Kimberly-Clark 2Q Earnings Pregame Scorecard

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Having topped analysts' estimates last quarter by 7 cents per share, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) is expected to deliver its latest earnings on Thursday, July 26, 2012.

Expectations

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Analysts currently expect Kimberly-Clark to come in with earnings of $1.28 per share on revenues of $5.28 billion. Estimates from analysts range from earnings per share to earnings per share. Over the past three months, the average estimate has moved up from $1.27.

Stock Movement

In terms of price changes, the stock's best recent streak was when it gained $2.92 per share between June 1, 2012 and June 8, 2012.

Company Fundamental Trends

Stock Ratings

Analysts think investors should stand pat on Kimberly-Clark with 10 of 14 analysts rating it hold. Analyst sentiment has been waning recently, as the average rating has dropped slightly over the past three months.

Last Quarter's Results

In the first quarter, profit rose 33.7% to $468 million ($1.18 a share) from $350 million (86 cents a share) the year earlier, exceeding analyst expectations. Revenue rose 4.2% to $5.24 billion from $5.03 billion.

Summary

Reporting Period: 2Q

Date of Release: Thursday, July 26, 2012 before market open

EPS: $1.28

Revenue Estimate: $5.28 billion

(Company fundamentals by Xignite Financials. Earnings estimates provided by Zacks)