Kimberly Clark (KMB) Getting Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly Clark earned a news sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news headlines about the company an impact score of 46.5875072721187 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:

A number of research analysts have commented on KMB shares. JPMorgan Chase & Co. cut Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $115.55 to $100.00 in a research note on Friday, October 20th. Societe Generale upgraded Kimberly Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and boosted their price objective for the stock from $112.05 to $144.00 in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. Citigroup cut Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $113.00 price objective on the stock. in a research note on Monday, December 11th. Deutsche Bank started coverage on Kimberly Clark in a research note on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $121.00 price objective on the stock. Finally, Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kimberly Clark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, November 2nd. 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. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $126.50.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) traded up $1.29 during trading hours on Tuesday, hitting $114.26. The company had a trading volume of 3,240,000 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,200,000. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.17, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.97. Kimberly Clark has a fifty-two week low of $109.67 and a fifty-two week high of $136.21. The firm has a market capitalization of $40,190.00, a PE ratio of 18.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.77 and a beta of 0.75.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last released its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.06. Kimberly Clark had a return on equity of 666.97% and a net margin of 11.89%. The business had revenue of $4.64 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.65 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.52 earnings per share. The company’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. equities research analysts expect that Kimberly Clark will post 6.2 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th were paid a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.40%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th. Kimberly Clark’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 64.03%.

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About Kimberly Clark

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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