Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB): Price and Financial Metrics

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB): $132.98

-1.23 (-0.92%)

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  • KMB scores best on the Stability dimension, with a Stability rank ahead of 81.69% of US stocks.
  • KMB's strongest trending metric is Quality; it's been moving down over the last 200 days.
  • KMB ranks lowest in Sentiment; there it ranks in the 6th percentile.

KMB Stock Summary

  • Kimberly Clark Corp's capital turnover -- a measure of revenue relative to shareholder's equity -- is better than 99.25% of US listed stocks.
  • Of note is the ratio of Kimberly Clark Corp's sales and general administrative expense to its total operating expenses; 97.66% of US stocks have a lower such ratio.
  • KMB's equity multiplier -- a measure of assets relative to shareholders'equity -- is greater than that of 98.89% of US stocks.
  • If you're looking for stocks that are quantitatively similar to Kimberly Clark Corp, a group of peers worth examining would be DAL, SYY, CL, JWN, and WAT.
  • Visit KMB's SEC page to see the company's official filings. To visit the company's web site, go to

KMB Price Target

For more insight on analysts targets of KMB, see our KMB price target page. And for a list of of all stocks sorted by upside potential based on analyst target price, see our Top Price Target page.

Average Price Target $146.34 Average Broker Recommendation 1.97 (Hold)

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KMB Price/Volume Stats

Current price $132.98 52-week high $160.16
Prev. close $134.21 52-week low $128.02
Day low $132.93 Volume 2,729,100
Day high $134.69 Avg. volume 2,356,938
50-day MA $135.18 Dividend yield 3.4%
200-day MA $140.11 Market Cap 44.87B

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Company Bio

Kimberly Clark manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and K-C professional products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The company was founded in 1872 and is based in Dallas, Texas.

KMB Price Forecast Based on DCF Valuation

Current PriceDCF Fair Value Target: Forecasted Gain:
$132.98$75.88 -44%

Below please find a table outlining a discounted cash flow forecast for KMB, in which we model out valuation assuming a variety of terminal growth rates. To summarize, we found that Kimberly Clark Corp ranked in the 41th percentile in terms of potential gain offered. Our DCF analysis suggests the stock is overvalued by about 43.67%. As for the metrics that stood out in our discounted cash flow analysis of Kimberly Clark Corp, consider:

  • As a business, KMB is generating more cash flow than 77.87% of positive cash flow stocks in the Consumer Defensive.
  • Kimberly Clark Corp's weighted average cost of capital (WACC) is 9%; for context, that number is higher than merely 19.57% of tickers in our DCF set.
  • KMB's estimated cost of debt, based largely on its market capitalization and its interest coverage ratio, is 3%; for context, that number is higher than merely 19.57% of tickers in our DCF set.

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CVGW, FLO, AGFS, COST, and HSY can be thought of as valuation peers to KMB, in the sense that they are in the Consumer Defensive sector and have a similar price forecast based on DCF valuation.

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Toilet paper is getting more expensive due to soaring prices for its key ingredient. It's the latest item to be squeezed by high demand and shipping delays as the economy reopens.

Summary List Placement Toilet paper is about to get more expensive. According to CNN's Nathaniel Meyersohn, the cost of wood pulp, the key ingredient used to make toilet paper, has soared over the last six months: Pulp cost $606 per metric ton in September, and cost over $907 per metric ton by April. "We've never seen monthly price increases like this in the history of the business," pulp industry analyst Brian McClay told CNN, adding that the prices he's seeing right now are "unheard of." McClay attributed to price hike to shipping delays worldwide, as well as a recovery in China, which is the world's biggest buyer of wood pulp. The rising prices are already impacting brands. CNN cited data from Nielsen IQ, which found that toilet paper prices jumped 15.6% during the year ending on May...

Business Insider | May 10, 2021

Why The Honest Company is overvalued ahead of its IPO, according to a veteran stock analyst

Summary List Placement The Honest Company's IPO is overvalued, according to David Trainer , CEO of investment research firm New Constructs. At the midpoint of its IPO price-range, Jessica Alba's sustainable products company has an expected valuation of roughly $1.4 billion, which Trainer says is "honestly overvalued." On Tuesday the company priced its initial public offering of 25,807,000 shares of common stock at $16 per share, slightly higher than the midpoint. But Trainer says the stock shouldn't be worth more than $7 a share. "A valuation at $15/share implies the company's profits will be three times greater than Revlon (REV), and we think the chances of that happening are very low because the incumbent consumer companies that compete with The Honest Company already own all the shel...

Business Insider | May 5, 2021

These companies are jacking up prices because of exploding inflation

Some of your favorite consumer brands want more of your money because of surging inflation.

Yahoo | May 5, 2021

Jessica  Alba’s Honest Co., Investors Raise $413 Million in IPO

(Bloomberg) -- The Honest Co., the personal care brand co-founded by actress Jessica Alba, raised $413 million in an initial public offering priced within a marketed range.The company and its shareholders on Tuesday sold about 25.8 million shares for $16 each, according to a statement confirming an earlier Bloomberg News report. The shares had been marketed for $14 to $17, with the company offering 6.5 million shares and existing investors selling 19.4 million.The company has a market value at the IPO price of about $1.45 billion based on the outstanding shares listed in its filings with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission. Fully diluted to include employee stock options and restricted stock units, that value rises to more than $1.7 billion.Founded in 2011, Honest has grown into...

Yahoo | May 5, 2021

Warren Buffett: We are seeing substantial inflation and are raising prices

Warren Buffett sounds the alarm bell on inflation.

Yahoo | May 1, 2021

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KMB Price Returns

1-mo -3.08%
3-mo 1.53%
6-mo -3.66%
1-year 0.11%
3-year 39.84%
5-year 20.70%
YTD -0.50%
2020 0.95%
2019 24.57%
2018 -2.06%
2017 9.04%
2016 -7.69%

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