KMB stock: buy or sell?
October 18th, 2019
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide.
Should I buy KMB stock?Trading stocks requires experience and discipline, and your buying and selling decisions must come following a methodology. That's why is so important to define your own trading strategy that fits your character as inversor. At Stocks2.com, we use very simple but trusted and powerful trend following trading strategies. Simple things usually work the best.
None of our preferred buy setups matches with Kimberly-Clark stock situation right now, hence this is not a suitable entry point.
|New all-time high||No|
|New 52 week high||No|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Kimberly-Clark stock a buy?
Everyday, hundreds of stock ratings are posted by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we detected 15 ratings published for KMB stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|2019-9-27||Bank of America||Neutral||Buy|
|2019-7-24||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-7-24||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||n/a||Overweight|
|2019-6-19||Bank of America||Neutral||Neutral|
|2019-6-18||Morgan Stanley||n/a||Equal Weight|
|2019-4-16||Wells Fargo & Co||Market Perform||Hold|
|2019-4-16||Wells Fargo & Co||Market Perform||Market Perform|
|2019-2-12||Morgan Stanley||Equal Weight||Equal Weight|
|2019-2-12||Exane BNP Paribas||n/a||Outperform|
|2019-1-24||Morgan Stanley||Underweight||Equal Weight|
KMB stock analysis
Kimberly-Clark crossed up the simple moving average line of 100d today and closed at $137.22, appreciated a 1.18%.
Kimberly-Clark shares crossed up the SMA line of 100 days today and closed at $137.22. On September/30, KMB hit a new all time high, pushing higher than on September tops. Check different trading setups that use ATHs as triggers.
Kimberly-Clark remained constant an ugly -0.30% this week. This was the third red week in a row, sliding in full a -3.58%.
Not so far away is the last price record Kimberly-Clark marked late September. Late January KMB price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Since SMA10d and SMA20w crossed up late December 2018, KMB price climbed $26.68 per share (24.14%).
KMB stock price history
KMB stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, KMB stock grew a inf%, with an average of inf% per year. If you had invested right after KMB's IPO a $1,000 in KMB stock in 1980, it would worth $inf today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
KMB stock historical price chart
KMB stock reached all-time highs on Sep/30 with a price of $143.50.
KMB stock price target is $131.30Nobody can reliably foresee how stock prices may evolve in the future. However, financial institutions invest time and resources to provide the most accurated estimations to help investors to make their decisions. You should not follow the analysts' KMB stock price predictions in the hope that they will be met as they may be wrong and not met. For the last 30 days we found 14 price forecasts for Kimberly-Clark stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|2019-9-27||Bank of America||Upgrades||n/a||$155.00||-|
|2019-7-24||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$145.00||$147.00||1.4%|
|2019-7-24||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Raises Target||$151.00||$152.00||0.7%|
|2019-6-19||Bank of America||Reiterates||$135.00||$143.00||5.9%|
|2019-6-18||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$132.00||$145.00||9.8%|
|2019-6-17||Deutsche Bank||Raises Target||$113.00||$122.00||8%|
|2019-4-23||Citigroup||Set Price Target||$102.00||$116.00||13.7%|
|2019-4-16||Wells Fargo & Co||Reiterates||$105.00||$115.00||9.5%|
|2019-4-16||Wells Fargo & Co||Raises Target||$105.00||$115.00||9.5%|
|2019-2-12||Morgan Stanley||Raises Target||$113.00||$124.00||9.7%|
|2019-2-12||Exane BNP Paribas||Initiates||n/a||$130.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on April, Kimberly-Clark . As soon as we get its posted EPS from the earnings report, we will update this review.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Kimberly-Clark annual sales remained steady a slightly fine 0.75% to $18,486.00 M dollars from $18,348.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, in contrary, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) decreased a -4.79% to 7.63%. To have an up to date picture of the financial situation of Kimberly-Clark, we have calculated the trailing twelve month (TTM) sales and income figures. TTM values are the sum of the last 4 quarters and aproximate to an annual fiscal report ending in 2019-Q1 that can be compared to 2018 fiscal year results. Annual Kimberly-Clark TTM sales up to March 2019 were $18,388.00 and income was $1,771.00 M dollars. When comparing this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Kimberly-Clark business evolution since December 2018: Annual turnover up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed constant a neutral -0.53%. On the other hand, profit margin (net income/sales) grew at 7.63%.
|2013||$21,150 M||-||$2,140 M10.1%||-|
|2014||$19,724 M||-6.74%||$1,526 M7.7%||-28.69%|
|2015||$18,591 M||-5.74%||$1,013 M5.4%||-33.62%|
|2016||$18,202 M||-2.09%||$2,166 M11.9%||113.82%|
|2017||$18,348 M||0.80%||$2,278 M12.4%||5.17%|
|2018||$18,486 M||0.75%||$1,410 M7.6%||-38.10%|
|TTM||$18,388 M||-0.53%||$1,771 M9.6%||25.60%|
Quarterly financial resultsKimberly-Clark reported $4,633.00 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 1.40% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter earnings marked $454.00 million with a profit margin of 9.80%. Profit margin stayed steady a 0.80% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.00%. When comparing sales to same quarter last year, Kimberly-Clark sales marked a bad loss and depreciated a -2.07%.
|2017-Q2||$4,550 M||-||$531 M11.7%||-|
|2017-Q3||$4,640 M||1.98%||$567 M12.2%||6.78%|
|2017-Q4||$4,514 M||-2.72%||$617 M13.7%||8.82%|
|2018-Q1||$4,731 M||4.81%||$93 M2.0%||-84.93%|
|2018-Q2||$4,604 M||-2.68%||$455 M9.9%||389.25%|
|2018-Q3||$4,582 M||-0.48%||$451 M9.8%||-0.88%|
|2018-Q4||$4,569 M||-0.28%||$411 M9.0%||-8.87%|
|2019-Q1||$4,633 M||1.40%||$454 M9.8%||10.46%|
Kimberly-Clark ownershipWhen you are planning to invest in a company, it's always worth to review its ownership structure.
Kimberly-Clark shares owned by insiders (that is, founders, CEO, CTO, main executives or other management staff) currently counts a 0.40% of all shares.
In case of Kimberly-Clark stock, 75.07% of its shares are held by institutions (mutual funds, pension funds, big banks and other large financial institutions). Bearish positions for KMB stock account 0.00%, no big difference from last month.
For a better context understanding, the next table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$47.2 B||$58.4 B||$295.7 M||$18.8 B||$41.2 B|
|Total shares||344.1 M||858.0 M||16.5 M||125.7 M||221.9 M|
|Float shares||342.6 M||798.2 M||16.2 M||125.4 M||219.8 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||75.1%||78.5%||89.5%||79.5%||91.8%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.4%||0.4%||3.0%||0.1%||1.1%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%||0.0%|
|Friday, October 18th, 2019|
|Day range||$134.46 - $137.78|
|Average true range||$2.35|
|50d mov avg||$137.57|
|100d mov avg||$136.12|
|200d mov avg||$127.11|
Kimberly-Clark performanceTo better understand Kimberly-Clark performance you must compare its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. We compared Kimberly-Clark against Colgate-Palmolive, Clearwater Paper, Clorox, Estee Lauder Companies, Energizer, and Procter & Gamble in the following table:
|ELEstee Lauder Comp...||-2.57%||9.44%||49.46%|
|PGProcter & Gamble||2.79%||12.20%||38.35%|
Kimberly-Clark competitorsWe chose a few stocks to conform a list of Kimberly-Clark competitors to check if you are interested in investing in KMB:
- Colgate-Palmolive (CL)
- Clearwater Paper (CLW)
- Clorox (CLX)
- Estee Lauder Companies (EL)
- Energizer (EPC)
- Procter & Gamble (PG)
Latest KMB stock news
- Seeking AlphaKimberly-Clark: Ignore The Noise And Stick With This Undervalued StockJuly 12, 2019
- InvestorPlaceKimberly-Clark Earnings: KMB Stock Shoots Higher on Q1 Earnings BeatApril 22, 2019
- Seeking AlphaKimberly-Clark: 99 Problems But A Dividend Isn't OneFebruary 5, 2019
- InvestorPlaceKimberly-Clark Earnings: 10 KMB Stock Highlights From Q3October 22, 2018
- InvestorPlaceKimberly-Clark Raising Prices on Huggies, Kleenex, Cottonelle and MoreAugust 15, 2018