Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) stock went on an upward path that rose over 2.44% on Tuesday, amounting to a one-week price increase of more than 0.59%. Over the last 12 months, KMB stock rose by 13.28%. The one-year KMB stock forecast points to a potential downside of -0.06, with the average price target set at $139.56 per share. The average equity rating for KMB stock is currently 2.90, trading closer to a bullish pattern in the stock market.
The market cap for KMB stock reached $45.80 billion, with 347.18 million shares outstanding and 342.81 million shares in the current float. Compared to the average trading volume of 1.73M shares, KMB reached a trading volume of 1,881,047 in the most recent trading day, which is why market watchdogs consider the stock to be active.
Here’s what leading stock market gurus have to say about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB):
Based on careful and fact-backed analyses by Wall Street experts, the current consensus on the target price for KMB shares is $139.25 per share. Analysis on target price and performance of stocks is usually carefully studied by market experts, and the current Wall Street consensus on KMB stock is a recommendation set at 2.90. This rating represents a strong Buy recommendation, on the scale from 1 to 5, where 5 would mean strong sell, 4 represents Sell, 3 is Hold, and 2 indicates Buy.
Atlantic Equities have made an estimate for Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares, keeping their opinion on the stock as Neutral, with their previous recommendation back on Jul-24-19. While these analysts kept the previous recommendation, BofA/Merrill raised their target price from $135 to $143. The new note on the price target was released on Jun-19-19, representing the official price target for Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock.
The Average True Range (ATR) for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is set at 2.91, with the Price to Sales ratio for KMB stock in the period of the last 12 months amounting to 2.49. Price to Cash per share for the same quarter was set at 1.54. Price to Free Cash Flow for KMB in the course of the last twelve months was 627.40 with Quick ratio for the last quarter at 0.50.
KMB stock trade performance evaluation
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) gain into the green zone at the end of the last week, gaining into a positive trend and gaining by 0.59. With this latest performance, KMB shares dropped by -6.25% in over the last four-week period, additionally plugging by 9.99% over the last 6 months – not to mention a rise of 13.28% in the past year of trading.
Overbought and oversold stocks can be easily traced with the Relative Strength Index (RSI), where an RSI result of over 70 would be overbought, and any rate below 30 would indicate oversold conditions. An RSI rate of 50 would represent a neutral market momentum. The current RSI for KMB stock in for the last two-week period is set at 40.66, with the RSI for the last a single of trading hit 39.16, and the three-weeks RSI is set at 42.70 for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB). The present Moving Average for the last 50 days of trading for this stock 137.42, while it was recorded at 131.72 for the last single week of trading, and 125.81 for the last 200 days.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB): An insightful look at the core fundamentals
Operating Margin for any stock indicates how profitable investing would be, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) shares currently have an operating margin of +17.05 and a Gross Margin at +33.20. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s Net Margin is presently recorded at +7.63.
Return on Total Capital for KMB is now 39.78, given the latest momentum, and Return on Invested Capital for the company is 21.39. Return on Equity for this stock inclined to 603.85, with Return on Assets sitting at 9.50. Additionally, KMB Total Debt to Total Capital is recorded at 103.08, with Total Debt to Total Assets ending up at 51.35. Long-Term Debt to Total Capital now at 86.38.
Reflecting on the efficiency of the workforce at the company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) managed to generate an average of $34,390 per employee. Receivables Turnover for the company is 8.25 with a Total Asset Turnover recorded at a value of 1.25. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s liquidity data is similarly interesting compelling, with a Quick Ratio of 0.50 and a Current Ratio set at 0.80.
Earnings per share (EPS) analysis for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) stock
With the latest financial reports released by the company, Kimberly-Clark Corporation posted 1.71/share EPS, while the average EPS was predicted by analysts to be reported at 1.64/share. When compared, the two values demonstrate that the company surpassed the estimates by a Surprise Factor of 4.30%. The progress of the company may be observed through the prism of EPS growth rate, while Wall Street analysts are focusing on predicting the 5-year EPS growth rate for KMB. When it comes to the mentioned value, analysts are expecting to see the 5-year EPS growth rate for Kimberly-Clark Corporation go to 4.79%.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB): Insider Ownership positions
There are presently around $32,573 million, or 75.50% of KMB stock, in the hands of institutional investors. The top three institutional holders of KMB stocks are: 1 NORTH WEALTH SERVICES LLC with ownership of 215, which is approximately 0% of the company’s market cap and around 0.40% of the total institutional ownership; 180 WEALTH ADVISORS, LLC, holding 4,773 shares of the stock with an approximate value of $615000 in KMB stocks shares; and 1832 ASSET MANAGEMENT L.P., currently with $5.13 million in KMB stock with ownership of nearly 1591.893% of the company’s market capitalization.
Positions in Kimberly-Clark Corporation stocks held by institutional investors increased at the end of July and at the time of the July reporting period, where 613 institutional holders increased their position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) by around 16,792,742 shares. Additionally, 668 investors decreased positions by around 11,904,163 shares, while 274 investors held positions by with 224,240,650 shares. The mentioned changes placed institutional holdings at 252,937,555 shares, according to the latest SEC report filing. KMB stock had 115 new institutional investments in for a total of 2,470,971 shares, while 71 institutional investors sold positions of 1,075,273 shares during the same period.