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Think of it as a consumer-products company, like Gillette.
Stronger volume and bullish indicators should take KMB higher.
The continued U.S. dollar weakness is benefiting defensive consumer staples. Procter & Gamble , Coca-Cola and Kimberly Clark are higher. New high in long fav Campbell Soup (up 1%).
The scale is weighted toward the bears and industrial names in particular.
Housing, oil and other faves are enough to make me break into song.
The following companies (hat tip Zero Hedge) missed on the top line (sales) this morning (profits weren't much better): Johnson & Johnson MMM DuPont Kimberly-Clark Verizon Again, for emphasis -- beware of the bullish narrative of an improving profit...
Kimberly Clark is expected to report its fourth-quarter earnings on Tuesday.
An upgrade on stock of Clorox doesn't mean that company is set to outperform other consumer products companies.
After a period of consolidation, several personal care products companies look like they are about to rally.
"First gear, it's all right (Honda, Honda, go faster, faster) Second gear, I'll lean right (Honda, Honda, go faster, faster) Third gear, hang on tight (Honda, Honda, go faster, faster) Faster, it's all right." -- Beach Boys, "Little Honda" With a b...
"Everyone here likes the bounce." -- President-elect Donald Trump (said in a meeting today at Trump Tower with tech executives) A good day for the ursine crowd but not so good for the bullish cabal as they had a bad day -- for a change. (Yes, I am w...
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.
Bristol-Myers, ServiceNow and Kimberly-Clark have posted major third quarter earnings surprises, but they are not the only one, says Jim Cramer.
"It's not the news that counts -- it's how the stock market reacts to the news that counts." -- Richard Russell (hat tip to Sir Jeff Saut for the source of the quote) The above quote filled my head most of the day (General Motors , Ford , Caterpilla...
Our investment focus should be squarely on the U.S. dollar, as the stronger it gets the more Kimberly- Clarks lie ahead. This morning our currency is at a session high and at an eight-month high, as expectations of a December rate hike now exceed 70...
Don't get excited by Take Under Monday. The technical picture is mixed. A stronger U.S. dollar presents multi-national vulnerability. This is consistent with Goldman Sachs lowering their three-year S&P 500 profits picture. Peak Sports Viewer...
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 misses on sales, organic comps and earnings per share. And the impact of a strengthening U.S. currency clearly and importantly hurts current and projected results. Be forewarned.
Huh? Bank shares rallying at the same time as bond market-equivalent stocks?
And what happened to all those predicting a surprise rate hike?
Without it, the uncertainty would be incredible between now and November.
It's not often that you see a stock like General Mills drop three points or 4% in one day's session.
This group may prove to be the most vulnerable out there at the moment.
But perhaps the economy is a bit like the Washington gridlock.