KMB stock: buy or sell?
March 27th, 2020
Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide.
Should I buy KMB stock?Even if you are a experienced or a novel trader, best trading results come from using an investing strategy that never leaves to random or subjective opinions when is the best moment to buy or sell stocks. Trading strategies are meant for helping you in the decision process of what stocks to choose and when is the best time to buy them. At Stocks2.com, we like to 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, therefore 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.Unfortunately, we couldn't find any rating for KMB stock for the last month.
KMB stock analysis
After boosting a super good 6.17% on Mar 26th, Kimberly-Clark closed yesterday at $124.89 and grew a tiny 0.71%.
After boosting a super good 6.17% on Mar/26, Kimberly-Clark closed yesterday at $124.89 and grew a tiny 0.71%. Since March/18 when KMB stock price broke down the SMA200d line, it slid $-19.18 per share (-13.31%). KMB marked a lower low and a lower high in the short term, defining a downward trend. Climbing above $146.85 would break this short term down trend and open possibilities for reversing this situation. Since January when SMA50d and SMA100d crossed up, KMB price slipped $-16.24 per share (-11.51%). On January, KMB hit new all time highs, pushing higher previous ATH of $144.77 recorded on January. New ATHs are usual entry points for many trading setups as there aren't higher resistences.
After sliding a hair-raising -13.44% in a week last week, Kimberly-Clark closed this week at $124.89 and boosted a wonderful 5.59%.
Not so far away is the last price record Kimberly-Clark marked late January, but since then it dropped a 15.70%. Since price and 40-weeks moving average lines crossed down early March, KMB fell $-21.57 per share (-14.73%). Stocks under the 200 days moving average line are usually not recommended for average traders. Since mid January when SMA10w and SMA20w crossed up, KMB price slipped $-14.33 per share (-10.29%).
KMB stock price history
KMB stock went public on March 17th, 1980 with a price of $0.001. Since then, KMB stock surged 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 January with a price of $148.15.
KMB stock price targetHow 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. 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 30 days we have not found any price target for Kimberly-Clark stock by any trusted analyst.
Financials and fundamental analysis
Earnings date and Earnings per ShareAfter posting 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 resultsCompared to 2017, last anual turnover report draw a tiny movement of 0.75% to $18,486.00 M dollars. Nevertheless, its earnings margin (compared to sales) slightly fell to 7.63%, that is $1,410.00 million. Kimberly-Clark fiscal year ends 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 USD. When comparing 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 stable a tight -0.53%. Slightly better, profit margin (net income/revenues) appreciated 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 income marked $454.00 M with a profit margin of 9.80%. Profit margin remained steady 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 drop down 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 shares of a stock, 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 0.34% of all shares.
In case of Kimberly-Clark stock, 76.35% 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||$42.6 B|
|Total shares||341.5 M|
|Float shares||340.5 M|
|- Institutional holdings (%)||76.3%|
|- Insider holdings (%)||0.3%|
|Shares in short selling||0.0%|
|Friday, March 27th, 2020|
|Day range||$121.54 - $129.89|
|Average true range||$10.93|
|50d mov avg||$137.96|
|100d mov avg||$136.03|
|200d mov avg||$135.19|
Kimberly-Clark performanceStocks performance is always measured in comparision to the market or competitors and related stocks in the same industry. For Kimberly-Clark, the benchmark is made against .
Kimberly-Clark competitorsUnfortunately, we could not find any public company that could be defined as Kimberly-Clark competitor. This doesn't mean Kimberly-Clark does not have any competitor in the market, it's just we could not detected it.
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