KMB stock: buy or sell?
August 19th, 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 plan that matches with your character as inversor. There are thousands of trading strategies for you to choose, but at Stocks2.com we prefer those that are simple but successful.
Currently, 2 buy setups work for Kimberly-Clark stock right now:
|New all-time high||Yes|
|New 52 week high||Yes|
|Price crossing up 200d MA||No|
|100d MA crossing up 200d MA||No|
Is Kimberly-Clark stock a buy?
Banks and financial institutions post stock ratings everyday.At Stocks2.com, we collected 14 ratings published for KMB stock in the last month.
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Previous rating||Current rating|
|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|
|2019-1-18||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Neutral||Overweight|
KMB stock analysis
Kimberly-Clark shares set new all time highs back again yesterday, setting highs to $143.16. Shares ended at $142.74 and raised 1.44%.
Kimberly-Clark touched new all time highs back again yesterday, marking to $143.16. Shares ended at $142.74 and raised 1.44%. KMB broke out again over $140.65 after a 2.90% correction started on Aug/13. On August/7 KMB price bounced up over the SMA of 50 days demonstrating to be a significant support for this stock.
Kimberly-Clark shares inched 1.44% this week and set a new all time high at $143.16. For 3 weeks in a row, price climbed and marked a profit of 5.01%.
KMB shows a strong mid-term uptrend with several rising tops and rising bottoms. Since its last bottom early August, KMB climbed unceasignly breaking out to new all time highs. Late January KMB price bounced up over the SMA of 40 weeks that acted as support stopping new slides. Early October, SMA20w and SMA40w crossed up triggering a rise of 28.86%.
KMB stock price history
KMB stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.291. Since then, KMB stock grew a 49,120.70%, with a yearly average of 1,259.50%. If you had invested right after KMB's IPO a $1,000 in KMB stock in 1980, it would worth $491,207.00 today.
1: Adjusted price after possible price splits or reverse-splits.
KMB stock historical price chart
KMB stock reached all-time highs yesterday with a price of $143.16.
KMB stock price target is $127.70How much a stock will be priced tomorrow or next week is quite unpredictable However, banks and other financial institutions analysts, with the help of lots of data and algorithms do their best to predict the stock prices movement. 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. We have 13 price predictions for Kimberly-Clark stock published in the last 30 days:
|Date||Analyst / Broker||Action||Previous target||Current target||Diff|
|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||-|
|2019-1-18||JPMorgan Chase & Co.||Upgrades||n/a||$129.00||-|
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter presenting its last earnings report on April, Kimberly-Clark climbed an extraordinary 16.43%. Unfortunately, reported EPS is not yet available in our database.
|Quarter||Reporting date||Estimated EPS||Actual EPS||Surprise|
Annual financial resultsIn 2018, Kimberly-Clark annual sales stayed constant a slightly good 0.75% to $18,486.00 M dollars from $18,348.00 marked in 2017. When comparing 2018 vs 2017, instead, profit margin (that is, the net income divided by revenues) depreciated a -4.79% to 7.63%. Kimberly-Clark presents anual results in December, and to evaluate its evolution since then, we estimate annual sales and income figures by adding results from the last 4 quarters. This is called TTM (or Twelve Trailing Months). So, Kimberly-Clark TTM sales up to March 2019 were $18,388.00 and income $1,771.00 million dollars. If we compare this TTM figures with the last reported annuality, we can esteem Kimberly-Clark business evolution since December 2018: Annual sales up to March, compared to lastest yearly report, remained constant a neutral -0.53%. Regarding profit margin, Kimberly-Clark appreciated 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 M in revenues for 2019-Q1, a 1.40% improvement compared to previous quarter. Reported quarter income marked $454.00 million with a profit margin of 9.80%. Profit margin remained constant a 0.80% compared to previous quarter when profit margin was 9.00%. When comparing revenues to same quarter last year, Kimberly-Clark sales marked a disappointing loss and slightly fell 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 check 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 following table shows ownership data compared to other related companies:
|Market cap||$49.1 B||$62.8 B||$275.7 M||$20.7 B||$44.2 B|
|Total shares||343.8 M||859.8 M||16.5 M||127.4 M||219.3 M|
|Float shares||342.6 M||797.5 M||16.2 M||126.3 M||219.6 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%|
|Monday, August 19th, 2019|
|Day range||$140.79 - $143.16|
|Average true range||$3.15|
|50d mov avg||$136.80|
|100d mov avg||$131.29|
|200d mov avg||$121.80|
Kimberly-Clark performancePerformance as an absolute value is never valid if it's not benchmarked against competitors or related stocks in the industry. For Kimberly-Clark, the comparison is made against Colgate-Palmolive, Clearwater Paper, Clorox, Estee Lauder Companies, Energizer, and Procter & Gamble.
|ELEstee Lauder Comp...||22.48%||27.59%||50.47%|
|PGProcter & Gamble||13.42%||21.55%||48.65%|
Kimberly-Clark competitorsOne check before investing in any stock is to review a list of its competitors, in this case for Kimberly-Clark. We selected 7 companies as Kimberly-Clark competitors as they are in the same industry or have similar market objectives.
- 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