Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB)’s latest quarter sales figures and margins explained

At the time of writing, Kimberly-Clark Corp. [KMB] stock is trading at $139.43, up 0.11%. In order to assess the stock’s recent performance, you can check whether its short-term value is rising or falling. The KMB shares have gain 1.17% over the last week, with a monthly amount glided 1.77%, and seem to be holding up well over a long-time horizon.

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From an analyst’s perspective:

Kimberly-Clark Corp. [NYSE: KMB] stock has seen the most recent analyst activity on June 24, 2024, when Exane BNP Paribas initiated its Neutral rating and assigned the stock a price target of $146. Previously, BofA Securities upgraded its rating to Buy on June 13, 2024, and elevated its price target to $160. On June 03, 2024, upgrade upgraded it’s rating to Outperform and revised its price target to $165 on the stock. Evercore ISI upgraded its rating to a Outperform and increased its price target to $150 on March 28, 2024. BofA Securities downgraded its rating to Underperform for this stock on December 15, 2023, and downed its price target to $115. In a note dated November 17, 2023, Piper Sandler initiated an Overweight rating and provided a target price of $146 on this stock.

For the past year, the stock price of Kimberly-Clark Corp. fluctuated between $116.32 and $142.20. Currently, Wall Street analysts expect the stock to reach $141.69 within the next 12 months. Kimberly-Clark Corp. [NYSE: KMB] shares were valued at $139.43 at the most recent close of the market. An investor can expect a potential return of 1.62% based on the average KMB price forecast.

Analyzing the KMB fundamentals

According to Kimberly-Clark Corp. [NYSE:KMB], the company’s sales were 20.39B for trailing twelve months, which represents an -0.89% plunge. Gross Profit Margin for this corporation currently stands at 0.35% with Operating Profit Margin at 0.15%, Pretax Profit Margin comes in at 0.06%, and Net Profit Margin reading is 0.09%. To continue investigating profitability, this company’s Return on Assets is posted at 0.1, Equity is 2.27 and Total Capital is 0.3. An extended analysis of the company’s primary financial structure reveals a debt-to-equity ratio of7.63.

Before buying any particular stock, readers tend to pay close attention to the indicators that support and create resistance. The company’s stock is currently sitting at 138.64 points at the first support level, and at 137.85 for the second support level. However, for the 1st resistance point, the stock is sitting at 140.12, and for the 2nd resistance point, it is at 140.81.

Ratios To Look Out For

It is important to note that Kimberly-Clark Corp. [NYSE:KMB] has a current ratio of 0.81. In addition, the Quick Ratio stands at 0.54 and the Cash Ratio stands at 0.12. Considering the valuation of this stock, the price to sales ratio is 2.30, the price to book ratio is 44.98 and price to earnings (TTM) ratio is 25.60.

Transactions by insiders

Recent insider trading involved Cunningham Doug, President, EMEA, that happened on May 10 ’24 when 3833.0 shares were sold. Chairman of the Board and CEO, Hsu Michael D. completed a deal on May 06 ’24 to sell 54191.0 shares. Meanwhile, Vice President and Controller Drexler Andrew sold 2500.0 shares on May 01 ’24.

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