It’s been a crucial week for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB); here’s what analysts have to say.

May 16, 2018 - By Louis Casey

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its down 0.03, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It fall, as 72 investors sold Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares while 404 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. 252.01 million shares or 2.69% more from 245.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported.
First National Trust Communication has 10,240 shares. The Pennsylvania-based Berkshire Asset Mgmt Limited Com Pa has invested 0.93% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 100 were reported by Ckw Gp. Regentatlantic Cap Ltd Llc reported 0.04% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Cetera Advisor Ltd Llc holds 0.23% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 45,671 shares. 618,482 were reported by Td Asset Mgmt. Macroview Inv Mgmt Ltd Liability invested in 23 shares. Argent Tru reported 4,106 shares or 0.13% of all its holdings. 2,368 were reported by Mai Capital Mngmt. Moreover, Meritage Management has 0.31% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). New England Research Mngmt has 1.73% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 20,038 shares. Conning invested in 295,059 shares or 1.18% of the stock. Martin Inv Mgmt Ltd stated it has 3,435 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Hartford Financial Mgmt stated it has 23,157 shares. Thomaspartners invested in 0.19% or 220,565 shares.

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 insider purchases, and 1 insider sale for $2.77 million activity.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 8 analysts covering Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB), 0 have Buy rating, 2 Sell and 6 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Kimberly Clark had 11 analyst reports since December 11, 2017 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Thursday, January 4, the company rating was maintained by Jefferies. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Wells Fargo. The firm has “Underweight” rating given on Tuesday, April 24 by JP Morgan. The company was downgraded on Monday, December 11 by Citigroup. Citigroup maintained the stock with “Sell” rating in Tuesday, April 24 report. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets with “Hold” on Monday, April 23. The stock has “Hold” rating by Bernstein on Tuesday, April 24. Citigroup maintained the shares of KMB in report on Wednesday, January 24 with “Sell” rating. Below is a list of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) latest ratings and price target changes.

24/04/2018 Broker: Bernstein Rating: Hold New Target: $110.0000 Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Sell Old Target: $109 New Target: $94 Maintain
24/04/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $104 New Target: $86 Maintain
23/04/2018 Broker: RBC Capital Markets Rating: Hold New Target: $107.0000 Maintain
19/04/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $108.0000 Maintain
15/03/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Rating: Hold New Target: $119.0
23/01/2018 Broker: Wells Fargo Rating: Hold New Target: $117.0
24/01/2018 Broker: Citigroup Old Rating: Sell New Rating: Sell Old Target: $113 New Target: $112 Maintain
04/01/2018 Broker: Jefferies Rating: Hold New Target: $113.0 Maintain
14/12/2017 Broker: Deutsche Bank Rating: Hold Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 0.42% or $0.44 during the last trading session, reaching $104.44. About 199,321 shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has declined 18.78% since May 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.33% the S&P500.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, makes and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. The company has market cap of $36.48 billion. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brands. It has a 20.49 P/E ratio. The Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names.

More important recent Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) news were published by: Prnewswire.com which released: “Kimberly-Clark Announces Executive Leadership Changes” on May 11, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com published article titled: “Dividend Income Update April 2018”, Streetinsider.com published: “Maduro seizes Kellogg plant after it leaves Venezuela due to crisis” on May 15, 2018. More interesting news about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) was released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kimberly-Clark +2% post Q1 results” with publication date: April 23, 2018.

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