News headlines about Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern Sentiment reports. Accern identifies positive and negative news coverage by reviewing more than twenty million blog and news sources. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly Clark earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned news coverage about the company an impact score of 46.6688215038094 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

These are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s scoring:

Shares of Kimberly Clark (NYSE KMB) traded up $0.28 on Friday, reaching $112.98. 3,392,960 shares of the company were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 2,160,000. The stock has a market capitalization of $39,740.00, a P/E ratio of 18.64, a P/E/G ratio of 2.93 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.17, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.64. Kimberly Clark has a 1-year low of $109.67 and a 1-year high of $136.21.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $1.60 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by $0.06. The business had revenue of $4.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.65 billion. Kimberly Clark had a net margin of 11.89% and a return on equity of 666.97%. Kimberly Clark’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm posted $1.52 earnings per share. research analysts anticipate that Kimberly Clark will post 6.21 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, December 8th were paid a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 7th. Kimberly Clark’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.03%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kimberly Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $134.00 price target on the stock in a report on Wednesday. Deutsche Bank assumed coverage on shares of Kimberly Clark in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $121.00 price target on the stock. Citigroup downgraded shares of Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $113.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Monday, December 11th. Societe Generale raised shares of Kimberly Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and increased their price target for the stock from $112.05 to $144.00 in a report on Thursday, November 2nd. Finally, Barclays reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Kimberly Clark in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $126.50.

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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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