Kimberly Clark (KMB) Lifted to "Buy" at Zacks Investment Research


The stock carved out a 52-week low down at $109.67.

Wallington Asset Management Llc, which manages about $499.10M and $376.94M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ) by 2,875 shares to 88,175 shares, valued at $11.46M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. Adell Harriman Carpenter Inc reported 0.06% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Strategy Asset Managers LLC now owns 3,128 shares of the company's stock worth $404,000 after purchasing an additional 1,390 shares in the last quarter.

Let's take a quick look at how the price of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is now trading in comparison to some of its simple moving averages.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) shares price shows upbeat performance moved up 1.13% during Wednesday trading session. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Wilmot B. Harkey increased its stake in Scientific Games Corp (Call) (SGMS) by 6.8% based on its latest 2017Q3 regulatory filing with the SEC. This forecast is a point estimate that provides investors with a benchmark against which to directly compare stock price in the short run.Target prices made by analysts employed by large brokers, who have access to a greater resource pool, are more likely to be met over the 12-month forecast period. They expect $1.55 earnings per share, up 6.90% or $0.10 from last year's $1.45 per share. Huntsman Corp now has $8.25B valuation. The stock increased 1.23% or $1.39 during the last trading session, reaching $114.37. About 504,985 shares traded. NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA) has risen 212.28% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending.

(NASDAQ:EXPE) by 0.08% during the September 2017 quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. Bellecapital Int holds 1,780 shares or 0.25% of its portfolio. It dropped, as 50 investors sold BA shares while 609 reduced holdings. 127 funds opened positions while 298 raised stakes. Davidson Investment Advisors sold 9,002 shares as the company's stock rose 4.61% with the market. (NASDAQ:ADI) to report earnings on February, 21. The Price to Book ratio for Kimberly-Clark Corporation NYSE:KMB is 153.061958. Marathon Asset Management Ltd Liability Partnership holds 0.41% or 211,901 shares. Glenmede Company Na invested in 531 shares or 0% of the stock. Barrett Asset Mgmt invested in 630 shares or 0.01% of the stock. Amp Capital Invsts invested 0.04% in CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW). Arrowstreet LP has 95,861 shares for 0.01% of their portfolio. Schroder Investment Group stated it has 1.88 million shares or 0.38% of all its holdings. Parametric Associates Ltd Co accumulated 313,378 shares or 0.02% of the stock. Savant Cap Lc stated it has 1,860 shares. 315.41 million shares or 0.53% more from 313.75 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Moreover, Hwg Hldgs Limited Partnership has 1.05% invested in NVIDIA Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA). For the Current month, 7 analysts have assigned this stock as Buy where 8 assigned Outperform, 3 analysts believe it's a Hold, 1 said Underperform and only 0 assigned Sell rating. Therefore 25% are positive. Huntsman Corporation had 37 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The price to earnings ratio for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is 18.302422. As per Thursday, October 19, the company rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus. On Monday, August 28 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with "Buy". Kimberly Clark presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $126.50. The firm has "Outperform" rating by Macquarie Research given on Monday, December 12. They issued a "hold" rating and a $121.00 price target on the stock. Citigroup reiterated a "hold" rating and issued a $125.00 price objective (down previously from $131.00) on shares of Kimberly Clark in a research note on Tuesday, October 24th.

Among 44 analysts covering Nvidia Corporation (NASDAQ:NVDA), 25 have Buy rating, 4 Sell and 15 Hold. In the previous year there have been a total of 32 insider trades, including 11 open market buys and 21 sells. $837,840 worth of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) was sold by LEAHY CHRISTINE A. STANSBURY HENRY TAYLOE also sold $2.18M worth of Intuit Inc. Teton Advsr Inc reported 45,000 shares. On Thursday, September 21 the insider Real Peter sold $376,258. The company reported $1.52 EPS for the quarter, missing the Zacks' consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.02. KMB's profit will be $545.23M for 18.29 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.96 in Q3 2017. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of KMB. 84 funds opened positions while 363 raised stakes. Alliancebernstein L.P. now owns 1,417,728 shares of the company's stock valued at $183,043,000 after purchasing an additional 645,881 shares during the period. 245.40 million shares or 1.70% more from 241.30 million shares in 2017Q2 were reported. Gamco Invsts Incorporated Et Al holds 5,745 shares. Proshare Advisors Ltd owns 71,814 shares. First Interstate State Bank holds 0.03% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) or 995 shares. Barclays restated a "hold" rating on shares of Kimberly Clark in a report on Thursday, October 26th. Fulton Breakefield Broenniman Limited Liability has invested 0.22% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Fukoku Mutual Life holds 0.04% or 2,400 shares in its portfolio. Salem Investment Counselors, a North Carolina-based fund reported 3,050 shares. Mufg Americas Hldgs Corporation accumulated 135,354 shares. First Trust Advsrs L P has invested 0.02% in World Fuel Services Corporation (NYSE:INT). Deutsche Bank initiated coverage on shares of Kimberly Clark in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th.

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