PolyOne (POL) Analysts See $0.56 EPS; Kimberly Clark Has 0.97 Sentiment

October 12, 2017 - By Richard Conner

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The company has market cap of $41.64 billion. The Company’s divisions include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. It has a 19.69 P/E ratio. The Company’s Personal Care segment offers various solutions and products, such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products.

Analysts expect PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) to report $0.56 EPS on October, 25.They anticipate $0.00 EPS change or 0.00% from last quarter’s $0.56 EPS. POL’s profit would be $45.72M giving it 18.26 P/E if the $0.56 EPS is correct. After having $0.63 EPS previously, PolyOne Corporation’s analysts see -11.11% EPS growth. It closed at $40.91 lastly. It is down 5.26% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 11.44% the S&P500.

Analysts await Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) to report earnings on October, 23 before the open. They expect $1.55 EPS, up 1.97% or $0.03 from last year’s $1.52 per share. KMB’s profit will be $547.71M for 19.01 P/E if the $1.55 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.49 actual EPS reported by Kimberly Clark Corp for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 4.03% EPS growth.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 0 insider buys, and 3 sales for $4.16 million activity.

Ratings analysis reveals 0 of Kimberly-Clark’s analysts are positive. Out of 5 Wall Street analysts rating Kimberly-Clark, 0 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 4 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $109.0 while the high is $128.0. The stock’s average target of $118.75 is 0.77% above today’s ($117.84) share price. KMB was included in 5 notes of analysts from October 25, 2016. The firm has “Neutral” rating by B. Riley & Co given on Tuesday, October 25. RBC Capital Markets maintained it with “Sector Perform” rating and $118.0 target in Tuesday, October 25 report. Barclays Capital downgraded it to “Equal Weight” rating and $109.0 target in Monday, January 9 report. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 25 by Deutsche Bank. The stock has “Underperform” rating by CLSA on Wednesday, October 26.

It closed at $117.84 lastly. It is down 0.32% since October 12, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.38% the S&P500.

Associated Banc holds 7.51% of its portfolio in Kimberly Clark Corp for 1.02 million shares. Legacy Private Trust Co. owns 310,429 shares or 5.07% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Patten Group Inc. has 3.64% invested in the company for 73,942 shares. The California-based Cornerstone Capital Inc. has invested 3.3% in the stock. Schaper Benz & Wise Investment Counsel Inc Wi, a Wisconsin-based fund reported 154,391 shares.

PolyOne Corporation provides specialized polymer materials, services and solutions. The company has market cap of $3.34 billion. The Company’s divisions include Color, Additives and Inks; Specialty Engineered Materials; Performance Products and Solutions, and PolyOne Distribution. It has a 19.49 P/E ratio. The Color, Additives and Inks segment provides custom color and additive concentrates in solid and liquid form for thermoplastics, dispersions for thermosets.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in Q2 2017. Its down 0.18, from 1.11 in 2017Q1. It dropped, as 32 investors sold PolyOne Corporation shares while 86 reduced holdings. 45 funds opened positions while 65 raised stakes. 73.89 million shares or 1.41% more from 72.86 million shares in 2017Q1 were reported. 49,084 were accumulated by Susquehanna International Llp. Bnp Paribas Arbitrage reported 0.01% stake. Campbell Inv Adviser Limited Liability Corporation stated it has 5,739 shares. The North Carolina-based Sterling Cap Management Limited Liability has invested 0.27% in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL). South Dakota Inv Council holds 16,700 shares. Oakbrook Invs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 6,050 shares or 0.02% of its portfolio. Morgan Stanley owns 0.01% invested in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL) for 599,387 shares. Victory Cap invested in 0.11% or 1.17M shares. State Of Tennessee Treasury Department has invested 0.01% in PolyOne Corporation (NYSE:POL). Prelude Mgmt Llc owns 1,400 shares. Sg Americas Secs Ltd Liability Company stated it has 26,412 shares or 0.01% of all its holdings. Qs Ltd Liability Corporation holds 0% or 10 shares. Texas Permanent School Fund holds 59,691 shares. Azimuth Capital Ltd Llc owns 8,100 shares. First Midwest Bancorporation Division reported 31,046 shares.

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