Media coverage about Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group ranks the sentiment of media coverage by monitoring more than twenty million blog and news sources in real-time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly-Clark Corporation earned a coverage optimism score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave media stories about the company an impact score of 45.1370418541221 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media stories that may have effected Accern’s analysis:

KMB has been the subject of a number of research analyst reports. Bank of America Corporation decreased their target price on Kimberly-Clark Corporation from $123.00 to $120.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $121.00 target price on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Friday, October 13th. Zacks Investment Research raised Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, September 26th. J P Morgan Chase & Co lowered Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and decreased their price objective for the stock from $115.55 to $100.00 in a report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Citigroup Inc decreased their price objective on Kimberly-Clark Corporation from $125.00 to $124.00 and set a “neutral” rating for the company in a report on Friday, October 27th. Two investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $127.14.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE KMB) opened at $110.79 on Friday. The company has a quick ratio of 0.64, a current ratio of 0.97 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.17. The company has a market capitalization of $39.24 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.26, a P/E/G ratio of 2.90 and a beta of 0.74.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last announced its earnings results on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $1.60 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by $0.06. Kimberly-Clark Corporation had a return on equity of 666.97% and a net margin of 11.89%. The firm had revenue of $4.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.65 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.52 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. analysts forecast that Kimberly-Clark Corporation will post 6.2 earnings per share for the current year.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation Company Profile

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. The Company’s Personal Care segment offers various solutions and products, such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products.

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