News stories about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) have trended somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly-Clark Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.7863455186713 out of 100, meaning that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next several days.
These are some of the news stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s rankings:
- July 2018 Options Now Available For Kimberly-Clark (KMB) – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Will 2018 Be Kimberly Clark's Best Year Yet? (finance.yahoo.com)
- This World Toilet Day, Kimberly-Clark Announces the Expansion of its Toilets Change Lives Program to Assam and Chhatisgarh (prnewswire.co.in)
- Kimberly-Clark Declares Quarterly Dividend and Announces Date of the 2018 Annual Shareholder Meeting (finance.yahoo.com)
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation to Issue Quarterly Dividend of $0.97 (KMB) (americanbankingnews.com)
Several equities analysts have issued reports on KMB shares. Bank of America Corporation dropped their price objective on Kimberly-Clark Corporation from $123.00 to $120.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $121.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and dropped their price objective for the stock from $115.55 to $100.00 in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Citigroup Inc. lowered their price target on Kimberly-Clark Corporation from $125.00 to $124.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $127.14.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE KMB) traded up $1.03 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $115.35. 2,127,700 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,794,551. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a 52 week low of $109.67 and a 52 week high of $136.21. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.17, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 0.97. The firm has a market cap of $40,580.00, a P/E ratio of 18.71, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.97 and a beta of 0.74.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $1.60 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.06. Kimberly-Clark Corporation had a net margin of 11.89% and a return on equity of 666.97%. The company had revenue of $4.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.65 billion. During the same period last year, the firm earned $1.52 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts expect that Kimberly-Clark Corporation will post 6.2 earnings per share for the current year.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th will be given a dividend of $0.97 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, December 7th. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.36%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.03%.
About Kimberly-Clark Corporation
Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. The Company’s Personal Care segment offers various solutions and products, such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products.
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