Is Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Finally Worth Your Time? What Does Macquarie Research Think?

September 17, 2017 - By Linda Rogers

 Is Kimberly Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Finally Worth Your Time? What Does Macquarie Research Think?

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.08, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 75 investors sold Kimberly Clark Corp shares while 457 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 342 raised stakes. 238.90 million shares or 0.38% more from 237.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Rodgers Brothers Inc stated it has 14,745 shares. The Michigan-based Blue Chip Ptnrs Inc has invested 0.34% in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Moreover, Investment Centers Of America Inc has 0.51% invested in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Glg Ltd Llc holds 14,837 shares. Lathrop Inv Mgmt Corp owns 3,823 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Rafferty Asset Management Limited Liability Co holds 0.15% or 29,220 shares. National Bank Of The West holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) for 5,206 shares. 46,089 were reported by Susquehanna Int Gp Llp. 8,963 were reported by Clifford Swan Invest Counsel. Valley Advisers Incorporated accumulated 0.05% or 900 shares. 1.85 million were reported by Legal And General Grp Incorporated Pcl. 5,293 were reported by Cobblestone Advsrs Llc New York. Gilman Hill Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.21% in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Brown Advisory Securities Limited Liability Com has invested 0.12% in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Mairs & Power holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) for 162,805 shares.

Since April 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $4.16 million activity. MacQuillan Sandra had sold 5,081 shares worth $659,615 on Saturday, April 29. $920,237 worth of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) was sold by Cruz Sergio on Wednesday, May 31. $2.58M worth of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) shares were sold by Mielke Thomas J..

Why Has Macquarie Research Given Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) a $121.00 Price Target

Macquarie Research analyst has begun coverage with a “Neutral” rating on Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) today and set a price target of $121.00. The firm’s shares opened today at 121.1.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.83 in Q4 2016. Its down 0.08, from 0.91 in 2016Q3. It fall, as 75 investors sold Kimberly Clark Corp shares while 457 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 342 raised stakes. 238.90 million shares or 0.38% more from 237.99 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Rodgers Brothers Inc stated it has 14,745 shares. The Michigan-based Blue Chip Ptnrs Inc has invested 0.34% in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Moreover, Investment Centers Of America Inc has 0.51% invested in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Glg Ltd Llc holds 14,837 shares. Lathrop Inv Mgmt Corp owns 3,823 shares for 0.13% of their portfolio. Rafferty Asset Management Limited Liability Co holds 0.15% or 29,220 shares. National Bank Of The West holds 0.08% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) for 5,206 shares. 46,089 were reported by Susquehanna Int Gp Llp. 8,963 were reported by Clifford Swan Invest Counsel. Valley Advisers Incorporated accumulated 0.05% or 900 shares. 1.85 million were reported by Legal And General Grp Incorporated Pcl. 5,293 were reported by Cobblestone Advsrs Llc New York. Gilman Hill Asset Mngmt Ltd Liability Corp has invested 0.21% in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Brown Advisory Securities Limited Liability Com has invested 0.12% in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Mairs & Power holds 0.24% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) for 162,805 shares.

Since April 29, 2017, it had 0 insider purchases, and 3 insider sales for $4.16 million activity. MacQuillan Sandra had sold 5,081 shares worth $659,615 on Saturday, April 29. $920,237 worth of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) was sold by Cruz Sergio on Wednesday, May 31. $2.58M worth of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) shares were sold by Mielke Thomas J..

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 15 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 1 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 7% are positive. Kimberly-Clark has $15700 highest and $109 lowest target. $127.17’s average target is 5.01% above currents $121.1 stock price. Kimberly-Clark had 43 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 25 by UBS. The stock of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) earned “Underperform” rating by CLSA on Wednesday, October 26. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Thursday, October 22 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Tuesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, July 6 with “Hold”. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Wednesday, July 26. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to “Hold” rating in Monday, April 25 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 25 by Goldman Sachs. As per Friday, August 21, the company rating was initiated by Societe Generale.

The stock increased 0.22% or $0.27 on September 15, reaching $121.1. About 2.55M shares traded or 87.50% up from the average. Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) has risen 0.32% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) to report earnings on October, 23 before the open. They expect $1.55 earnings per share, up 1.97 % or $0.03 from last year’s $1.52 per share. KMB’s profit will be $547.56M for 19.53 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.49 actual earnings per share reported by Kimberly Clark Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.03 % EPS growth.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The company has market cap of $42.78 billion. The Company’s divisions include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. It has a 20.24 P/E ratio. The Company’s Personal Care segment offers various solutions and products, such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products.

More notable recent Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) news were published by: Law360.com which released: “Kimberly-Clark Indemnity Suit Halted As Halyard’s Proceeds” on September 13, 2017, also Nasdaq.com with their article: “Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for September 07, 2017” published on September 06, 2017, Prnewswire.com published: “Kimberly-Clark to Webcast Presentation and Q&A at Barclays Global Consumer …” on August 23, 2017. More interesting news about Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kimberly-Clark: Short-Term Difficulties, Long-Term Dividends” published on August 20, 2017 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Kimberly-Clark: Should Dividend Investors Be Concerned?” with publication date: August 24, 2017.

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