are likely to support the company’s volumes.
New-Jersey-based retail store chain Bed Bath & Beyond (BBBY) released its fourth quarter and full-year 2017 earnings results on April 11, 2018, after the market closed. Revenue rose 5.1% YoY to $3.7 billion compared to $3.5 billion in 4Q16. Earnings per share fell hard by 19.6% to $1.4 in 4Q17 from $1.8 in 4Q16. Revenue exceeded estimates by 0.92% and EPS exceeded estimates by 6.4%. The stock lost 17.7% last week.
We remain encouraged about Kimberly-Clark's (KMB) upcoming performance, given its solid FORCE program and recently announced 2018 Global Restructuring plan.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is expected to sustain its sales momentum in 1Q18, thanks to anticipated growth in volumes. Moreover, the company’s bottom line is projected to benefit from cost savings and a lower tax rate. However, most analysts prefer to maintain a “hold” rating on Kimberly-Clark stock, given the soft sales environment and near-term margin headwinds.
Procter & Gamble Co. prevailed in the first round of an advertising dispute with rival Kimberly-Clark Corp. over a claim that Huggies diapers is the “fastest growing brand in hospitals.”
ROSWELL, Ga., April 16, 2018 /PRNewswire/ -- To the Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. sustainability is not simply an initiative, it is integral to every aspect of its operations. The company has won numerous local, state and national awards for its efforts and its Chico, California, headquarters has onsite wastewater treatment and composting facilities as well as the largest solar installation of any craft brewer. Sierra Nevada has taken another step in its sustainability journey – diverting thousands of pounds of nitrile gloves from its manufacturing waste stream through The RightCycle Program from Kimberly-Clark Professional.
Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock is trading at a forward PE (price-to-earnings) multiple of 15.2x, which is about 26% lower than the peer group average of 20.6x. Moreover, the company’s valuation multiple is also lower than the S&P 500 Index (SPY), which is trading at a forward PE ratio of 17.1x as of April 12.
Kimberly-Clark’s (KMB) profit margins are expected to remain muted, given the headwinds stemming from lower net selling prices and inflation in commodities and transportation costs. Kimberly-Clark’s promotional spending, as a result of soft product demand and increased competitive activity, is resulting in lower net selling prices. In turn, lower prices are affecting margins.