Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Getting Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Report Finds

Media headlines about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) have trended somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern. The research firm ranks the sentiment of press coverage by analyzing more than 20 million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly-Clark Corporation earned a news impact score of 0.21 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned press coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6147117729743 out of 100, indicating that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media headlines that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s scoring:

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) traded down 0.73% during midday trading on Friday, reaching $121.39. 1,085,911 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a 1-year low of $111.30 and a 1-year high of $136.21. The stock has a market cap of $42.89 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.27 and a beta of 0.76. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $123.72 and its 200 day moving average is $128.52.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49. Kimberly-Clark Corporation had a net margin of 11.82% and a return on equity of 636.30%. The firm had revenue of $4.55 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.56 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.53 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. Equities analysts anticipate that Kimberly-Clark Corporation will post $6.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 64.88%.

Several research analysts have recently issued reports on KMB shares. B. Riley reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $128.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a report on Sunday, April 23rd. BidaskClub cut shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, July 1st. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $133.00 target price on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a $121.00 target price on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research note on Tuesday, April 25th. Finally, TheStreet raised shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Kimberly-Clark Corporation presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $133.07.

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In other Kimberly-Clark Corporation news, Director Robert W. Decherd acquired 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average price of $122.21 per share, with a total value of $183,315.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 43,444 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,309,291.24. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, insider Sergio Cruz sold 7,078 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.01, for a total transaction of $920,210.78. Following the completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 4,910 shares in the company, valued at approximately $638,349.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation 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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