Market Runner: Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) 2016 Q2 Institutional Investor Sentiment Steady

November 24, 2016 - By Hazel Jackson   ·   0 Comments

Market Runner: Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB)  2016 Q2 Institutional Investor Sentiment Steady

Sentiment for Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB)

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) institutional sentiment increased to 0.91 in Q2 2016. Its up 0.01, from 0.9 in 2016Q1. The ratio is better, as 459 institutional investors increased or started new holdings, while 508 sold and decreased stakes in Kimberly Clark Corp. The institutional investors in our partner’s database reported: 242.40 million shares, down from 255.29 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of institutional investors holding Kimberly Clark Corp in their top 10 holdings decreased from 30 to 28 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 63 Reduced: 445 Increased: 383 New Position: 76.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The company has a market cap of $41.30 billion. The Firm operates through three divisions: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and K-C Professional. It has a 20.84 P/E ratio. 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.

The stock increased 0.02% or $0.02 on November 23, hitting $114.56. About 1.98M shares traded hands. Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) has declined 9.71% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 15.12% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) to report earnings on January, 24 before the open. They expect $1.44 EPS, up 1.41% or $0.02 from last year’s $1.42 per share. KMB’s profit will be $519.13M for 19.89 P/E if the $1.44 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.52 actual EPS reported by Kimberly Clark Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -5.26% negative EPS growth.

According to Zacks Investment Research, “Kimberly-Clark Corporation is one of the leading consumer products companies. Its global tissue, personal care and health care brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, Scott, Kimberly-Clark, Safeskin, Tecnol, Kimwipes and Wypall. Other brands well known outside the U.S. include Andrex, Scottex, Page, Popee and Kimbies. Kimberly-Clark also is a major producer of premium business, correspondence and technical papers. (Company Press Release)”

Associated Banc holds 9.5% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp for 1.08 million shares. Legacy Private Trust Co. owns 308,992 shares or 6.18% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Cornerstone Capital Inc. has 4.09% invested in the company for 136,482 shares. The Wisconsin-based Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc Wi has invested 3.94% in the stock. Alethea Capital Management Llc, a California-based fund reported 20,834 shares.#img1#

Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 1 insider buy, and 6 sales for $33.02 million net activity.

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) Ratings Coverage

Ratings analysis reveals 23% of Kimberly-Clark’s analysts are positive. Out of 13 Wall Street analysts rating Kimberly-Clark, 3 give it “Buy”, 2 “Sell” rating, while 8 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $114.0 while the high is $155. The stock’s average target of $128.40 is 12.08% above today’s ($114.56) share price. KMB was included in 23 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $123 target price in Tuesday, October 25 report. Wells Fargo reinitiated Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) on Tuesday, November 15 with “Market Perform” rating. The firm has “Neutral” rating given on Monday, October 26 by B. Riley & Co. The firm earned “Sector Perform” rating on Tuesday, October 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Goldman Sachs with “Buy” on Tuesday, October 25. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank on Tuesday, October 25 with “Hold”. The rating was upgraded by Societe Generale on Friday, October 23 to “Buy”. Deutsche Bank downgraded Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) on Monday, April 25 to “Hold” rating. The stock of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) earned “Hold” rating by Societe Generale on Friday, August 21. The rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, October 22 with “Sector Perform”.

KMB Company Profile

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, incorporated on June 29, 1928, is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The Firm operates through three divisions: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue and K-C Professional. The Firm sells its products to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets. The Firm sells its products for away-from-home use through distributors and directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service and public facilities. The Firm has manufacturing facilities in over 40 countries.

More notable recent Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) news were published by: Valuewalk.com which released: “Dividend Aristocrats In Focus Part 44: Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)” on November 24, 2016, also Fool.com with their article: “Kimberly-Clark Corp. Logs Soggy Sales” published on October 25, 2016, Prnewswire.com published: “Kimberly-Clark Renews Commitment To Help Solve Global Sanitation Crisis” on November 18, 2016. More interesting news about Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) were released by: Forbes.com and their article: “July 2017 Options Now Available For Kimberly-Clark (KMB)” published on November 21, 2016 as well as Wsj.com‘s news article titled: “Kimberly-Clark Names Michael Hsu President and Operating Chief” with publication date: November 16, 2016.

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