How Many Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB)’s Analysts Are Bullish?

October 13, 2018 - By Clifton Ray

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in 2018 Q2. Its down 0.03, from 0.9 in 2018Q1. It worsened, as 63 investors sold Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares while 401 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. 249.39 million shares or 0.85% more from 247.29 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
North Star Inv has invested 0.48% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Strategic Advisors Ltd Liability Co holds 0.31% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) or 7,294 shares. Marathon Asset Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.48% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 302,527 shares. Spirit Of America Mngmt Corporation New York owns 750 shares. Pinebridge L P invested in 135,619 shares or 0.35% of the stock. Perkins Coie Tru reported 0% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Burt Wealth holds 0.01% or 206 shares. 11 were accumulated by Ruggie Cap Group. Mark Sheptoff Planning Ltd Company accumulated 0.24% or 3,134 shares. Brown Advisory Secs Ltd Liability owns 3,865 shares or 0.07% of their US portfolio. Windward Capital Management Ca holds 18,776 shares. Investment Counsel Inc accumulated 23,637 shares. Bkd Wealth Limited Liability Corp has invested 0.05% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Australia-based Amp Cap Investors Limited has invested 0.1% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Rand Wealth Limited Liability Company stated it has 8,113 shares.

Since April 24, 2018, it had 1 buying transaction, and 4 insider sales for $1.03 million activity. On Tuesday, May 22 the insider MacQuillan Sandra sold $321,643. Another trade for 2,000 shares valued at $200,100 was bought by DECHERD ROBERT W. The insider PALMER ANTHONY J. sold 6,445 shares worth $756,256. On Wednesday, July 25 the insider Powell Aaron sold $116,551.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB), 0 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Kimberly Clark had 16 analyst reports since April 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Monday, April 23 by RBC Capital Markets. Bernstein maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) rating on Tuesday, April 24. Bernstein has “Hold” rating and $11000 target. The firm has “Sell” rating by Deutsche Bank given on Wednesday, October 10. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) earned “Underweight” rating by JP Morgan on Tuesday, April 24. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 8 by Goldman Sachs. The company was maintained on Thursday, August 16 by Deutsche Bank. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Tuesday, April 24 by Citigroup. Societe Generale downgraded it to “Hold” rating and $116 target in Wednesday, August 15 report. The rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley on Friday, August 31 with “Underweight”. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Bank of America given on Thursday, September 6. Below is a list of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/10/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Sell Downgrade
08/10/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral New Target: $119 Downgrade
02/10/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $101 New Target: $104 Maintain
20/09/2018 Broker: Atlantic Securities Rating: Underweight New Target: $114 Initiates Coverage On
06/09/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $110 New Target: $120 Maintain
31/08/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $94 New Target: $102 Maintain
16/08/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $103 New Target: $108 Maintain
16/08/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $86 Upgrade
15/08/2018 Broker: Societe Generale Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $124 New Target: $116 Downgrade
19/07/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Sell New Target: $90 Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 0.93% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $109.14. About 2.24M shares traded or 2.63% up from the average. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has declined 3.56% since October 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.18% 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 $37.94 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 22.23 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 notable recent Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Target to launch new discount brand” on October 06, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “Cross-Currents In The Market – Cramer’s Mad Money (10/8/18)” published on October 09, 2018, Fool.com published: “3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 3%” on October 02, 2018. More interesting news about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “This 4% Yielding Stock Is Undervalued” published on September 17, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Goldman Sachs cools on Kimberly-Clark” with publication date: October 08, 2018.

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