Momentum Stock Watch: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Company Profile:

Kimberly-Clark, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. The Company sells household use products directly to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets as well as through other distributors and ecommerce; and away-from-home use products directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities as well as through distributors. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

Recent News:

On May 11, 2018, Kimberly-Clark announced that it has named Giuseppina “Giusy” Buonfantino as Chief Marketing Officer, reporting to Tony Palmer, President of Global Brands and Innovation.

On May 10, 2018, Kimberly-Clark’s Board of Directors declared a regular quarterly dividend of $1.00 per share. The dividend is payable on July 03, 2018, to stockholders of record on June 08, 2018.

The company reported first quarter 2018 net sales of $4.7 billion increased 5 percent compared to the year-ago period. First quarter adjusted earnings per share were $1.71 in 2018, an increase of 9 percent compared to diluted net income per share of $1.57 in 2017.

 

Fundamental Analysis:

Ninestocks analyzes several different financial aspects: Growth, Profitability, solvency and efficiency.

Growth – Measures the growth of both the company’s income statement and cash flow.

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Profitability – Measures the historical price movement of the stock.

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Solvency – Measures the solvency of the company based on several ratios.

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Efficiency – Measures the strength and historic growth of a company’s return on invested capital.

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Conclusion:

KMB’s strengths can be seen in its better growth and robust profitablity compared with its peers. Its net income has increased over recent several years. Technical indicators signal the bullish signs, as there is a bullish crossover in Stochastic Oscillator, RSI is strong in the bullish zone and MACD is trying to cross back up. We rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) a STRONG BUY.

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