Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB)

KMB (NYSE:Consumer Non-Durables) EQUITY
$115.90
neg -0.50
-0.43%
Today's Range: 115.62 - 116.45 | KMB Avg Daily Volume: 1,909,200
Last Update: 01/19/17 - 4:02 PM EST
Volume: 2,200,209
YTD Performance: 1.56%
Open: $116.40
Previous Close: $116.40
52 Week Range: $111.30 - $138.87
Oustanding Shares: 358,155,430
Market Cap: 41,556,774,543
6-Month Chart
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 0 1 1 1
Moderate Buy 0 0 0 1
Hold 8 7 6 5
Moderate Sell 1 1 1 0
Strong Sell 1 1 1 0
Mean Rec. 3.30 3.10 3.11 2.57
Latest Dividend: 0.92
Latest Dividend Yield: 3.16%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/07/16
Price Earnings Ratio: 21.16
Price Earnings Comparisons:
KMB Sector Avg. S&P 500
21.16 21.10 0.00
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
-3.59% -7.93% 9.90%
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 $6.29
Number of Analysts 5 2 6 6
High Estimate $1.44 $1.57 $6.02 $6.35
Low Estimate $1.38 $1.55 $5.97 $6.23
Prior Year $1.42 $1.53 $5.76 $6.00
Growth Rate (Year over Year) -0.14% 1.96% 4.20% 4.80%
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The U.S. dollar strengthened on Fed chair Janet Yellen's labor market remarks. Multinationals face this expanding headwind. And so do countries that have borrowed in U.S. dollars. The price of crude oil flat lined. Gold up $2. Ag commodities lower across-the-board: wheat down $0.02, corn $0.04, soybeans $0.13 and oats up $0.01. Lumber down $2.50. Bonds staged a good rally. The yield on the 10-year fell by 5 basis points to 2.55% and the long bond by a comparable amount. The 2s/10s spread fell by 2 basis points to 131 basis points. Municipals were well bid and closed-end muni bonds enjoyed an up (but modest) improvement. Junk bonds were also higher. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB)  up $0.03. Banks held their gains despite lower bond yields. Insurance stocks were mixed. Brokerages showed no price movement. Autos continue to stall. I am out of my shorts, here. Energy stocks were unchanged, in line with crude oil. No positions here, either. Biotech did little. Dead cat bounce for Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) . Gilead Sciences (GILD) rallied and some speculative biotech ripped (Portola Pharmaceuticals (PTLA) , Intrexon (XON) ). Retail (more on this subject tomorrow) was irregularly higher, led by JC Penney (JCP) , Kohl's (KSS) and Home Depot (HD) . Media was stronger, led by Disney (DIS) , which got a Bank of America (BAC) upgrade. Fertilizers are mixed - Potash Corporation of Saskatchewan (POT) lower (I am still not interested in this name), Monsanto (MON) higher. Consumer staples were lower - with Kimberly Clark (KMB) and Coca-Cola (KO) leading to downside. But Campbell Soup (CPB) , a long, caught a bid. Ag equipment mixed, showing no correlation today to commodities. (FANG) was higher, but moderately so. Amazon (AMZN) and Alphabet (GOOGL)  were both up. In individual stocks DuPont (DD) still DuLovely. Radian (RDN) now modestly higher, after being weak all day. Oaktree Capital OAK still getting its leaves t

My Takeaways and Observations Real Money Pro($)

It is important to note that the euro briefly fell below $1.05, the lowest since March, 2015. If this trend continues, multi-national profits will be shattered. Though in line with expectations, the Fed move tanked bonds (moving the yield on the 10-year U.S. note up by 10 basis points to 2.58%). ( My Generational Bottom in Yields call is getting more powerful on a daily basis). Crude got hit badly, down $2 a barrel. Gold slammed again. And, stocks tanked -- with a classic buy-the rumor-sell-the-news event this afternoon.  Peter Boockvar on the Fed's move, here and
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

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