Kimberly Clark (KMB) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Study Shows

Media stories about Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research firm identifies positive and negative press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative one to one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly Clark earned a news impact score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 44.5090559626099 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the news articles that may have impacted Accern Sentiment’s analysis:

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KMB has been the subject of several research analyst reports. Citigroup downgraded shares of Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $113.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Kimberly Clark in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $121.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Kimberly Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Finally, Barclays set a $119.00 price target on shares of Kimberly Clark and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, March 15th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. Kimberly Clark has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $124.56.

KMB stock traded down $0.81 during mid-day trading on Friday, reaching $108.60. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,832,575 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,284,678. The company has a market cap of $38,370.78, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.43, a PEG ratio of 1.98 and a beta of 0.66. The company has a current ratio of 0.89, a quick ratio of 0.58 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.34. Kimberly Clark has a fifty-two week low of $104.58 and a fifty-two week high of $134.29.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The company reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $4.58 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.61 billion. Kimberly Clark had a net margin of 12.48% and a return on equity of 427.79%. Kimberly Clark’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.45 EPS. equities analysts forecast that Kimberly Clark will post 7 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th were issued a $1.00 dividend. This is an increase from Kimberly Clark’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.97. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 8th. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.68%. Kimberly Clark’s dividend payout ratio is presently 64.21%.

In other Kimberly Clark news, insider Kimberly K. Underhill sold 23,158 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $119.77, for a total value of $2,773,633.66. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now owns 31,141 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,729,757.57. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. 0.64% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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