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Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Stock Forecast & Price Target

$140.51
+4.63 (+3.41%)
(As of 07/24/2024 ET)

Kimberly-Clark - Analysts' Recommendations and Stock Price Forecast (2024)

MarketBeat calculates consensus analyst ratings for stocks using the most recent rating from each Wall Street analyst that has rated a stock within the last twelve months. Each analyst's rating is normalized to a standardized rating score of 1 (sell), 2 (hold), 3 (buy) or 4 (strong buy). Analyst consensus ratings scores are calculated using the mean average of the number of normalized sell, hold, buy and strong buy ratings from Wall Street analysts. Each stock's consensus analyst rating is derived from its calculated consensus ratings score (0 to .5 = Strong Sell, .5 to 1 = Sell, 1 to 1.5 = Reduce, 1.5 to 2.5 = Hold, 2.5 to 3.0 = Moderate Buy, 3.0 to 3.5 = Buy, >3.5 = Strong Buy). MarketBeat's consensus price targets are a mean average of the most recent available price targets set by each analyst that has set a price target for the stock in the last twelve months. MarketBeat's consensus ratings and consensus price targets may differ from those calculated by other firms due to differences in methodology and available data.

Consensus Rating

Based on 15 Wall Street analysts who have issued ratings for Kimberly-Clark in the last 12 months, the stock has a consensus rating of "Hold." Out of the 15 analysts, 2 have given a sell rating, 7 have given a hold rating, and 6 have given a buy rating for KMB.

Consensus Price Target

$145.67
3.67% Upside
High Forecast$174.00
Average Forecast$145.67
Low Forecast$118.00

According to the 15 analysts' twelve-month price targets for Kimberly-Clark, the average price target is $145.67. The highest price target for KMB is $174.00, while the lowest price target for KMB is $118.00. The average price target represents a forecasted upside of 3.67% from the current price of $140.51.

TypeCurrent Forecast
7/26/23 to 7/25/24
1 Month Ago
6/26/23 to 6/25/24
3 Months Ago
4/27/23 to 4/26/24
1 Year Ago
7/26/22 to 7/26/23
Consensus Rating
Hold
Hold
Hold
Reduce
Strong Buy
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
Buy
6 Buy rating(s)
5 Buy rating(s)
3 Buy rating(s)
1 Buy rating(s)
Hold
7 Hold rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
7 Hold rating(s)
8 Hold rating(s)
Sell
2 Sell rating(s)
2 Sell rating(s)
3 Sell rating(s)
2 Sell rating(s)
Consensus Price Target$145.67$141.64$135.50$135.00
Forecasted Upside3.67% Upside5.55% Upside1.02% Upside0.77% Upside
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KMB Analyst Recommendations By Month

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KMB Price Targets by Month

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Kimberly-Clark Stock vs. The Competition

TypeKimberly-ClarkConsumer Staples CompaniesS&P 500
Consensus Rating Score
2.27
2.44
2.51
Consensus RatingHoldHoldModerate Buy
Predicted Upside3.67% Upside709.50% Upside10.62% Upside
News Sentiment RatingPositive News
Positive News
Positive News
DateBrokerageAnalyst NameActionRatingPrice TargetUpside/Downside on Report DateDetails
7/24/2024Royal Bank of Canada
4 of 5 stars
 Reiterated RatingOutperform ➝ Outperform$165.00 ➝ $165.00+18.48%
7/24/2024Deutsche Bank Aktiengesellschaft
2 of 5 stars
 Boost TargetHold ➝ Hold$139.00 ➝ $142.00+1.97%
7/24/2024Wells Fargo & Company
3 of 5 stars
 Lower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$138.00 ➝ $134.00-3.15%
7/23/2024TD Cowen
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R. Moskow
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Initiated CoverageBuy$161.00+11.70%
7/22/2024JPMorgan Chase & Co.
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 Boost TargetUnderweight ➝ Underweight$123.00 ➝ $135.00-5.84%
7/19/2024Barclays
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 Lower TargetEqual Weight ➝ Equal Weight$136.00 ➝ $135.00-6.22%
7/11/2024Piper Sandler
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 Boost TargetOverweight ➝ Overweight$167.00 ➝ $174.00+23.62%
6/24/2024BNP Paribas
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K. Grundy
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Initiated CoverageNeutral$146.00+4.68%
6/13/2024Bank of America
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 UpgradeUnderperform ➝ Buy$115.00 ➝ $160.00+18.35%
4/24/2024Citigroup
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 Boost TargetSell ➝ Sell$111.00 ➝ $125.00-9.16%
4/24/2024HSBC
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 Boost TargetHold ➝ Hold$146.00 ➝ $150.00+9.19%
4/24/2024UBS Group
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 Boost TargetNeutral ➝ Neutral$135.00 ➝ $138.00+0.61%
4/24/2024The Goldman Sachs Group
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 Boost TargetBuy ➝ Buy$135.00 ➝ $152.00+11.50%
3/28/2024Evercore ISI
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 UpgradeIn-Line ➝ Outperform$133.00 ➝ $150.00+17.86%
10/12/2023Sanford C. Bernstein
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 UpgradeUnderperform ➝ Market Perform$125.00 ➝ $118.00-1.17%
4/26/2023Berenberg Bank
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 Boost Target$132.00 ➝ $144.00-0.46%
4/17/2023Morgan Stanley
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 Boost TargetEqual Weight$132.00 ➝ $140.00+1.42%
1/4/2023Jefferies Financial Group
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 DowngradeBuy ➝ Hold$137.00 ➝ $139.00+1.38%
10/12/2022Atlantic Securities
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 UpgradeNeutral ➝ Overweight$135.00+21.22%

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KMB Forecast - Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kimberly-Clark's forecast for 2024?

According to the research reports of 15 Wall Street equities research analysts, the average twelve-month stock price forecast for Kimberly-Clark is $145.67, with a high forecast of $174.00 and a low forecast of $118.00.

Should I buy or sell Kimberly-Clark stock right now?

15 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kimberly-Clark in the last year. There are currently 2 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 6 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" KMB shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in KMB, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.

Does Kimberly-Clark's stock price have much upside?

According to analysts, Kimberly-Clark's stock has a predicted upside of 6.12% based on their 12-month stock forecasts.

Has Kimberly-Clark been upgraded by Wall Street analysts recently?

Over the previous 90 days, Kimberly-Clark's stock had 2 upgrades by analysts.

What analysts cover Kimberly-Clark?
Do Wall Street analysts like Kimberly-Clark more than its competitors?

Analysts like Kimberly-Clark less than other "consumer staples" companies. The consensus rating score for Kimberly-Clark is 2.27 while the average consensus rating score for "consumer staples" companies is 2.44. Learn more on how KMB compares to other companies.


This page (NYSE:KMB) was last updated on 7/25/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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