Analyst Ratings for Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB)

Updated: 2017-07-28

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE:KMB) have received a consensus rating of Hold from Wall Street analysts. KMB had previously received a consensus rating of Hold a month ago.

Of the 16 analysts covering the stock, 1 gave it a buy rating, 0 gave an overweight rating, 14 gave a hold rating, 0 issued an underweight rating, and 1 issued a sell rating. Compared to three months ago, there has been an increase of 0 in the number of analysts with a positive outlook on the stock. During this time, the number of analysts bearish on the stock has increased by 1.

Investment analysts gave a few price targets for KMB. The highest price target was 157, implying a possible profit of 26.4 percent. The minimum price target given was 117, implying a possible loss of -5.8 percent. It is advisable to not rely only on price targets or ratings, as these can be biased for some stocks.

Over the past month, analysts have revised their estimates for this quarter's earnings, with a net average change of -1.88 percent. The average change in earnings estimates over the last 90 days is -1.88 percent. On the other hand, earnings estimates for the fiscal year have been revised downwards by -0.64 percent, as compared to a month ago. If we look at the last 90 days instead, we find a net average change of -0.79 percent in FY estimates.

Another thing investors often look at is the level of agreement among analysts' revisions. 0 analysts have revised their quarterly estimates upwards in the past 30 days, while 5 analysts made negative revisions. Over the same time period, 0 analysts revised their FY earnings estimates upwards, while 7 analysts decreased their estimates.

Analysts estimate earnings of KMB to grow at a rate of 4.06 percent. It's possible to gain additional insight about growth valuation of a company by looking at the PEG ratio. Investors like to see smaller values for the PEG ratio, because that is often interpreted as the company being fairly priced relative to its growth rate. PEG ratios below 1 are often considered desirable, though it could be better to see where the ratio stands relative to peers in the industry. KMB has a PEG ratio of 5.12.

KMB has traded between a high of 136.21 and a low of 111.30 over the past year. The current market price is above the trailing year's low by 11.6 percent, and below the high by 8.81 percent. KMB has a price/earnings ratio of 20.77. Investors typically compare the P/E ratio to a company's peers in the industry. The KMB value stock report compares KMB to some of its peers using value stock charts. The stock has a market capitalization of $43.88 billion. KMB will post this quarters earnings in days, on 0000-00-00.