Analysts Offer Insights on Consumer Goods Companies: Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB), Celanese Corp (NYSE: CE) and Hexcel (NYSE: HXL)

By Ryan Adsit

Companies in the Consumer Goods sector have received a lot of coverage today as analysts weigh in on Kimberly Clark (KMBResearch Report), Celanese Corp (CEResearch Report) and Hexcel (HXLResearch Report).

Kimberly Clark (KMB)

Morgan Stanley analyst Dara Mohsenian maintained a Hold rating on Kimberly Clark today and set a price target of $139.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $132.49.

According to TipRanks.com, Mohsenian is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 4.4% and a 68.2% success rate. Mohsenian covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Constellation Brands Inc, Mondelez International, and Edgewell Personal Care.

Kimberly Clark has an analyst consensus of Moderate Buy, with a price target consensus of $140.17, representing a 7.4% upside. In a report released yesterday, Deutsche Bank also upgraded the stock to Hold with a $124.00 price target.

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Celanese Corp (CE)

J.P. Morgan analyst Jeffrey Zekauskas maintained a Buy rating on Celanese Corp today and set a price target of $124.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $122.05, close to its 52-week high of $127.15.

According to TipRanks.com, Zekauskas is a 3-star analyst with an average return of 2.4% and a 59.9% success rate. Zekauskas covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as International Flavors & Fragrances, Sherwin-Williams Company, and Avery Dennison Corp.

Currently, the analyst consensus on Celanese Corp is a Moderate Buy with an average price target of $124.33, representing a 4.3% upside. In a report issued on October 15, Wells Fargo also initiated coverage with a Buy rating on the stock with a $140.00 price target.

Hexcel (HXL)

Credit Suisse analyst Robert Spingarn maintained a Hold rating on Hexcel today and set a price target of $78.00. The company’s shares closed last Monday at $74.85.

According to TipRanks.com, Spingarn is a 5-star analyst with an average return of 16.7% and a 68.8% success rate. Spingarn covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as L3Harris Technologies Inc, Transdigm Group Inc, and Huntington Ingalls.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Hexcel with a $83.89 average price target, representing an 11.7% upside. In a report issued on October 15, Wells Fargo also initiated coverage with a Hold rating on the stock with a $85.00 price target.

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