Are Analysts Bearish Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) After Last Week?

October 13, 2018 - By Hugh Holland

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) LogoInvestors sentiment decreased to 0.87 in Q2 2018. Its down 0.03, from 0.9 in 2018Q1. It dropped, as 63 investors sold Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares while 401 reduced holdings. 88 funds opened positions while 315 raised stakes. 249.39 million shares or 0.85% more from 247.29 million shares in 2018Q1 were reported.
Manchester Cap Mngmt Limited Company reported 0.04% stake. Wealthtrust stated it has 0% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Private Ocean Limited Liability Corp invested in 0.01% or 300 shares. Mason Street accumulated 49,012 shares. Los Angeles Cap Management And Equity Research Incorporated holds 0.11% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 193,401 shares. Lsv Asset has 0.1% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 614,072 shares. Guyasuta Invest Advsr accumulated 11,561 shares. Prudential Public Limited stated it has 464,094 shares or 0.15% of all its holdings. Nuwave Investment Mngmt Limited Liability Corporation has 0.13% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 49,065 were accumulated by Stratos Wealth Limited. Marathon Asset Mngmt Limited Liability Partnership reported 302,527 shares stake. Principal Finance Group reported 555,323 shares. U S Glob stated it has 11,400 shares. Missouri-based Fincl Counselors has invested 0.38% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Private Advisor Grp Ltd Liability Corp, a New Jersey-based fund reported 20,775 shares.

Since April 24, 2018, it had 1 insider purchase, and 4 sales for $1.03 million activity. MacQuillan Sandra also sold $321,643 worth of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) shares. PALMER ANTHONY J. sold $756,256 worth of stock. Powell Aaron also sold $116,551 worth of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) shares. Another trade for 330 shares valued at $34,970 was sold by Melucci Jeffrey P..

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Ratings Coverage

Among 13 analysts covering Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB), 0 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 8 Hold. Therefore 0 are positive. Kimberly Clark had 16 analyst reports since April 19, 2018 according to SRatingsIntel. RBC Capital Markets maintained the shares of KMB in report on Monday, April 23 with “Hold” rating. The rating was upgraded by JP Morgan to “Neutral” on Thursday, August 16. On Wednesday, August 15 the stock rating was downgraded by Societe Generale to “Hold”. As per Thursday, September 6, the company rating was maintained by Bank of America. The rating was maintained by Barclays Capital on Tuesday, October 2 with “Equal-Weight”. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, April 19 by Wells Fargo. Citigroup maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) rating on Tuesday, April 24. Citigroup has “Sell” rating and $94 target. The company was maintained on Friday, August 31 by Morgan Stanley. Deutsche Bank maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Thursday, August 16 with “Hold” rating. Deutsche Bank downgraded the stock to “Sell” rating in Wednesday, October 10 report. Below is a list of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) latest ratings and price target changes.

10/10/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Sell Downgrade
08/10/2018 Broker: Goldman Sachs Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Neutral New Target: $119 Downgrade
02/10/2018 Broker: Barclays Capital Old Rating: Equal-Weight New Rating: Equal-Weight Old Target: $101 New Target: $104 Maintain
20/09/2018 Broker: Atlantic Securities Rating: Underweight New Target: $114 Initiates Coverage On
06/09/2018 Broker: Bank of America Old Rating: Neutral New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $110 New Target: $120 Maintain
31/08/2018 Broker: Morgan Stanley Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Underweight Old Target: $94 New Target: $102 Maintain
16/08/2018 Broker: Deutsche Bank Old Rating: Hold New Rating: Hold Old Target: $103 New Target: $108 Maintain
16/08/2018 Broker: JP Morgan Old Rating: Underweight New Rating: Neutral Old Target: $86 Upgrade
15/08/2018 Broker: Societe Generale Old Rating: Buy New Rating: Hold Old Target: $124 New Target: $116 Downgrade
19/07/2018 Broker: UBS Rating: Sell New Target: $90 Initiates Coverage On

The stock increased 0.93% or $1.01 during the last trading session, reaching $109.14. About 2.24M shares traded or 2.63% up from the average. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has declined 3.56% since October 13, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.18% the S&P500.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, makes and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. The company has market cap of $37.94 billion. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brands. It has a 22.23 P/E ratio. The Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names.

More notable recent Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) news were published by: Fool.com which released: “3 Top Dividend Stocks With Yields Over 3%” on October 02, 2018, also Seekingalpha.com with their article: “This 4% Yielding Stock Is Undervalued” published on September 17, 2018, Seekingalpha.com published: “Cross-Currents In The Market – Cramer’s Mad Money (10/8/18)” on October 09, 2018. More interesting news about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) were released by: Seekingalpha.com and their article: “Goldman Sachs cools on Kimberly-Clark” published on October 08, 2018 as well as Seekingalpha.com‘s news article titled: “Target to launch new discount brand” with publication date: October 06, 2018.

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