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Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Price Target Cut to $108.00

Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Price Target Cut to $108.00

The stock increased 1.77% or $1.82 during the last trading session, reaching $104.51. Volume on 27-Apr-18 came in at 2.21 million contracts. It has underperformed by 30.33% the S&P500. Profund Advisors LLC increased its stake in Kimberly-Clark by 5.2% during the fourth quarter. Albion Financial Group sold 3,890 shares as the company's stock declined 10.91% with the market. It also reduced its holding in Devon Energy Corp New (NYSE:DVN) by 11,186 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 33,871 shares, and cut its stake in Vodafone Group Plc New (NASDAQ:VOD). Rfg Advisory Group Llc who had been investing in Fs Invt Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $1.83 billion market cap company. Rhumbline Advisers invested in 677,790 shs or 0.17% of the stock. About 670,365 shares traded. SteadyMed Ltd. (NASDAQ:STDY) has declined 15.19% since April 29, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 22.69% the S&P500.

Among 3 analysts covering SteadyMed (NASDAQ:STDY), 3 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 0 Hold. FS Investment had 17 analyst reports since August 12, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has "Mkt Perform" rating given on Friday, December 2 by Bernstein. On Friday, January 29 the stock rating was upgraded by Argus Research to "Buy". The rating was initiated by Tudor Pickering on Friday, March 24 with "Buy". SunTrust maintained it with "Buy" rating and $18000 target in Tuesday, April 10 report. The firm has "Sector Perform" rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm earned "Outperform" rating on Monday, April 16 by Raymond James. Wood maintained FS Investment Corporation (NYSE:FSIC) rating on Monday, May 1. Stifel Nicolaus has "Buy" rating and $19.0 target.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.66 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.53, from 1.01 in 2017Q3. Bank Of Nova Scotia invested in 59,333 shares. 78 funds opened positions while 118 raised stakes. Acg Wealth owns 2,530 shares. (NYSE:MTN). National Asset Management invested in 3,596 shares or 0.1% of the stock. Bridgewater Assoc Lp invested in 0.15% or 154,265 shs. Gam Hldgs Ag holds 0.03% or 16,088 shares. Following the purchase, the director now owns 41,944 shares in the company, valued at $4,764,418.96. Finally, Royal Bank of Canada restated an in-line rating on shares of Kimberly-Clark in a report on Tuesday, April 24th. 4,631 are owned by Raab And Moskowitz Asset Mgmt Ltd Com. Mount Lucas Management LP bought a new position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corp. during the first quarter valued at $3,013,000. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $1.45 earnings per share. 492,480 are owned by Segall Bryant Hamill Limited Liability. Gulf State Bank (Uk) Ltd owns 112,353 shares for 0.17% of their portfolio.

Since January 22, 2018, it had 3 insider purchases, and 2 insider sales for $6.71 million activity. AYAT SIMON sold $5.91M worth of stock. (NYSE:GS) shares were sold by CHAVEZ R. MARTIN. The shares were bought at an average cost of $113.59 per share, with a total value of $227,180.00.

Nomura Asset Management Company Ltd, which manages about $32.64 billion and $8.64B US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Ishares Tr (EMB) by 8,100 shares to 97,660 shares, valued at $11.34M in 2017Q4, according to the filing. The business's revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. equities research analysts anticipate that Kimberly-Clark will post 6.94 EPS for the current fiscal year. Therefore 75% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 64 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by Wells Fargo on Thursday, April 19 with "Hold". Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Barclays set a $119.00 price target on Kimberly-Clark and gave the stock a "hold" rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. The firm has "Buy" rating by Goldman Sachs given on Tuesday, October 25. Cantor Fitzgerald upgraded the stock to "Buy" rating in Monday, January 11 report. The stock now has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $124.63. 103,300 were reported by Blackhill Capital Incorporated. The stock has "Neutral" rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 26.

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Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 sale for $2.77 million activity.

Investors sentiment increased to 1.75 in Q4 2017. The ratio turned negative due to KMB positioning: 72 sold and 404 reduced.

Hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Funds hold 252.01 million shares thus 2.69% more from 2017Q3's 245.40 million shares. Abner Herrman & Brock Limited Liability Corporation holds 0.07% of its portfolio in The Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. 89,979 were accumulated by Fort Washington Invest Advsrs Oh. California-based Assetmark has invested 0% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Legal & General Pcl holds 0.17% or 1.98M shares in its portfolio.

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Monday, April 23rd. Burney reported 0.12% stake. 268.85 million shares or 1.06% less from 271.74 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. The Illinois-based New Vernon Investment Mgmt Limited Liability Com has invested 0.56% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Avalon Ltd holds 0.46% or 125,341 shares in its portfolio. Renaissance Limited Liability Company accumulated 347,100 shares or 0.08% of the stock. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. grew its position in shares of Kimberly-Clark by 67.6% in the third quarter.


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