Analysts See $1.55 EPS for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Sunday, 14 Jan, 2018

About 2.70M shares traded or 27.30% up from the average.

Founders Financial Securities Llc increased its stake in Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) by 46.9% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. Regions Financial Corp sold 11,577 shares as Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)'s stock declined 3.59%. The institutional investor held 110,000 shares of the major banks company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $5.90M, down from 120,000 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock decreased 0.27% or $0.36 during the last trading session, reaching $132.11. About 1.28 million shares traded.

Investors also need to beware of the Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) valuations. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500. Following the completion of the sale, the senior vice president now owns 30,091 shares of the company's stock, valued at approximately $3,410,513.94. Finally, Sterling Investment Advisors Ltd. increased its stake in shares of Kimberly Clark by 63.8% in the 1st quarter. In the past 13-year record, this ratio went down as low as 0.39 and as high as 1.5. KMB's profit would be $545.22 million giving it 18.54 P/E if the $1.55 EPS is correct. The company reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.54 by $0.06. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. Therefore 11% are positive. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. analysts predict that Kimberly Clark Corp will post 6.21 EPS for the current fiscal year. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lowered Kimberly Clark from a "neutral" rating to an "underweight" rating and dropped their target price for the stock from $115.55 to $100.00 in a report on Friday, October 20th. On Tuesday, October 10 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Hold". J.P. Morgan downgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) rating on Friday, October 20. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Societe Generale. Citigroup downgraded shares of Kimberly Clark from a "neutral" rating to a "sell" rating and set a $113.00 price objective on the a report on Monday, December 11th. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital with "Overweight" on Monday, March 21. Woodstock holds 0.63% or 28,164 shares in its portfolio. Its down -0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. It turned negative, as 64 investors sold Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares while 404 reduced holdings. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes.

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) have seen a movement of -1.58% in the most recent session. Cincinnati Corporation reported 119,500 shares. Citigroup maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Friday, August 11 with "Neutral" rating. As per Wednesday, July 26, the company rating was maintained by UBS. Keefe Bruyette & Woods initiated the shares of FMNB in report on Tuesday, September 22 with "Outperform" rating. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC raised its stake in shares of Kimberly Clark by 0.5% in the second quarter. (NASDAQ:CARB). Moreover, Tiaa Cref Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0% invested in Carbonite, Inc. Neuberger Berman Group Lc stated it has 367,204 shares or 0.05% of all its holdings. 8,553 are held by Ameritas Investment Prtnrs.

Palisades Hudson Asset Mgmt Ltd Partnership reported 0.16% stake. 5,083 were accumulated by Stearns Fincl Service Grp. (NASDAQ:PEP). Fayez Sarofim And has 2.85M shares for 1.67% of their portfolio. Signaturefd Limited Liability Com stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Altavista Wealth Management Inc bought 3,885 shares as the company's stock rose 5.12% with the market. It also reduced its holding in Lendingtree Inc New (NASDAQ:TREE) by 7,231 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 23,056 shares, and cut its stake in Royce Micro (NYSE:RMT). (OTCMKTS:TMPS) has 0.00% since January 10, 2017 and is. Its up 0.43, from 1.13 in 2017Q2. Prentiss Smith And invested in 4,867 shares. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Kimberly Clark by 15.9% during the second quarter. Kbc Gru Nv has invested 0% in Huntsman Corporation (NYSE:HUN). Blackhill Capital Inc holds 2.28% or 103,300 shares in its portfolio. Amica Pension Fund Board Of Trustees holds 0.2% or 14,324 shares. 74,019 are held by Acadian Asset Lc. Finally, Sei Investments Co. boosted its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 26.7% in the third quarter. Rice Hall James And Assoc has 8,380 shares for 0.04% of their portfolio. Berkshire Asset Management Ltd Liability Pa invested in 67,459 shares or 0.89% of the stock. 29,000 are owned by Employees Retirement Systems Of Texas. 38,075 are owned by Cubic Asset Management Ltd Liability Corporation. Aviance Cap Mngmt holds 0% or 351 shares. UBS has "Sell" rating and $12000 target. Therefore 0 are positive. RBC Capital Markets has "Sector Perform" rating and $121 target. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. Jefferies maintained the shares of KMB in report on Tuesday, October 10 with "Hold" rating. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, July 20 by RBC Capital Markets. As per Friday, May 26, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets.