KMB stock: buy or sell?

KMB stock price: $124.89 0.71% At close on March 27th, 2020

Updated on:
March 27th, 2020


After boosting a super good 6.17% on Mar/26, Kimberly-Clark closed yesterday at $124.89 and grew a tiny 0.71%. On Monday KMB plummed a chilling -5.29%.

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, 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.

Buy setupElegible
New all-time highNo
New 52 week highNo
Price crossing up 200d MANo
100d MA crossing up 200d MANo
This is not a selling recommendation at all, just it's not the best moment to buy if you follow any of these trading strategies.

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

Daily outlook

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.

KMB stock chart (daily)

Weekly outlook

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 chart (weekly)

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 target

How 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 Share

After 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.
KMB earnings date and EPS evolution
QuarterReporting dateEstimated EPSActual EPSSurprise

Annual financial results

Compared 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%.

KMB annual Sales and Income evolution
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 M0.80%$2,278 M12.4%5.17%
2018$18,486 M0.75%$1,410 M7.6%-38.10%
TTM $18,388 M-0.53%$1,771 M9.6%25.60%

Quarterly financial results

Kimberly-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%.
KMB quarterly Sales and Income evolution
2017-Q2$4,550 M-$531 M11.7%-
2017-Q3$4,640 M1.98%$567 M12.2%6.78%
2017-Q4$4,514 M-2.72%$617 M13.7%8.82%
2018-Q1$4,731 M4.81%$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 M1.40%$454 M9.8%10.46%

Kimberly-Clark ownership

When 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 shares341.5 M
Float shares340.5 M
  - Institutional holdings (%)76.3%
  - Insider holdings (%)0.3%
Shares in short selling0.0%

KMB summary

Friday, March 27th, 2020
Day range$121.54 - $129.89
Previous close$124.01
Session gain0.71%
Average true range$10.93
50d mov avg$137.96
100d mov avg$136.03
200d mov avg$135.19
Daily patternlb06a
Weekly pattern

Kimberly-Clark performance

Stocks 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 competitors

Unfortunately, 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.

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