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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Consensus EPS Forecasts

King Luther Capital Management Corp bought 28,612 shares as the company's stock declined 3.59% while stock markets rallied. The stock declined 1.16% or $1.36 reaching $116.11 per share. Kimberly now has $40.89 billion valuation.

The stock has actually made sharp losses in the past year, as the company has gathered a -4.21% return in the past twelve months. About 799,720 shares traded. It has outperformed by 74.88% the S&P500.

Inc. lessened its stake in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) by 2.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. KMB's profit will be $547.61 million for 18.66 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. Its revenue stood at 1.80% a year on average in the period of last five years. Narrowing in a bit closer, the 5 month price index is 0.91772, the 3 month is 0.91419, and the 1 month is now 0.96364.

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE KMB) opened at 117.19 on Thursday. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500. $2.58 million worth of stock was sold by Mielke Thomas J. on Tuesday, May 16. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company's stock. Therefore 53% are positive.

A number of research analysts have issued reports on the stock. On Thursday, October 22 the stock rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with "Buy". Citigroup maintained the stock with "Neutral" rating in Friday, August 11 report. Wells Fargo reinitiated the stock with "Market Perform" rating in Tuesday, November 15 report.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on KMB. The firm earned "Buy" rating on Tuesday, August 18 by TheStreet. The firm has "Equal Weight" rating by Barclays Capital given on Monday, January 9.

Macquarie Group Ltd increased Align Technology Inc (NASDAQ:ALGN) stake by 81,464 shares to 264,899 valued at $39.77 million in 2017Q2. The stock has "Hold" rating by Jefferies on Tuesday, September 5. It also reduced Fortive Corp stake by 1.29 million shares and now owns 3.11 million shares.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.65 in 2017 Q2. Its up 0.11, from 0.86 in 2017Q1. Davis R M reported 30,546 shares. California State Teachers Retirement Sys reported 655,653 shares or 0.18% of all its holdings. Ing Groep Nv reported 0.09% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Moreover, Thrivent For Lutherans has 0% invested in New York Times Co (NYSE:NYT) for 24,650 shares. Texas Yale Cap Corp has invested 0.17% in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). Becker Cap Mgmt owns 1,977 shares. Essex Fincl has 0.2% invested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). Comerica owns 10,819 shares or 0.21% of their United States portfolio. Cwm Limited Liability has 101 shares for 0% of their portfolio. Nippon Life Insurance stated it has 12,902 shares or 0.03% of all its holdings. Its up 0.11, from 0.86 in 2017Q1.

A number of large investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the business. A ratio over 1 indicates that the market is willing to pay more for the shares.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) soared 2.94% year-to-date. Parthenon Ltd Liability accumulated 3,204 shares. Conning owns 259,289 shares. KMB rose 0.44%, plunged -2.36% and sank -10.4% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. The stock has a consensus rating of "Hold" and an average target price of $130.93. For Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), Stochastic %D value stayed at 26.45% for the last 9 days. Ontario Teachers Pension Plan Board accumulated 0.1% or 61,959 shares.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) opened at 117.47 on Friday. BidaskClub raised shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a "hold" rating to a "buy" rating in a report on Thursday, June 22nd. Baxter Bros reported 14,761 shares. APG Asset Management N.V. increased its holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 85.3% in the second quarter. The stock of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) earned "Neutral" rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 26. Next Financial Group, Inc augmented its investment by buying 57 shares an increase of 0.6% as of 06/30/2017.

Since April 29, 2017, it had 0 buys, and 3 insider sales for $4.16 million activity. MacQuillan Sandra also sold $659,615 worth of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) shares. On Wednesday, May 31 the insider Cruz Sergio sold $920,237. Girard Partners Limited invested 0.39% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB). The company has a market capitalization of $41.50 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.61 and a beta of 0.76. The Company's segments include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. A company with a high P/E ratio usually indicated positive future performance and investors are willing to pay more for this company's shares. The Company's Personal Care segment offers various solutions and products, such as disposable diapers, training and youth trousers, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products.

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