Barclays Sticks to Its Hold Rating for Kimberly Clark (KMB)

By Jason Carr

Barclays analyst Lauren Lieberman maintained a Hold rating on Kimberly Clark (KMBResearch Report) yesterday and set a price target of $109. The company’s shares closed yesterday at $111.44.

According to, Lieberman is a 2-star analyst with an average return of 0.1% and a 51.6% success rate. Lieberman covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as Edgewell Personal Care, Colgate-Palmolive, and Procter & Gamble.

The word on The Street in general, suggests a Hold analyst consensus rating for Kimberly Clark with a $108.57 average price target, representing a -2.6% downside. In a report released yesterday, Morgan Stanley also upgraded the stock to Hold with a $113 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $122.74 and a one-year low of $97.10. Currently, Kimberly Clark has an average volume of 2.29M.

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Kimberly-Clark Corp. engages in the manufacture and marketing of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. It operates through the following segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional.