Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB)

KMB (NYSE:Consumer Non-Durables) EQUITY
$128.63
pos +2.21
+1.75%
Today's Range: 126.33 - 129.41 | KMB Avg Daily Volume: 2,048,600
Last Update: 02/12/16 - 4:04 PM EST
Volume: 2,122,366
YTD Performance: 0.00%
Open: $126.48
Previous Close: $126.42
52 Week Range: $103.04 - $132.43
Oustanding Shares: 362,994,411
Market Cap: 47,174,753,654
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 3 3 3 3
Moderate Buy 1 1 1 1
Hold 8 8 8 8
Moderate Sell 0 0 0 0
Strong Sell 0 0 0 0
Mean Rec. 2.42 2.42 2.42 2.42
Latest Dividend: 0.00
Latest Dividend Yield: 0.00%
Dividend Ex-Date: 12/31/69
Price Earnings Ratio: 0.00
Price Earnings Comparisons:
KMB Sector Avg. S&P 500
0.00 46.90 27.18
Price Performance History (%Change):
3 Mo 1 Yr 3 Y
0.00% 0.00% 0.00%
GROWTH 12 Mo 3 Yr CAGR
Revenue -6.80 -0.12 -0.04
Net Income -33.20 -0.42 -0.16
EPS -31.40 -0.38 -0.14
Earnings for KMB:
EBITDA 3.93B
Revenue 18.59B
Average Earnings Estimates
Qtr (03/16) Qtr (06/16) FY (12/16) FY (12/17)
Average Estimate $1.52 $1.48 $6.10 $6.59
Number of Analysts 6 5 6 7
High Estimate $1.54 $1.53 $6.19 $6.88
Low Estimate $1.47 $1.43 $6.00 $6.13
Prior Year $1.42 $1.41 $5.76 $6.10
Growth Rate (Year over Year) 6.81% 4.96% 5.84% 8.02%
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By

Doug Kass

 | Feb 11, 2016 | 4:40 PM EST
1812 support from three weeks ago held, for now. QQQs (Nasdaq) over Ss (S&P)and Rs (Russell). An extreme in sentiment is developing, as is fear/panic. As a reflection, gold rallied by $55 at ounce to $1250. Silver was up a nickel The U.S. dollar continued to experience strength. Crude oil fell below $26 and was saved by a possible supply cut. The commodity closed at $26.80, down 65 cents on the day.  Natural gas was down a nickel. Bond ripped in premarket trading. The 10-year U.S. note yield fell to 1.53% and closed at 1.63%, for a change of eight basis points. The 30-year U.S. bond closed with a yield of 2.485%, down by only four basis points in yield. The yield curve continues to flatten, serving as a headwind to banks and life insurance companies. Lincoln National (LNC) was down by nearly $4 a share.  I shorted more Berkshire Hathaway (BRK.B). As a bank trader said to me today, "For Lent I am giving up hope." Municipals were well-bid but closed-end municipal bond funds dipped small. High yield continued junky. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 52 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 24 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) slipped by a penny. Agricultural commodities: wheat down three cents, corn up a penny, soybeans up 11 cents. Lumber was down $3.20. Retail was broadly lower. Remodelers continue to lag after a period of superior performance. Biotech was lower, but iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) finished well off the morning lows. Allergan (AGN), Celgene (CELG) and Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) got hurt.  Energy stocks for the second day in a row rallied despite lower crude prices. Exxon Mobil (XOM) was up 60 cents and Schlumberger (SLB) was up $1.45. Old tech showed some life, with Intel (INTC), Cisco (CSCO) and Microsoft (MSFT) in the green, but IBM (IBM) continued to make new lows, down $2.50. Consumer staples weakened -- Procter & Gamble (PG) lost $1.65 and Kimberly-Clark (KMB) was down $3.60. Serial underperformers Radian Group (RDN) and Potash (POT) were higher on the day. (T)FANG did well absolutely and relatively with all components but Netflix (NFLX) higher. NOSH was all about O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY), which I highlighted in a post, and it tacked on $5 from that point. The other components were lower. CRABBY was mixed, but Citigroup (C) weighed the acronym down. I created a small basket of conservative -- Gilead Sciences (GILD) and CELG, for example -- and speculative biotech names rather than just buying IBB. Some of the spec names, such as Sage Therapeutics (SAGE) and Otonomy (OTIC), had nice turnarounds from my early-morning cost basis. I stopped myself out of my iShares Russell 2000 (IWM) long, but went back in at about the same price. I added again to C and Bank of America (BAC). My short "Trade of the Week" was shorting iShares 20+ Year Treasury Bond (TLT) at $135.60. TLT closed $2 lower than my cost basis. Rev's technical insights
By

Bruce Kamich

 | Feb 11, 2016 | 11:32 AM EST

Kimberly-Clark shares have been doing well over the past 12 months, but investors should pay close attention to its progress going forward....

By

Jim Cramer

 | Feb 9, 2016 | 12:13 PM EST

TheStreet's Jim Cramer believes there's always a bull market somewhere, and right now it's in gold and consumer products companies.

By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 27, 2016 | 6:05 PM EST
A day full of sound and fury but perhaps signifying nothing. As I expected, the Fed acknowledged tightening financial conditions in the credit markets. Spreads have widened and the cost of debt and capital has risen. Here's my Fed analysis  and my strategy.  I viewed the strength in oil, in bank stocks and in credit (high yield) as providing hope and encouragement to me. I remain upbeat. I view the selloff today as an opportunity; I added to Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), Comerica (CMA), Citigroup (C), Bank of America (BAC) and others. I had a damn love fest with RevShark today! Not surprisingly, stocks sold off and RevShark's correction prediction came to be. Here is what I wrote to Rev in Columnist Conversation: "I believe the obvious and consensus trade is to sell as the markets have ripped from Wednesday's lows -- of course there is a lot of space between then and now. But I am making what I believe to be the less obvious and contrary trade -- and I am buying. I believe markets will be relieved and that many are "offsides" for a further market advance. The beauty here is that you and I employ a level of transparently in our real-time trades, exercising our beliefs and show our analysis that yields our conclusions. Either outcome, I like -- and I hope is helpful to our subs." Where was the Divine Ms. M today when I needed her? On the other hand, I don't even know how to respond to Roger Arnold's over-the-top column on a "failing" Bank of America!!!!?!?!?!   But I shall remain respectful. From Columnist Conversations: "I intended to respond to your BAC column but it's been a hectic day and I didn't get the chance. I am diametrically opposed to your view, conclusion and analysis. The only way to deal with your speculative claims is to respond with facts. In the fullness of time I will show you my spreadsheets, which show that the bank's balance sheet is significantly improved and that it is growing its loan portfolio. The key to a bank's future growth is its capital and deposits, and Bank of America has plenty of both." Futures are up after the close. Up five handles -- Facebook (FB) effect? Futures recovered nearly half of the 30-point drop as of 4:40 p.m. ET. They bent but didn't break. SPDR S&P 500 ETF (SPY) closed down $2.07 -- it was down $3.10 at the worse level of the day. Technically, it looks like we had the third repudiation of SPY $191 and we have the support at the Wednesday gap at $185. But, so obvious! The U.S. dollar weakened. Gold was up another $4.40, continuing its multiday skein higher. Crude oil rose by 60 cents. The correlation between stocks and energy prices was abandoned today. In agricultural commodities, wheat was schmeissed (down eight cents) and corn was flat. Lumber was strong. Bonds reversed slightly to the upside after early morning weakness. Yields were flat to down two basis points across the maturities range. Municipals were well-bid and high yield was slightly lower in price and higher in yield. I am all in Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) and the three-day winning streak stayed intact. I finally like the developing price action. Apple (AAPL) was a feature and I contributed my two bits!  Banks, though well off their highs, were up on the day in a broadly lower tape. Life insurance stocks continued their steady descent; we have nearly 25% gains on MetLife (MET) and Lincoln National (LNC) shorts now. Staples were strong, absolutely and relatively, with gains in Procter & Gamble (PG), 3M (MMM) and Kimberly-Clark (KMB). Oils were mixed despite stronger crude prices. Media continued to get crushed; my gains are building up in my short book in this sector, where I'm short Comcast (CMCSA) and Disney (DIS). Old tech was crippled today, led by Microsoft (MSFT) and Buffett fav IBM (IBM). Another new low for iShares China Large-Cap (FXI). A short and on the Best Ideas List.  Autos were stable. Ford (F) was down and General Motors (GM) was up.  I am sticking to these shorts, but trimmed considerably last week. (T)FANG was broadly lower, ex Facebook (see below). I have been warning about this acronym for two months and its underperformance is conspicuous."The Day of Reckoning Near for the (T)FANGs?" from two weeks ago. Amazon (AMZN) was down $18 ("A Long List of Reasons to Short Amazon") and Netflix (NFLX) is really breaking down. I recently wrote up both and shorted -- NFLX is on my Best Ideas List (10/12/2015 at $113).  NOSH was not tasty, with Nike (NKE) and Starbucks (SBUX) weighing it down. CRABBY was not so; it was up across the board, though timidly so. Miracle of miracles!  Potash (POT), Radian Group (RDN) and Twitter (TWTR) showed some life after death today. All higher, but modestly so. eBay (EBAY) missed and guided lower after the close. Shares down by 11%. Mo mo oh no! Biotech was a wreck, with broad losses in the primary and secondary names. iShares Nasdaq Biotechnology (IBB) was down by almost 4%, led by rollup Valeant Pharmaceuticals (VRX) going down and by Mallinckrodt (MNK). The same sellers in IBB are likely selling (T)FANG. Facebook's results were the "world's fair." Nothing NOT to dislike!
By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 26, 2016 | 4:35 PM EST
I thought today was a picture perfect day for the bullishly inclined. In the market without memory from day to day, the market forgot yesterday. Mr. Market had every reason to continue yesterday's schmeissing. It looked scary at the get go. If someone told you the Chinese stock market would be down 6% overnight, raise your hand if you would have expected the S&P 500 to advance by more than 20 handles? I don't see many hands. At their nadir, the S&P futures dropped by about 17 handles last evening. At 3:45 p.m. ET today, they had rallied by more than 40 handles. During the day there were several small dips; the market had every excuse to sell off, but buyers surfaced. There was an interesting and respectful debate between Rev and myself with regard to the enthusiasm corresponding to today's rally. I don't see it (I see fear and immobility), Rev sees optimism. (See my Columnist Conversation response and Rev's column.) It's an open debate that will not be resolved for a bit more time! Per the last bullet point, the investor sentiment numbers out midweek should be interesting. The U.S. dollar was modestly weaker today. Crude, the tail that wags the market's dog, climbed 90 cents. Natural gas was a penny higher. I covered my oil shorts in the session's early going. Gold was up $17. Treasuries were flattish, with most maturities showing a basis point change of one to two (up and down) in yield. Municipals were offered, but closed-end muni funds traded well.  They had been a source of funds recently). High-yield debt followed the crude market and was better bid. iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was up 70 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was up 28 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) regained what it lost yesterday. I have further added over the last three days. Wheat was three cents higher, corn a penny lower and soybeans down a nickel. Lumber was up 2%. FInancials rebounded from Monday's poor showing. The planned acquisition by Huntington Bancshares (HBAN) of FirstMerit (FMER) sparked the regional sector. I continue to add to Hartford Financial Services Group (HIG), Citigroup (C) and Bank of America (BAC). Staples, led by Kimberly-Clark (KMB) and Procter & Gamble (PG), were strong. Old tech was well-bid, though gains were muted. (T)FANG underperformed. But as I mentioned, I believe this is a positive signpost. We want to see leadership broaden and (arguably) excessive speculative valuations curbed.  NOSH was higher, led by O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY). CRABBY was strong across the board, with all six components higher. I had an active trading day; I covered a number of shorts, including Exxon Mobil (XOM), Schlumberger (SLB), iShares MSCI Germany (EWG), iShares MSCI France (EWQ) and iShares MSCI United Kingdom (EWU). I also bought several new positions, including Procter & Gamble
By

Doug Kass

 | Jan 25, 2016 | 2:51 PM EST
The obligatory decline has occurred today, after a 90-handle move in the S&P Index over a two-and-a-half-day period. Futures near the low of the day. Not surprising to anyone. The contrary would have been a continued rise. The damage, thus far, has been relatively contained. The U.S. dollar was weaker today (1.0838 against the euro). Crude oil -- the object of algos and machines -- traded $1.52 lower after Friday's nearly 10% advance. Gold rallied by almost $10. Silver was 18 cents to the better. Wheat up a nickel, corn down a penny, soybeans up three cents, oats are flat. Treasuries essentially were unchanged across all maturities. Municipals unchanged. HIgh yield was junky -- iShares iBoxx $ High Yield Corporate Bond ETF (HYG) was down 50 cents and SPDR Barclays High Yield Bond ETF (JNK) was down 17 cents. Blackstone/GSO Strategic Credit Fund (BGB) got hit after a better Friday. Energy stocks are lower on crude's move; that includes my favorite shorts, Schlumberger (SLB) and Exxon Mobil (XOM). Banks are lower, but off the day's bottom. Regionals are weaker than money centers. "Gun to my hand" the sector may have made a short-term bottom. I've been watching the turn in JPMorgan Chase (JPM) from lows. Housing-related stocks got schmeissed -- mortgage insurance and home builders in particular. Staples were flattish, though Kimberly-Clark (KMB) a downside feature. Retail trying to rally, though Macy's (M) gave back Friday's ramp. Fertilizers got smacked, among them Monsanto (MON) and Potash (POT). (T)FANG mixed, with Google, now Alphabet (GOOG) and Tesla (TSLA) lower. Netflix (NFLX) continues weak. Amazon (AMZN) crosses above my short cost basis of $600 after it was much lower early last week. NOSH was lower, but O'Reilly Automotive (ORLY) was up $6. CRABBY was lower, all five components. Twitter (TWTR) was down on management moves. A work-out. I added small to several long-term invest
By

Robert Lang

 | Dec 16, 2015 | 10:00 AM EST

Playing defense with Kimberly-Clark.

By

Bruce Kamich

 | Dec 16, 2015 | 9:36 AM EST

If Kimberly-Clark declines below $119, we would become cautious.

bullishKimberly-Clark upgraded at Goldman

Dec 14, 2015 | 7:26 AM EST

KMB was upgraded from Neutral to Buy, Goldman Sachs said. $155 price target. Company was also placed on the Conviction Buy list. Organic sales growth should remain resilient. 

By

Jim Cramer

 | Dec 10, 2015 | 3:46 PM EST

You need to steel yourself and your portfolio so you can tough it out whatever the Fed does on interest rates.

Judge Smails embarrassed me into writing it!

Some pretty obvious selling in the FATMAN names vs the Nasdaq futures post regular session...
You can see the time/price support on the daily chart of SPX below. It also shows you the ...

$185.80
Exhausted and a long weekend.
Column up shortly
Sold some IWM as well.

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