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Is There a Dimmer Outlook Ahead for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)?

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) went down by -1.91% from its latest closing price compared to the recent 1-year high of $144.53. The company’s stock price has collected -0.59% of loss in the last five trading sessions. Barron’s reported 12 hours ago that Kimberly-Clark Stock Is Lower. The Earnings Outlook Disappointed.

Is It Worth Investing in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE :KMB) Right Now?

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) scored a price-to-earnings ratio above its average ratio, recording 25.06 x from its present earnings ratio. Plus, the 36-month beta value for KMB is at 0.43. Opinions of the stock are interesting as 0 analysts out of 20 who provided ratings for Kimberly-Clark Corporation declared the stock was a “buy,” while 1 rated the stock as “overweight,” 16 rated it as “hold,” and 2 as “sell.”

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The average price from analysts is $132.00, which is $0.6 above the current price. KMB currently public float of 336.94M and currently shorts hold a 2.06% ratio of that float. Today, the average trading volume of KMB was 1.56M shares.

KMB’s Market Performance

KMB stocks went down by -0.59% for the week, with a monthly drop of -3.91% and a quarterly performance of 13.98%, while its annual performance rate touched -6.87%. The volatility ratio for the week stands at 2.09% while the volatility levels for the past 30 days are set at 1.59% for Kimberly-Clark Corporation. The simple moving average for the period of the last 20 days is -2.93% for KMB stocks with a simple moving average of 1.47% for the last 200 days.

Analysts’ Opinion of KMB

Many brokerage firms have already submitted their reports for KMB stocks, with Jefferies repeating the rating for KMB by listing it as a “Hold.” The predicted price for KMB in the upcoming period, according to Jefferies is $139 based on the research report published on January 04th of the current year 2023.

Deutsche Bank, on the other hand, stated in their research note that they expect to see KMB reach a price target of $123, previously predicting the price at $120. The rating they have provided for KMB stocks is “Sell” according to the report published on December 06th, 2022.

KMB Trading at -2.20% from the 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, the company was unable to rebound, for now settling with -8.63% of loss for the given period.

Volatility was left at 1.59%, however, over the last 30 days, the volatility rate increased by 2.09%, as shares sank -3.71% for the moving average over the last 20 days. Over the last 50 days, in opposition, the stock is trading +3.35% upper at present.

During the last 5 trading sessions, KMB fell by -0.59%, which changed the moving average for the period of 200-days by +4.24% in comparison to the 20-day moving average, which settled at $135.80. In addition, Kimberly-Clark Corporation saw -2.72% in overturn over a single year, with a tendency to cut further losses.

Insider Trading

Reports are indicating that there were more than several insider trading activities at KMB starting from Hsu Michael D., who sale 41,698 shares at the price of $140.08 back on May 12. After this action, Hsu Michael D. now owns 89,593 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, valued at $5,840,943 using the latest closing price.

Wilkinson Tristram, the President, APAC of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, sale 2,069 shares at $137.17 during a trade that took place back on May 05, which means that Wilkinson Tristram is holding 14,102 shares at $283,801 based on the most recent closing price.

Stock Fundamentals for KMB

Current profitability levels for the company are sitting at:

  • +14.68 for the present operating margin
  • +31.59 for the gross margin

The net margin for Kimberly-Clark Corporation stands at +9.33. Equity return is now at value 317.30, with 9.80 for asset returns.

The liquidity ratio also appears to be rather interesting for investors as it stands at 0.82.

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