Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Current Performance: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB)

Current Performance: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB)


Kimberly-Clark Corporation trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry and is in the consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Michael D. Hsu. Kimberly-Clark Corp is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers using technologies in fibers, nonwovens, and absorbency. It offers personal care, consumer tissue, and K-C professional.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The KMB stock showed a previous change of 0.50% with an open at 122.60 and a close of 123.18. It reached an intraday high of 123.26 and a low of 122.04.

PR Newswire:  Kimberly-Clark to Webcast First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call


The stock has a market cap of $42.4b with 344.1m shares outstanding, of which the float is 343.2m shares. Trading volume reached 927,135 shares compared to its average volume of 1,306,281 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares returned 1.27% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.74%. Over three months, it changed 6.50%. In one year it has changed 19.60% and within that year its 52-week high was 124.50 and its 52-week low was 97.10. KMB stock is 26.86% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 111.67 and a 50 day moving average of 118.30. Currently KMB stock is trading 10.31% above its 200 day moving average.

PR Newswire:  Kimberly-Clark to Webcast First Quarter 2019 Earnings Conference Call


The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 4.03 that ended on 31st of December 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 30.57. Based on 6 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.56. The TTM EPS is 6.61, which comes to a TTM PE of 18.64. Historically, the PE high was 50.30 and the PE low was 15.20. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 100.45, which is a decrease of -18.45%.

The dividend per share is currently 4.12, which is a dividend yield of 3.34%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 142.86, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 13.77%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.30% of insider ownership and 112.00% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 6,846,473, which is 1.99% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 4.85. This stock has some short interest, but it may be normal and no cause for concern if long the position.

The current calculated beta is 0.58

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 9.50%, profit margin is 9.80%, price-to-sales is 3.07 and price-to-book is 115.61.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 2  :Financial Strength Score
 3  :Future Growth Score
 4  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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