Media headlines about Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) have trended somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly Clark earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.5389775535953 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the immediate future.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:
KMB has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kimberly Clark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Bank of America lowered their target price on Kimberly Clark from $123.00 to $120.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Citigroup cut Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $113.00 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, December 11th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on Kimberly Clark in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $121.00 target price for the company. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lowered their target price on Kimberly Clark from $121.00 to $117.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kimberly Clark presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $126.50.
Kimberly Clark (NYSE KMB) traded up $0.15 during trading on Friday, hitting $115.49. 2,589,763 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,160,000. Kimberly Clark has a one year low of $109.67 and a one year high of $136.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.17, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.97. The firm has a market cap of $40,620.00, a P/E ratio of 19.06, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.83 and a beta of 0.75.
Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.06. Kimberly Clark had a net margin of 11.89% and a return on equity of 666.97%. The company had revenue of $4.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.65 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.52 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts expect that Kimberly Clark will post 6.2 earnings per share for the current year.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 8th were paid a dividend of $0.97 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.36%. Kimberly Clark’s dividend payout ratio is 64.03%.
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Kimberly Clark Company Profile
Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. 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.
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