The closing price of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) was $133.49 for the day, up 1.59% from the previous closing price of $131.40. In other words, the price has increased by $+2.09 from its previous closing price. On the day, 1375142 shares were traded. KMB stock price reached its highest trading level at $133.68 during the session, while it also had its lowest trading level at $131.60.
Our analysis of KMB’s different ratios will help us gain a deeper understanding of the company. It provided that stocks Price–to–Cash (P/C) ratio for the trailing twelve months (TTM) is standing at 122.05 whereas its Price-to-Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) for the term is 146.30. For the most recent quarter (mrq), Quick Ratio is recorded 0.50 and its Current Ratio is at 0.80. In the meantime, Its Debt-to-Equity ratio is 20.24 whereas as Long-Term Debt/Eq ratio is at 18.05.
Upgrades & Downgrades
On October 12, 2022, Atlantic Equities Upgraded its rating to Overweight which previously was Neutral but kept the price unchanged to $135.
Also, insider trades can serve as a great indicator of what management thinks about the future direction of a stock’s price. A recent insider transaction in this stock occurred on May 12 when Hsu Michael D. sold 41,698 shares for $140.08 per share. The transaction valued at 5,840,943 led to the insider holds 89,593 shares of the business.
Wilkinson Tristram sold 2,069 shares of KMB for $283,801 on May 05. The President, APAC now owns 14,102 shares after completing the transaction at $137.17 per share. On May 03, another insider, Cunningham Doug, who serves as the President, EMEA of the company, sold 4,242 shares for $137.00 each. As a result, the insider received 581,154 and left with 0 shares of the company.
As of this moment, Kimberly-Clark’s Price-to-Earnings (P/E) ratio for their current fiscal year is 25.33, and their Forward P/E ratio for the next fiscal year is 21.09. The expected Price-to-Earnings-to-Growth (PEG) calculation for the next 5 years is 4.52. For the stock, the TTM Price-to-Sale (P/S) ratio is 2.19 while its Price-to-Book (P/B) ratio in mrq is 103.48.
Stock Price History:
Over the past 52 weeks, KMB has reached a high of $145.79, while it has fallen to a 52-week low of $108.74. The 50-Day Moving Average of the stock is 119.84, while the 200-Day Moving Average is calculated to be 128.10.
KMB traded an average of 1.61M shares per day over the past three months and 1.34M shares per day over the past ten days. A total of 337.60M shares are outstanding, with a floating share count of 336.94M. Insiders hold about 0.16% of the company’s shares, while institutions hold 77.50% stake in the company. Shares short for KMB as of Oct 13, 2022 were 6.45M with a Short Ratio of 6.75M, compared to 7.43M on Sep 14, 2022. Therefore, it implies a Short% of Shares Outstanding of 1.91% and a Short% of Float of 1.91%.
Dividends & Splits
With its trailing 12-month dividend rate of 4.35, KMB has a forward annual dividend rate of 4.64. Against a Trailing Annual Dividend Yield of 3.31%, it implies a Forward Annual Dividend Yield of 3.86%. The stock’s 5-year Average Dividend Yield is 3.29. The current Payout Ratio is 87.00% for KMB, which recently paid a dividend on Jan 03, 2023 with an ex-dividend date of Sep 07, 2022. Stock splits for the company last occurred on Nov 02, 2014 when the company split stock in a 1043:1000 ratio.
The firm’s stock currently is rated by 14 analysts. On average, analysts expect EPS of $1.5 for the current quarter, with a high estimate of $1.53 and a low estimate of $1.38, while EPS last year was $1.3. The consensus estimate for the next quarter is $1.37, with high estimates of $1.52 and low estimates of $0.97.
Analysts are recommending an EPS of between $5.67 and $5.41 for the fiscal current year, implying an average EPS of $5.59. EPS for the following year is $6.29, with 17 analysts recommending between $6.85 and $6.
It is expected that $90B in revenue will be generated in the current quarter, according to 11 analysts. It ranges from a high estimate of $5.35B to a low estimate of $4.78B. As of the current estimate, Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s year-ago sales were $4.96B, an estimated decrease of -0.10% from the year-ago figure. For the next quarter, 7 analysts are estimating revenue of $5.03B, an increase of 2.60% over than the figure of -$0.10% in the same quarter last year. There is a high estimate of $5.14B for the next quarter, whereas the lowest estimate is $4.97B.
A total of 17 analysts have provided revenue estimates for KMB’s current fiscal year. The highest revenue estimate was $20.59B, while the lowest revenue estimate was $19.95B, resulting in an average revenue estimate of $20.16B. In the same quarter a year ago, actual revenue was $19.44B, up 3.70% from the average estimate. Based on 17 analysts’ estimates, the company’s revenue will be $20.18B in the next fiscal year. The high estimate is $20.94B and the low estimate is $19.23B. The average revenue growth estimate for next year is up 0.10% from the average revenue estimate for this year.