Janney Montgomery Scott LLC Increases Position in Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB)

Ivan Schwartz
January 18, 2018

The institutional investor held 59,155 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $6.96 million, down from 62,094 at the end of the previous reported quarter. The stock has a market cap of $39,741.54, a PE ratio of 18.85, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.77 and a beta of 0.75. 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. About 91,694 shares traded. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) has risen 0.32% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

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The FCF Yield 5yr Average is calculated by taking the five year average free cash flow of a company, and dividing it by the current enterprise value. Primecap Management Company sold 1.90M shares as the company's stock rose 26.83% with the market. Nantahala Capital Management Llc who had been investing in Scientific Games Corp (Call) for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $4.81B market cap company. The total number of shares traded in the last 90-day period is 0. Analog Devices, Inc. (NASDAQ:ADI) has risen 45.85% since January 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has outperformed by 43.30% the S&P500. 122,681 Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS) shares with value of $4.56 million were sold by Kennedy James C. Hap Trading Limited Liability Company holds 37,022 shares. Therefore 75% are positive. The firm has "Buy" rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Societe Generale. On Friday, December 16 the stock rating was downgraded by Macquarie Research to "Neutral". The rating was upgraded by Goldman Sachs to "Buy" on Monday, December 14. (NASDAQ:ADI) earned "Buy" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Tuesday, May 30. The firm has "Market Perform" rating given on Tuesday, October 24 by Wells Fargo. (NASDAQ:INTU) on Thursday, September 7. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with "Buy" rating and $80 target in Thursday, September 8 report. Kimberly Clark presently has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus price target of $126.50. The institutional investor held 1.73 million shares of the integrated oil company at the end of 2017Q3, valued at $66.57 million, down from 1.90M at the end of the previous reported quarter. Amer Century invested in 1.18 million shares or 0.1% of the stock.

Investors sentiment decreased to 1.41 in Q3 2017. Looking at some alternate time periods, the 12 month price index is 1.01981, the 24 month is 0.96078, and the 36 month is 1.06875. It increased, as 52 investors sold AAPL shares while 1034 reduced holdings. 100 funds opened positions while 234 raised stakes. Alpha Cubed Investments invested in 4,846 shares or 0.13% of the stock. Marshall McAlister C II had sold 13,500 shares worth $1.04 million. The MF Rank of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is 1947. APG Asset Management N.V. raised its position in shares of Kimberly Clark by 35.9% during the 3rd quarter. Kimberly-Clark Corporation's payout ratio is 67.03%. Voloridge Inv Ltd Liability holds 0.59% or 223,643 shares in its portfolio. Orca Investment Llc stated it has 3,668 shares. Baxter Bros reported 14,611 shares. Tudor Invest Corp Et Al owns 8,584 shares. Federated Invsts Inc Pa reported 0.01% of its portfolio in CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW). Arrowstreet Cap LP has 451,277 shares. Comerica Securities Inc owns 5,780 shares. Kentucky Retirement Insur Trust Fund holds 3.76% of its portfolio in Apple Inc. Gabelli Funds Limited Co invested 0.08% of its portfolio in Scientific Games Corporation (NASDAQ:SGMS). Moreover, Glenmede Na has 0.09% invested in Analog Devices, Inc.

Spectrum Management Group Inc, which manages about $448.94 million and $307.60M US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Spdr S&P Midcap 400 Etf Tr (MDY) by 32,491 shares to 147,321 shares, valued at $48.08M in 2017Q3, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Bristol (NYSE:BMY) by 59,900 shares in the quarter, for a total of 6.37M shares, and has risen its stake in T (NYSE:TMUS).

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Investors sentiment increased to 1.55 in 2017 Q3. Its down 0.01, from 0.97 in 2017Q2. Of those transactions, there were 134,779 shares of KMB bought and 245,302 shares sold. (NASDAQ:INTU). House holds 143,775 shares. Asset Incorporated accumulated 2,546 shares. (NYSE:TYL) for 915,344 shares. The original version of this piece can be read at https://registrarjournal.com/2018/01/17/janney-montgomery-scott-llc-increases-position-in-kimberly-clark-corp-kmb.html. The Earnings Yield for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is 0.071029. Smith Asset Group Limited Partnership, a Texas-based fund reported 47,110 shares. Proshare Advisors Ltd owns 71,814 shares. 112,353 were accumulated by Gulf Interest Bancorporation (Uk). Eagle Asset Mngmt Inc invested 0.01% in CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW). Pennsylvania reported 44,948 shares. 771 are owned by Willingdon Wealth.

Analysts await Analog Devices, Inc. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 1,116 shares of the company's stock worth $144,000 after acquiring an additional 6 shares in the last quarter. The low EPS estimate is $1.02, while the high EPS estimate is $2.53.

According to the Recommendation Trends of the stock polled by Zacks Investment Research for this month, the company has a consensus recommendation of 3.18 out of the scale from 1 to 5 where 1 stands for Strong Buy and 5 means Strong Sell.

Among 10 analysts covering CDW (NASDAQ:CDW), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 3 Hold. Therefore 57% are positive. World Fuel Services Corp had 11 analyst reports since July 31, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The rating was maintained by UBS with "Neutral" on Wednesday, July 26. Bank of America maintained the shares of INT in report on Monday, February 22 with "Neutral" rating. Kepler Cheuvreux downgraded the shares of BP in report on Friday, June 30 to "Reduce" rating. The company was downgraded on Monday, December 11 by Citigroup.

The average Wall Street analyst rating for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is Hold, according to the average of 11 analyst scores. With that said, researchers took a deep dive into the hotly debated question: is it too early to buy Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). The stock of CDW Corporation (NASDAQ:CDW) earned "Outperform" rating by RBC Capital Markets on Thursday, November 5.

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