KMB stock: buy or sell?
May 21st, 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. Having a trading plan helps to make decisions easier, quicker and with less hesitations. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, Kimberly-Clark stock doesn't match any of these trading strategies, so our recommendation is not to buy.
|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 published by financial analysts to indicate a particular stock's attractiveness.At Stocks2.com, we gathered 8 ratings published for KMB stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|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|
|2019-1-18||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Neutral||Overweight|
KMB stock analysis
After climbing for 4 days, Tuesday Kimberly-Clark remained stable a neutral -0.02%, closing at $130.08.
On April/22, KMB hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $126.74 recorded . New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences. After climbing for 4 days, Tuesday Kimberly-Clark remained steady a neutral -0.02%, closing at $130.08. On January KMB price bounced up over the SMA of 200 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock. On January, SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up triggering a rise of 11.98%.
Kimberly-Clark inched a slightly good 0.89% this week.
Not so far away is the last all-time high Kimberly-Clark marked late April. Kimberly-Clark stock is trading in the range of its last top and last bottom. Loosing would mean breaking the current uptrend. Breakdowns under last bottom are selling point signals for some trading strategies. Since late January when KMB stock price broke up the SMA40w line, it gained $22.92 (21.39%). Since SMA20d and SMA40w crossed up early October, KMB price climbed $18.45 per share (16.53%).
KMB stock price history
KMB stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.301. Since then, KMB stock grew a 43,260.00%, with a yearly average of 1,109.20%. If you had invested $1,000 in KMB stock in 1980, it would worth $432,600.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
KMB stock historical price chart
KMB stock reached all-time highs on Apr 22nd with a price of $132.47.
KMB stock price target is $118.90Predicting the price evolution of a stock or any financial instrument in a reliable and repeatable way is probably impossible. However, many stock price predictions are published every day by banks, financial institutions and independent analysts. The accuracy of these stock price predictions is not very high, and you should not blindly believe and make decisions only based on what this ratings or price target predictions say. For the last month we found 8 price forecasts for Kimberly-Clark stock:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|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||-|
|2019-1-18||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Upgrades||n/a||$129.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter publishing its last earnings report on Apr/22, Kimberly-Clark gained a good 5.29%. As soon as we get its actual EPS from the earnings report, we will extend this report.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a slightly good movement of 0.75% to $18,486.00 M USD. Instead, its income margin (compared to sales) depreciated to 7.63%, that is $1,410.00 million. To have an up to date view 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 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can review Kimberly-Clark business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, stayed stable a neutral -0.53%. Regarding profit margin, Kimberly-Clark raised 2.00% to 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 million 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 turnover to same quarter last year, Kimberly-Clark sales marked an unpleasant decrease and declined 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 buy a stock, it's worth to overview 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.
The following table compares ownership indicators for other stocks related to Kimberly-Clark:
|Market cap||$44.7 B||$61.4 B||$296.7 M||$18.9 B||$37.3 B|
|Total shares||343.8 M||858.5 M||16.5 M||127.4 M||222.1 M|
|Float shares||342.5 M||800.2 M||16.2 M||127.1 M||220.0 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%|
|Tuesday, May 21st, 2019|
|Day range||$129.75 - $130.62|
|Average true range||$1.89|
|50d mov avg||$124.18|
|100d mov avg||$118.97|
|200d mov avg||$114.74|
Kimberly-Clark performanceTo better understand Kimberly-Clark performance you must becnhmark its gains with other related stocks in same sector or industry. In the following table, we compare Kimberly-Clark performance to Colgate-Palmolive, Clearwater Paper, Clorox, Estee Lauder Companies, Energizer, and Procter & Gamble:
|ELEstee Lauder Comp...||6.04%||20.69%||12.71%|
|PGProcter & Gamble||6.85%||17.95%||47.90%|
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
- 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
- Seeking AlphaConservative PA: Blue Chip Series - Kimberly-ClarkJune 29, 2018