News coverage about Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment Analysis. The research firm scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than 20 million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly Clark earned a news impact score of 0.17 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.1510808799354 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near future.
Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s analysis:
- Do Technical Indicators Important For Long-Term Traders? – Kimberly-Clark Corporation, (NYSE: KMB) – Stock Watch (stocksnewstimes.com)
- Zacks: Brokerages Expect Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) to Post $1.70 EPS (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) – Unusual Volume Spotlight – Wall Street Morning (wallstreetmorning.com)
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for March 08, 2018 – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Ex-Dividend Alert: Kimberly-Clark Raised its Dividend by 3.1%; Will Trade Ex-Dividend on March 08, 2018 (finance.yahoo.com)
KMB has been the subject of a number of research reports. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Kimberly Clark from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 22nd. Citigroup cut shares of Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $113.00 price target for the company. in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Finally, Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Kimberly Clark in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $121.00 price target for the company. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $125.87.
Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, January 23rd. The company reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by $0.03. Kimberly Clark had a net margin of 12.48% and a return on equity of 427.79%. The company had revenue of $4.58 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.61 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business posted $1.45 earnings per share. Kimberly Clark’s quarterly revenue was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts anticipate that Kimberly Clark will post 7 EPS for the current year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.00 per share. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.57%. This is a positive change from Kimberly Clark’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.97. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, March 8th. Kimberly Clark’s payout ratio is 64.62%.
In other news, insider Kimberly K. Underhill sold 23,158 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, January 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $119.77, for a total transaction of $2,773,633.66. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 31,141 shares in the company, valued at $3,729,757.57. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.
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About Kimberly Clark
Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. The Company’s Personal Care segment offers various solutions and products, such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products.
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