What’s Behind Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Volatile Ride?


Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) went up by 0.81% from its latest closing price when compared to the 1-year high value of $160.16 and move down -1.52%, while KMB stocks collected 0.22% of gains with the last five trading sessions. MarketWatch.com reported on 08/29/20 that These ‘Dividend Aristocrat’ stocks have been raising their dividends for decades, and there have been no dividend cuts during the pandemic

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Worth an Investment?

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) scored price to earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 21.21 times of increase in earnings at the present.

KMB Market Performance

KMB stocks went up by 0.22% for the week, with the monthly jump of 3.76% and a quarterly performance of 11.06%, while its annual performance rate touched 11.80%. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is 0.59% for KMB stocks with the simple moving average of 12.36% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion on Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB)

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KMB stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for KMB shares by setting it to “Buy”. The predicted price for KMB socks in the upcoming period according to Jefferies is $149 based on the research report published on March 30, 2020.

Deutsche Bank, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KMB stock at the price of $124, previously predicting the value of $123. The rating they have provided for KMB stocks is “Hold” according to the report published on October 23, 2019.

BofA/Merrill gave “ Buy” rating to KMB stocks, setting the target price at $155 in the report published on September 27, 2019.

KMB Stocks 5.82% Far from 50 Day Moving Average

After a stumble in the market that brought KMB to its low price for the period of the last 52 weeks, Kimberly-Clark Corporation was unable to take a rebound, for now settling with -1.50% of loss for the given period.

The stock volatility was left at 1.22%, however, within the period of a single month, the volatility rate increased by 1.03%, while the shares surge at the distance of +4.06% for the moving average in the last 20 days. In oppose to the moving average for the last 50 days, trading by +9.59% upper at the present time.

In the course of the last 5 trading sessions, KMB went up by +0.22%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200 days to the total of +19.14% of gains for the stock in comparison to the 20-day moving average settled at $157.14. In addition, Kimberly-Clark Corporation saw 14.69% in overturn over the period of a single year with a tendency to cut further gains.

KMB Stock Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB), starting from Powell Aaron, who sold 8,663 shares at the price of $151.38 back on Jul 30. After this action, Rushing now owns 2,491 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, valued at $1,311,412 with the latest closing price.

Underhill Kimberly K, the President, KCNA of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, sold 11,715 shares at the value of $148.00 during a trade that took place back on Jul 24, which means that Underhill Kimberly K is holding 33,058 shares at the value of $1,733,820 based on the most recent closing price.

KMB Stock Fundamentals

The current profitability levels are settled at +17.86 for the present operating margin and +34.96 for gross margin. The net margin for Kimberly-Clark Corporation stands at +11.69. Total capital return value is set at 41.60, while invested capital returns managed to touch 34.75.

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The value for Enterprise to Sales is 3.01 with debt to enterprise value settled at 0.15. The receivables turnover for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 8.34 with the total asset turnover at the value of 1.24. The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.73.

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