Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB)

KMB (NYSE:Consumer Non-Durables) EQUITY
neg -1.70
Today's Range: 119.05 - 121.13 | KMB Avg Daily Volume: 1,529,500
Last Update: 11/30/15 - 3:59 PM EST
Volume: 2,274,540
YTD Performance: 4.60%
Open: $120.93
Previous Close: $120.85
52 Week Range: $103.04 - $122.97
Oustanding Shares: 362,994,411
Market Cap: 43,729,936,693
6-Month Chart
TheStreet Ratings Grade for KMB
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Analysts Ratings
Historical Rec Current 1 Mo. Ago 2 Mo. Ago 3 Mo. Ago
Strong Buy 3 3 3 2
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 8 8 8 10
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.62
Latest Dividend: 0.88
Latest Dividend Yield: 2.92%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/02/15
Price Earnings Ratio: 71.71
Price Earnings Comparisons:
KMB Sector Avg. S&P 500
71.71 73.80 32.68
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
12.18% 5.86% 41.21%
Revenue -6.80 -0.05 -0.02
Net Income -28.20 -0.08 -0.03
EPS -27.00 0.01 0.00
Earnings for KMB:
Revenue 19.72B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (12/15) Qtr (03/16) FY (12/15) FY (12/16)
Average Estimate $1.43 $1.55 $5.77 $6.17
Number of Analysts 6 5 10 10
High Estimate $1.46 $1.58 $5.80 $6.28
Low Estimate $1.41 $1.53 $5.75 $5.84
Prior Year $1.35 $1.42 $5.51 $5.77
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 6.05% 9.01% 4.77% 6.95%
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It is a more sanguine situation the broader we go. 
Case in point: The broad strength in the energy sector (look at Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM) as examples) against the backdrop of lower oil prices. Or the broad strength in closed-end municipal bond funds against higher interest rates (and lower taxable and non-taxable bond prices) today.  Bonds are lower, and so are municipals. Banks and selected financials (e.g., Oaktree (OAK) and life insurance stocks) are higher. Junk bonds are offered. Crude is down by 1%. TFANG was broadly lower in the early going and is now broadly higher. Old tech led by Hewlett-Packard (HPQ) and Microsoft (MSFT). Alibaba (Baba) has some pep in its step, but Yahoo! (YHOO), which I have liquidated, is stalling. Consumer non-durables are mixed, but Kimberly-Clark (KMB) is a stand out. Biowreck is launching a nearly 4% rally, perhaps buoyed by the stability at Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX). Retail was conspicuously weak in the morning and now mostly higher, too. No downticks today -- a steadily higher market typically characterized by buy programs. In looking at the drek, Twitter (TWTR) and Potash (POT) are both bouncing back. I did little today, as my confidence level is sub-optimal.
A bullish flag pattern points to more gains.
Keep your eye on the big international stocks and the banks.
A down day, thus far. S&P near the day's low. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) at $206, or about 30 cents above the day's low. Fairly bad breadth on the NYSE. Qs (Nasdaq) are creaming Ss (S&P) who are creaming Rs (Russell). I am not sure of the last time the Nasdaq was higher on the day and the Russell was down by more than 1%. "Paradise Lost" in my Trade of the Week idea of iShares Russell 2000 ETF (IWM). Bonds bid well, both taxables and non-taxables. Financials weaker, especially of a life insurance kind as the meager reinvestment opportunities glow clearly in the earnings report of Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG). Lincoln National (LNC), MetLife (MET) and Prudential (PRU) wiping up the joint.  Banks are getting hit, and I expect after the nice run-up for this to continue. (T)FANG mixed, which is good performance relative to the recent price advance. Retail tagged, too. Autos lower on the Ford (f) disappointment relative to expectations. Energy under the spell of still-lower crude oil prices. Transports (trucking and airlines in particular) awful, seemingly portending slowing domestic economic growth that has been confirmed in a lot of high-frequency economic statistics. So does the United Parcel Service (UPS) miss foreshadow economic issues. Biowreck in a reasonable "dead cat bounce" mode today, up 2%. But Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) -- the object of my disaffection in today's opening missive -- is down on the day.  Gold is disappointing. Some profit-taking consumer non-durables, led by Procter & Gamble (PG) and Kimberly-Clark (KMB), but nothing material. The Alibaba (BABA) and Yahoo! (YHOO) sell-offs -- down $5 and $1.50, respectively -- from premarket highs were meaningful. When does Uncle Warren say "What the heck?" -- my editor cleaned this up -- to IBM (IBM) and take his loss as he did in Exxon Mobil (XOM)? My guess is, never. Ferrari IPO stalled below offering price. GrubHub (GRUB) down by more than 25% despite large call buying this week. Thanks again to Jeff Saut at Raymond James for a nice shout-out.  Despite some modest weakness in the high-yield bond market, Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) trading up by 0.5% this afternoon. I only
We know and trust the products of the company, and now the chart looks more constructive.
Now, the sectors where the shorts got slammed.
China posted its weakest quarterly economic growth since the global financial crisis.
Understanding why stocks act the way they do.
This rolling bear market can be deceptive.

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