News coverage about Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) has trended somewhat positive on Wednesday, Accern reports. The research firm identifies negative and positive media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly Clark earned a daily sentiment score of 0.16 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave news coverage about the company an impact score of 45.2290655162749 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the company’s share price in the near term.
These are some of the news articles that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:
- Option traders make bullish bet on Kimberly-Clark – Nasdaq (nasdaq.com)
- Analysts Anticipate Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) Will Announce Quarterly Sales of $4.60 Billion (americanbankingnews.com)
- Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) Given Average Rating of “Hold” by Analysts (americanbankingnews.com)
- 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)
Shares of Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) traded down $1.88 on Wednesday, reaching $111.08. The company had a trading volume of 2,500,433 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,482,676. Kimberly Clark has a 52-week low of $109.51 and a 52-week high of $135.22. The company has a market capitalization of $39,450.00, a PE ratio of 17.95, a PEG ratio of 2.04 and a beta of 0.69. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.34, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.58.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.00 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. This is a boost from Kimberly Clark’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.97. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.60%. Kimberly Clark’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 64.62%.
A number of research firms have recently weighed in on KMB. Citigroup downgraded 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. Deutsche Bank began coverage on shares of Kimberly Clark in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $121.00 price target for the company. Finally, Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kimberly Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price target for the company in a research report on Wednesday, January 10th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $125.87.
In other Kimberly Clark news, insider Kimberly K. Underhill sold 23,158 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.77, for a total value of $2,773,633.66. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 31,141 shares in the company, valued at $3,729,757.57. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Company insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.
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Kimberly Clark Company Profile
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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