Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Latest Technicals: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB)

Latest Technicals: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB)


Kimberly-Clark Corporation is in the consumer packaged goods industry and trades as part of 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 -0.21% with an open at 131.02 and a close of 130.63. It reached an intraday high of 131.75 and a low of 130.53.

SeekingAlpha:  Kimberly-Clark Shares Are Just Too Expensive


The stock has a market cap of $44.9b with 343.8m shares outstanding, of which the float is 342.9m shares. Trading volume reached 871,245 shares compared to its average volume of 1,633,628 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 0.40% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 6.05%. Over three months, it changed 11.90%. In one year it has changed 29.82% and within that year its 52-week high was 132.47 and its 52-week low was 99.36. KMB stock is 31.47% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 115.05 and a 50 day moving average of 124.94. Currently KMB stock is trading 13.54% above its 200 day moving average.

SeekingAlpha:  Kimberly-Clark: We’ll All Need Diapers


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 32.41. 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 19.76. 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 100.48, which is a decrease of -23.08%.

Below was the last reported quarterly diluted earnings per share:

1stQtr of 2019 1.31
4thQtr of 2018 1.18
3rdQtr of 2018 1.29
2ndQtr of 2018 1.30
1stQtr of 2018 0.26

The dividend per share is currently 4.12, which is a dividend yield of 3.15%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 174.35, which means it is possibly undervalued and has a margin of safety of 25.08%.

Indicators to Watch:

Short-interest was 6,460,100, which was 1.88% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio was 4.95. 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 0.57.

SeekingAlpha:  Kimberly-Clark: We’ll All Need Diapers

Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on assets is 11.61%, profit margin is 9.87%, price-to-sales is 2.45 and price-to-book is 115.61.

Company Scores:

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

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