|Bid||123.32 x 800|
|Ask||124.54 x 800|
|Day's Range||122.82 - 124.33|
|52 Week Range||99.36 - 132.47|
|Beta (3Y Monthly)||0.45|
|PE Ratio (TTM)||24.37|
|Earnings Date||Jul 23, 2019|
|Forward Dividend & Yield||4.12 (3.33%)|
|1y Target Est||121.63|
Procter & Gamble Stock Fell despite Strong Q3 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Valuation Procter & Gamble’s (PG) impressive organic sales, productivity savings, and lower effective tax rate supported its stock. Procter & Gamble
[Editor's note: This story was previously published in January 2019 It has since been updated and republished.]Is economic growth about to hit a wall and lead us into a period of lackluster results? If that's your concern, you're not alone. This growth cycle and its corresponding bull market are, at 10 years of age, getting a bit long in the tooth.In an environment where trade wars and the fears of an old-fashioned recession have the potential to turn into trouble, investors tend to reprioritize what the market will reward. Safe consumer stocks move into favor, often at the expense of growth names. Dividend stocks become particularly compelling prospects, with traders seeking out the certainty of reliable cash flow when growth is anything but guaranteed.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality To that end, here's a rundown of 10 of the market's top dividend-paying consumer stocks to mull as we wade deeper into murky waters. Procter & Gamble (PG)Source: Mike Mozart via Flickr (Modified)Some investors mentally wrote Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) off years ago, pegging it as a has-been that got too big for its own good and is too stuck in its old ways to compete well in the modern market.And to be fair, in some regards the criticisms were on target. Since CEO David Taylor took the helm in 2015, however, things have been different. P&G has been shedding brands and lines that simply aren't going to bear fruit, and though too slowly for some, the company has reworked its marketing approach to better reflect how most consumers now make purchasing decisions.Although there's more work to be done, the yield of 2.9% is solid, and Procter & Gamble has upped its payout for 63 consecutive years. Philip Morris (PM)Source: Shutterstock Last year was a rough one for Philip Morris (NYSE:PM) investors. The stock lost a total of 37% in 2018, mostly in response to tepid sales growth of its relatively new IQOS product, though downgrades all throughout the year certainly played a role in the pullback.The sellers arguably overshot their target though. * The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy and Hold While the global smoking cessation movement continues to gain traction and Philip Morris hasn't been the player it needs to be in the vaping market, this company still owns one of the most recognized and respected brand names in the business. Sales and earnings are projected to improve 5.6% and 10.2%, respectively, next year -- pretty good for the smoking industry -- and better still, the dividend yield is an impressive 5.4%. Its payout has grown every year since 2008. Spectrum Brands Holdings (SPB)Source: Shutterstock Spectrum Brands Holdings (NYSE:SPB) likely won't ring a bell with consumers, but the company's brand names will. This is the parent to Remington shaving products, George Foreman grills, Armor All automobile protectant, Tetra fish food and Kwikset door locks, just to name a few.It was a particularly poor performer in 2018, largely driven lower by downgrades and some restructuring that made it tough to get a bead on the company's future. But Bank of America's Olivia Tong made a good point with her upgrade of Spectrum, explaining "SPB's results have been challenged of late, however, headwinds are abating, while the recent sales of SPB Auto Care and Battery provide much better visibility on de-levering the balance sheet."With the sentiment pendulum swinging in the other direction again, the dividend yield of 2.7% looks like an opportunity. Packaging Corp of America (PKG)Source: Shutterstock When most investors look for consumer stocks to buy, they tend to focus on the manufacturer and brand name and look past the organizations that make those products marketable.Big mistake. That oversight steers investors right past Packaging Corp of America (NYSE:PKG), which makes the boxes and retail displays most shoppers don't give a second thought about. * 10 Monster Growth Stocks to Buy for 2019 and Beyond The big selling feature isn't the current yield of 3.2%, however, and the fact that the payout hasn't failed to grow at least a little every year going back to 2010. It's the fact that newcomers can step into PKG stock so cheaply. Shares are only trading at 12.7 times their past and 12.3 times forward-looking earnings. Tyson Foods (TSN)Source: Shutterstock Tyson Foods (NYSE:TSN) has been putting food on tables since 1931, and although it's much more than just chicken now, its chicken roots are still highly evident.The past year has been a tough one for shareholders, with fears stemming from a tariff war and rising freight costs pulling the stock well off its December 2017 high near $84. Although it has bounced back from December's low, the current price near $73 is still well short of there.A closer look at Tyson's results, however, suggests the only thing to fear was the impact of the rhetoric. Sales were up the typical 3% last year, and although earnings slipped from 2017's $6.16 per share to what will likely be $5.93 per share for 2018, analysts are looking for an earnings rebound to $6.20 per share in 2019. The pullback, in the meantime, has beefed up the yield to a respectable 2%. Hanesbrands (HBI)Source: Shubert Ciencia Via FlickrHanesbrands (NYSE:HBI) shares have been a terrible performers since early 2015, peeling back from a peak of around $35 in the middle of that year to a low of less than $12 in December of last year. Nothing the company has done has quelled the stock's bleeding.Don't jump to the wrong conclusion though. Sales have grown rather steadily since 2014, as has operating income. It has not been red-hot growth, nor hyper-consistent but certainly better than the stock's long-term trend suggests. * 3 Blue-Chip Stocks That Will Power Through Market Turmoil Regardless of the past, the present and future look healthy enough. HBI shares are only trading at 12.5 times this year's projected profit, and the trailing yield is 3.2%. This well-recognized brand name has too much going for it to ignore at that kind of valuation. Kimberly Clark (KMB)Source: Shutterstock Finally, Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) is surrounded by more than a little bit of doubt. The company has seen a number of upgrades in the past few months, but as a group, analysts consider KMB a "hold" and the consensus target price near $110 is below the stock's current value near $125.Yet, to long-term income-minded investors, that earnings news will have little impact on how well KMB shares will serve them. The current yield of 3.3% is more than respectable, and sales of toilet paper, diapers and paper towels are consistent enough to maintain the company's streak of 46 years' worth of annual dividend increases.As of this writing, James Brumley did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. You can follow him on Twitter, at @jbrumley. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 High-Growth Stocks for the Return of the Bull * The 10 Best Index Funds to Buy and Hold * 10 Lithium Stocks to Buy Despite the Market's Irrationality Compare Brokers The post 7 Consumer Stocks to Buy for Income appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Procter & Gamble Stock Fell despite Strong Q3 Results(Continued from Prior Part)Strong organic sales Procter & Gamble (PG) posted better-than-expected third-quarter sales. Procter & Gamble’s net sales of $16.5 billion beat
Procter & Gamble Stock Fell despite Strong Q3 ResultsWeakness in grooming and baby care remained a dragProcter & Gamble (PG) posted impressive third-quarter results on April 23. Record organic sales, productivity savings, lower taxes, and
Key Takeaways from Kimberly-Clark’s First Quarter(Continued from Prior Part)Analysts raised target price Several analysts increased their price target on Kimberly-Clark (KMB) stock after the company’s better-than-expected first-quarter
Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE: KMB ) received an upgrade Tuesday from Macquarie on the basis of a stronger earnings outlook. The Analyst Caroline Levy upgraded Kimberly Clark from Neutral to Outperform and ...
The first quarter earnings season is well and truly upon us, as Wall Street turns its attention away from catalysts such as the Federal Reserve and U.S.-China trade talks and focuses instead on fundamentals like revenues and profit margins.So far, results are beating expectations but still showing a slide on the bottom line. Through April 18, 15% of the companies in the S&P 500 reported results. Of those, according to FactSet, 78% beat estimates with results that were 5.7% ahead of analyst expectations. But earnings on a year-over-year basis are down 4.3%.If the earnings decline holds, it will mark the first pullback in profits since the middle of 2016.InvestorPlace - Stock Market News, Stock Advice & Trading Tips * 10 Stocks to Sell Before They Give Back 2019 Gains However, investors seem to be focusing on the positive … so far. They're rewarding stocks that are beating estimates instead of focusing on the overall decline in earnings. Here are four stocks that are rallying today following earnings results: Twitter (TWTR) Click to EnlargeTwitter (NYSE:TWTR) shares are soaring, up more than 16% as I write this, after reporting better-than-expected results. The move pushes the stock up and out of a sideways consolidation range going back to last summer. And it even caught the eye of President Trump, who took to the Twitter platform to claim credit for its success and warn against alleged anti-conservative bias.The company reported earnings of 37 cents per share, 22 cents above estimates, on an 18.3% rise in revenues. Daily average users came in at 134 million vs. estimates for around 128 million. United Technologies (UTX) Click to EnlargeShares of United Technologies (NYSE:UTX) are testing, within pennies, the prior high set last September marking a 40%+ rally off of the late December low. The company reported results before the open, with earnings of $1.91 per share beating estimates by 19 cents on a 20.5% rise in revenues. * 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won't Wilt This marked the ninth consecutive quarter of beating earnings estimates as the company enjoyed its best organic growth rate in over a decade. The seemingly insatiable demand for airliners is fueling solid results at its Pratt & Whitney engine subsidiary. Kimberly Clark (KMB) Click to EnlargeToilet paper maker Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) is enjoying an upside breakout after reporting results on Monday. The move pushes shares up and over multi-year resistance near the $125-a-share level that was first established in early 2016. The company reported earnings of $1.66 per share, 11 cents ahead of estimates on a 2.1% drop in revenues.A series of analyst upgrades have followed, including Argus and Macquarie. The highlight was on a 3% jump in organic revenues and a reaffirming of 2019 guidance. Management continues to focus on alleviating the impact of rising input prices and was able to trim $115 million from its expense line, partially as a result of closing two personal face facilities. Whirlpool (WHR) Click to EnlargeShares of appliance maker Whirlpool (NYSE:WHR) are rallying to test prior highs set in late February, partially reversing the slide from the 2017 highs near $190. The company has enjoyed a lift following President Trump's trade action against imported washing machines and dishwashers. The result was the largest-ever three-month increase in the cost of washing machines, helping bolster Whirlpool's bottom line. * 7 Red-Hot E-Commerce Stocks to Consider The company reported earnings of $3.11 per share, 26 cents ahead of estimates, despite a 3.1% drop in revenues. Management reaffirmed full-year guidance, including expectations of upwards of $900 million in free cash flow.As of this writing, William Roth did not hold a position in any of the aforementioned securities. More From InvestorPlace * 2 Toxic Pot Stocks You Should Avoid * 10 High-Yielding Dividend Stocks That Won't Wilt * 4 Energy Stocks Soaring as Trump Tightens on Iran * 7 Tech Stocks With Too Much Risk, Not Enough Upside Compare Brokers The post 4 Stocks Surging on Earnings Surprises appeared first on InvestorPlace.
Procter & Gamble Beats Third-Quarter Estimates(Continued from Prior Part)Organic sales to grow by a solid 4% Procter & Gamble (PG) has impressed investors with its organic sales growth in the first three quarters of fiscal 2019. Higher
Procter & Gamble Beats Third-Quarter EstimatesKey takeaways Procter & Gamble (PG) posted stronger-than-expected third-quarter results on Tuesday, April 23. Robust organic sales, a lower effective tax rate, and share buybacks helped Procter
For much of the 35 years Chuck Halnan spent as a lobbyist, he had a side business. In the mid-1980s, Halnan founded a company that’s come to be known as U.S. Monuments Plus. It and he were responsible for creating, among other iconic statues, the UCLA Bruin and the UC Irvine Anteater.
Key Takeaways from Kimberly-Clark’s First Quarter(Continued from Prior Part)EPS exceeds expectations Kimberly-Clark (KMB) posted better-than-expected earnings in the first quarter of 2019. Kimberly-Clark’s adjusted earnings of $1.66 per share
Key Takeaways from Kimberly-Clark’s First Quarter(Continued from Prior Part)Q1 sales surpass estimates Kimberly-Clark (KMB) posted better-than-expected first-quarter sales thanks to the strong growth in its base business. Kimberly-Clark posted net
Earnings season is in full swing on Wall Street. Here are two problems that suggest stock prices could come back down to Earth soon.
Key Takeaways from Kimberly-Clark’s First QuarterKey takeawaysKimberly-Clark (KMB) stock rose 5.4% on Monday, April 22, after the company released stronger-than-expected first-quarter results. Higher pricing and a favorable mix helped
Stocks that moved substantially or traded heavily on Monday: Kimberly-Clark Corp., up $6.70 to $130.25 The maker of Kleenex tissues and other consumer products reported a surge in profit that beat forecasts. ...
U.S. stocks ended a low-volume trading session little changed on Monday, with the biggest gains in the energy sector as investors otherwise stayed on the sidelines ahead of quarterly earnings. Investors were waiting for some of the biggest S&P 500 companies, including Boeing Co, Amazon.com Inc and Facebook Inc to report first-quarter results later in the week. Phil Orlando, chief equity market strategist, at Federated Investors, in New York said he has been encouraged by quarterly results even though it was early in the reporting season.