Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB): Institutional Investors Aren’t Crazy About It

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Sentiment for Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB)

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q2 2019. Its down -0.15, from 1.03 in 2019Q1. The ratio dropped, as 395 active investment managers increased or opened new holdings, while 450 sold and decreased their stakes in Kimberly Clark Corp. The active investment managers in our partner’s database now have: 238.43 million shares, down from 239.07 million shares in 2019Q1. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Kimberly Clark Corp in their top 10 holdings increased from 11 to 14 for an increase of 3. Sold All: 45 Reduced: 405 Increased: 294 New Position: 101.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, makes and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. The company has market cap of $45.57 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 25.54 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.

The stock decreased 0.87% or $1.16 during the last trading session, reaching $132.42. About 1.29M shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has risen 25.59% since September 13, 2018 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 25.59% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) to report earnings on October, 28. They expect $1.79 earnings per share, up 4.68 % or $0.08 from last year’s $1.71 per share. KMB’s profit will be $616.00 million for 18.49 P/E if the $1.79 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.67 actual earnings per share reported by Kimberly-Clark Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.19 % EPS growth.

Cornerstone Capital Inc. holds 3.73% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation for 178,462 shares. Patten Group Inc. owns 64,492 shares or 3.51% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Welch Group Llc has 3.14% invested in the company for 220,501 shares. The New York-based Meyer Handelman Co has invested 3.07% in the stock. Associated Banc, a Alabama-based fund reported 401,089 shares.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 33% of Kimberly Clark’s analysts are positive. Out of 6 Wall Street analysts rating Kimberly Clark, 2 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 2 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $105 while the high is $15200. The stock’s average target of $132.33 is -0.07% below today’s ($132.42) share price. KMB was included in 11 notes of analysts from March 20, 2019. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Monday, June 17 with “Sell”. Citigroup maintained the shares of KMB in report on Tuesday, April 23 with “Sell” rating. As per Tuesday, June 18, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Tuesday, April 16 with “Market Perform”. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) earned “Overweight” rating by JP Morgan on Wednesday, July 24. On Tuesday, April 23 the stock rating was upgraded by Macquarie Research to “Outperform”. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 24 by Morgan Stanley. Deutsche Bank maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Wednesday, March 20 with “Sell” rating.

More notable recent Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) news were published by: Seekingalpha.com which released: “Stocks To Watch: Planes, Trains And Automobiles – Seeking Alpha” on August 31, 2019, also Finance.Yahoo.com with their article: “Don’t Race Out To Buy Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Just Because It’s Going Ex-Dividend – Yahoo Finance” published on September 01, 2019, Seekingalpha.com published: “Trade war isn’t hurting Kimberly-Clark – Seeking Alpha” on September 06, 2019. More interesting news about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) CEO Mike Hsu Presents at Barclays 2019 Global Consumer Staples Conference (Transcript) – Seeking Alpha” published on September 04, 2019 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Overweight Consumer Staples – Seeking Alpha” with publication date: September 03, 2019.

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