Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB)

KMB (NYSE:Consumer Non-Durables) EQUITY
$113.49
pos +0.02
+0.02%
Today's Range: 113.47 - 114.15 | KMB Avg Daily Volume: 1,906,100
Last Update: 12/07/16 - 11:26 AM EST
Volume: 338,893
YTD Performance: -10.14%
Open: $113.70
Previous Close: $113.47
52 Week Range: $111.30 - $138.87
Oustanding Shares: 358,155,430
Market Cap: 40,697,201,511
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for KMB
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A+ A A- B+ B B- C+ C C- D+ D D- E+ E E- F
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 1 1 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 1 1
Hold 7 6 5 5
Moderate Sell 1 1 0 0
Strong Sell 1 1 0 0
Mean Rec. 3.10 3.11 2.57 2.57
Latest Dividend: 0.92
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.24%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/07/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 20.66
Price Earnings Comparisons:
KMB Sector Avg. S&P 500
20.66 20.70 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-11.50% -5.70% 8.34%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -5.70 -0.10 -0.04
Net Income -33.20 -0.40 -0.16
EPS -31.40 -0.40 -0.14
Earnings for KMB:
EBITDA 3.93B
Revenue 18.59B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/16) Qtr (03/17) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.42 $1.56 $6.00 $6.37
Number of Analysts 5 2 6 6
High Estimate $1.44 $1.57 $6.03 $6.45
Low Estimate $1.38 $1.55 $5.97 $6.30
Prior Year $1.42 $1.53 $5.76 $6.00
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 0.00% 1.96% 4.22% 6.05%
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The sector is attractive again -- start with PepsiCo, General Mills, Kimberly-Clark and Unilever.
We have a host of positives that can and do seem to be playing out.
We expect management to get the business back on track next year.

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

The U.S. dollar weakened after making an eight-month high earlier in the morning. The price of crude oil dipped by $0.67 to $49.85 a barrel. Gold rose by $12 to $1,275. Dougie likes. SPDR Gold Trust ETF (GLD) rose $1. Ag commodities: wheat and corn rose $0.15, soybeans fell $0.02, oats fell $0.03. Lumber down $1. Bonds showed little directional trade. The 2s/10s spread flattened by one basis point to 90 basis points. Note: I added to my financial short today. Municipals were bid -- closed end muni-bond funds were little changed. Junk bonds flat-lined, as did Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) . Banks held in well. I expanded Citigroup (C) , JPMorgan Chase (JPM) and Financial Select Sector SPDR Fund (XLF) shorts. Brokerages were unchanged. Insurance was under pressure with one percent declines in shorts Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) as well as Hartford Financial Services (HIG) long. Retail under siege, led by pronounced declines in Home Depot (HD) and Lowes (LOW) . But JC Penney (JCP) , Macy's (M) , Nordstrom (JWN) and others also fell. Other consumer discretionary (e.g. Starbucks (SBUX) and Disney (DIS) ) were under-performers. Old tech was uninspiring with small price changes. Autos were a big disappointment after the General Motors (GM) beat. I went from medium-sized to small yesterday. Biotech still soft with Allergan (AGN) and some speculative names "on tilt." But big pharma was strong, absolutely and relatively. Consumer staples led by Procter & Gamble (PG) (great EPS report). Long Campbell Soup (CPB) inched higher (+$0.32). (T)FANG was wobbly, with all five components lower. In individual stocks, profit taking in DuPont (DD) (after a good quarter). Same with Radian (RDN) . Oaktree Capital (OAK) managed to lift by a nickel after a good day on Monday. Here are some rich and value-added contributions on our site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer on a worrisome weak market sector - home improvement. 2. Jack Mohr "research" on whether Apple might join the AT&T/Time Warner merger. As usual, solid analysis from Jack. 3. Rev Shark on market apathy.  4. Though I am not in agreement, Mike "Stormin'" Norman on the national debt.  5.
Index funds can only help you so much.
Our investment focus should be squarely on the U.S. dollar, as the stronger it gets the more Kimberly- Clarks (KMB) lie ahead.
The U.S. dollar strengthened (as shareholders of Kimberly Clark (KMB) rudely found out today). The price of crude oil suffered but off of the day's lows. Gold fell by $3.40. No oomph for now in precious metals. Ag commodities weakened. Wheat down $0.011, corn down $0.375, soybeans up $0.775 and oats down $0.06. Lumber was flat. For the first day in the last four or five days, bonds were lower in price and higher in yield. Intermediate and long yields rose by two to three basis points. The 2s/10s spread rose by one basis point to nearly 92 basis points. Municipals got hit but closed end muni bond funds were slightly higher in price. Junk was flat. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) diverged, up $0.08. Banks continued to wander higher and now sit at multi month highs. Insurance advanced. Long fav Hartford Financial (HIG) , +1%. But so were my shorts, Metlife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) , up a similar amount. Brokerages mixed. Diversified financial doing better -- led by long fav Oaktree Capital (OAK) . Old tech behaved like new tech -- iShares S&P NA Tech. Sec. Idx. Fd. ETF (IGM)  , Comcast (CSCO) , Microsoft (MSFT) markedly higher. As mentioned above, autos were in second gear today. Biotech continues to disappoint. Allergan (AGN) weaker and value traps Gilead Sciences (GILD) and Celgene (CELG) flat to down. Spec biotech got hit. Energy stocks flat-lined. Retail was on sale, again JC Penney (JCP) conspicuously weak (down $0.25). (T)FANG the world's fair Only Netflix (NFLX) flat. Here are some value added contributions on the site today: 1. Jim "El Capitan" Cramer says yuck to AT&T (T) - Time Warner (TWX) proposal. 2. Jeremy LaKosh chimes in on the merger. 3. Bret
Jeff Bewkes, Time Warner's top-notch CEO, has had to wait years for investors to see the tremendous value of his work.
Kimberly- Clark (KMB) misses on sales, organic comps and earnings per share. 

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