Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB): Detailed Summary on Consumer Defensive Stock

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 0.25% or $0.36 shares. The trading starts at $142.06 and closed at $142.05 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $141.59 and day high was $142.87 on Thursday, June 18. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 1.13 million while its average volume is 2.04M. In other hand, the KMB market cap reached to $48.87B. While, its current target price is $142.41 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is up 3.97% and up 5.28% for month. Its quarterly performance was 12.66% above, while its half year performance is up 5.33%. KMB yearly performance stood at positive 4.81% and rise 3.53% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 2.60.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. KMB EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 6.85. EPS for this year is 42.90%, while for the next year its value is 7.70. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.79 while its EPS Q/Q reached 46.20%. It has an EPS of 9.80% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 5.48%.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and State Street Corporation are the top three holders in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 29.27 million shares which valued 3.74 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 24.98 million shares which valued at 3.19 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, State Street Corporation has a total of 18.45 million shares which valued at 2.36 billion. In the end, State Street Corporation have 5.42% shares outstanding of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.10% and institutional holding shifted to 74.30%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 6.85. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 12 analysts estimated an average EPS of 1.77, while 1.67 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for KMB published in the report was 1.54-1.9 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 1.67 which is lower than 2.13 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for KMB rise 3.99% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 2.97% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 2.33%. The moving average value for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) is 137.81 and 138.35 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in KMB stock. On May 12, Underhill Kimberly K, President, KCNA, sold 4,679 trading shares at the cost of $139.00, which valued at 0.65 million. On May 11, Underhill Kimberly K, President, KCNA, sold 9,585 shares at the cost of $139.18, with total shares of 33,058. On Apr 27, Underhill Kimberly K, President, KCNA, sold 24,469 shares at the cost of 140.25. After this transaction, Underhill Kimberly K total shares reached to 33,058 which valued at 3.43 million.