Motco Continues to Hold Position in Kimberly Clark (KMB); Altfest L J & Company Has Trimmed Its Walmart (WMT) Stake as Share Price Declined

June 17, 2018 - By Ellis Scott

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Motco increased its stake in Kimberly Clark Corp (KMB) by 10% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Motco bought 2,765 shares as the company’s stock declined 7.86% with the market. The institutional investor held 30,427 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $3.35M, up from 27,662 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Motco who had been investing in Kimberly Clark Corp for a number of months, seems to be bullish on the $36.14 billion market cap company. The stock increased 1.37% or $1.4 during the last trading session, reaching $103.44. About 3.45M shares traded or 41.16% up from the average. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has declined 18.50% since June 17, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 31.07% the S&P500. Some Historical KMB News: 08/03/2018 – lntelex Technologies Appoints Scott Gaddis as Health & Safety Practice Leader, EHSQ Content Strategy; 15/05/2018 – Panagora Adds Aptiv, Exits Visteon, Cuts Kimberly-Clark: 13F; 11/05/2018 – KIMBERLY-CLARK NAMES KIM UNDERHILL HEAD OF N. AMERICA UNIT; 12/04/2018 – Kimberly-Clark Estimates $100 Million Investment to Expand Mobile Manufacturing Facility; 30/05/2018 – Kimberly-Clark at AllianceBernstein Conference Tomorrow; 03/05/2018 – KIMBERLY-CLARK DE MEXICO INFORMS ON ANTITRUST INVESTIGATION; 16/05/2018 – KIMBERLY-CLARK DE MEXICO ANNOUNCES A MXN3B TERM LOAN AGREEMENT; 23/04/2018 – KIMBERLY-CLARK 1Q ADJ EPS $1.71, EST. $1.68; 23/04/2018 – Kimberly-Clark Sees FY Net Sales Up 2% To Up 3%; 16/04/2018 – Sierra Nevada Brewing Company Taps Kimberly-Clark Professional to Recycle Used Gloves at its California and North Carolina Faci

Altfest L J & Company Inc decreased its stake in Walmart Inc (WMT) by 34.71% based on its latest 2018Q1 regulatory filing with the SEC. Altfest L J & Company Inc sold 5,862 shares as the company’s stock declined 11.45% with the market. The institutional investor held 11,028 shares of the consumer services company at the end of 2018Q1, valued at $981,000, down from 16,890 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Altfest L J & Company Inc who had been investing in Walmart Inc for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $246.99B market cap company. The stock decreased 0.11% or $0.09 during the last trading session, reaching $83.7. About 12.50 million shares traded or 33.42% up from the average. Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has risen 5.30% since June 17, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 7.27% the S&P500. Some Historical WMT News: 30/04/2018 – UK grocer J Sainsbury announces merger deal with Walmart’s Asda; 17/05/2018 – Walmart 1Q Rev Ex-Currency $120.7 Billion; 09/05/2018 – WALMART – INVESTMENT IN FLIPKART INCLUDES $2 BLN OF NEW EQUITY FUNDING; 22/05/2018 – Chicken of the Sea International Resolves Antitrust Lawsuit With Walmart; 30/04/2018 – Walmart’s UK merger deal is a ‘protection program’ against Amazon, expert says; 04/04/2018 – CORRECTED (OFFICIAL)-Walmart opens first high-tech small-sized supermarket in China; 20/03/2018 – WALMART’S MARC LORE SAYS WILL STICK WITH RETAILER FOR 5 YEARS; 19/04/2018 – WALMART WALMART LAUNCHES CHECK OUT WITH ME, A NEW SERVICE; 06/04/2018 – Krishna N. Das: Walmart completes due diligence for buying into Flipkart; 10/05/2018 – MORRISONS MRW.L CEO SAYS EXPECTS TO PROVIDE COMMENT TO UK’S CMA ON SAINSBURY’S-ASDA DEAL

Since January 29, 2018, it had 1 buy, and 3 selling transactions for $2.93 million activity. DECHERD ROBERT W bought $200,100 worth of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Tuesday, April 24. Shares for $321,643 were sold by MacQuillan Sandra. Underhill Kimberly K also sold $2.77M worth of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) shares.

More news for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) were recently published by: Seekingalpha.com, which released: “Should You Buy Kimberly-Clark? It Depends” on June 10, 2018. Seekingalpha.com‘s article titled: “Dividend Growth Stocks In A Stealth Bear Market! Kimberly-Clark Corporation: Part 2” and published on May 30, 2018 is yet another important article.

Among 19 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 64 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. Citigroup downgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) rating on Monday, December 11. Citigroup has “Sell” rating and $113.0 target. The firm has “Sell” rating given on Wednesday, January 24 by Citigroup. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Thursday, November 2 by Societe Generale. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, August 1 by RBC Capital Markets. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Tuesday, October 25 by Goldman Sachs. The rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform” on Tuesday, November 15. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) earned “Neutral” rating by UBS on Wednesday, July 26. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, May 30 by Jefferies. The company was maintained on Wednesday, July 26 by Citigroup. Jefferies maintained the stock with “Hold” rating in Thursday, January 4 report.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.9 in 2018 Q1. Its down 0.03, from 0.93 in 2017Q4. It dived, as 63 investors sold KMB shares while 413 reduced holdings. 95 funds opened positions while 333 raised stakes. 247.29 million shares or 1.87% less from 252.01 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. Farmers Commercial Bank holds 1.13% or 16,559 shares. First Manhattan stated it has 134,155 shares or 0.08% of all its holdings. Whittier stated it has 24,658 shares or 0.09% of all its holdings. Holowesko Ptnrs Limited has 637,200 shares. Dupont Capital Management holds 0.06% or 21,500 shares. Carlton Hofferkamp And Jenks Wealth Mgmt Ltd Liability Com has invested 0.31% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Confluence Wealth Ltd Liability Corp has 6,252 shares for 0.35% of their portfolio. Putnam Invs Ltd Liability Com owns 0.56% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) for 2.19 million shares. Burney Communications invested 0.12% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Meiji Yasuda Asset Ltd holds 0.19% or 17,968 shares. First City owns 3,543 shares or 0.29% of their US portfolio. Louisiana State Employees Retirement System stated it has 21,400 shares or 0.11% of all its holdings. Moreover, Earnest Prtn Ltd Limited Liability Company has 0.05% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Natixis, a France-based fund reported 61,868 shares. Carlson Cap Ltd Partnership accumulated 83,275 shares.

Motco, which manages about $975.79 million US Long portfolio, decreased its stake in Schlumberger Limited (NYSE:SLB) by 41,301 shares to 46,225 shares, valued at $3.00M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also reduced its holding in Blackrock Inc (NYSE:BLK) by 1,120 shares in the quarter, leaving it with 20,042 shares, and cut its stake in Deere & Company (NYSE:DE).

Altfest L J & Company Inc, which manages about $231.81M US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Select Sector Spdr Tr (XLU) by 25,035 shares to 31,175 shares, valued at $1.58M in 2018Q1, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Ishares Inc (EWY) by 98,043 shares in the quarter, for a total of 123,081 shares, and has risen its stake in Halliburton Co (NYSE:HAL).

Analysts await Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) to report earnings on August, 16. They expect $1.22 earnings per share, up 12.96% or $0.14 from last year’s $1.08 per share. WMT’s profit will be $3.60B for 17.15 P/E if the $1.22 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.14 actual earnings per share reported by Walmart Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 7.02% EPS growth.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.88 in Q1 2018. Its down 0.11, from 0.99 in 2017Q4. It fall, as 100 investors sold WMT shares while 555 reduced holdings. 128 funds opened positions while 451 raised stakes. 856.22 million shares or 1.10% less from 865.70 million shares in 2017Q4 were reported. 8.89 million are held by Ameriprise Financial. Chilton Inv Company Limited Company, a Connecticut-based fund reported 3,858 shares. Sterneck Capital Mngmt reported 6,423 shares or 0.34% of all its holdings. Ironwood Invest Counsel Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 2.46% or 62,141 shares. Parsons Capital Management Incorporated Ri has invested 0.14% in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT). Frontier Investment holds 0% or 182,884 shares in its portfolio. Goldman Sachs Grp Inc invested in 0.32% or 14.13M shares. Jane Street accumulated 275,092 shares. Lincoln National holds 0.05% or 13,891 shares. Advsr Cap Mgmt Limited Com accumulated 0.04% or 6,069 shares. Bright Rock Mngmt Limited Company invested in 67,000 shares. Assetmark reported 17,177 shares. Exane Derivatives owns 2,241 shares or 0% of their US portfolio. First Retail Bank Of Mount Dora Invest Service holds 1.34% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 32,674 shares. Mcgowan Asset Mngmt holds 0.04% of its portfolio in Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) for 2,442 shares.

Among 38 analysts covering Wal-Mart Stores Inc (NYSE:WMT), 17 have Buy rating, 0 Sell and 21 Hold. Therefore 45% are positive. Wal-Mart Stores Inc had 159 analyst reports since August 14, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. As per Wednesday, February 22, the company rating was maintained by RBC Capital Markets. The rating was maintained by Jefferies on Thursday, November 16 with “Buy”. The firm earned “Underperform” rating on Saturday, August 22 by Wolfe Research. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Hold” rating given on Friday, January 20 by Stifel Nicolaus. Deutsche Bank maintained the shares of WMT in report on Sunday, August 23 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating given on Monday, June 6 by Jefferies. The stock of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) has “Equal-Weight” rating given on Thursday, March 31 by Barclays Capital. Robert W. Baird maintained the shares of WMT in report on Monday, October 2 with “Buy” rating. BMO Capital Markets maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, October 13. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $91 target. BMO Capital Markets maintained Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) rating on Friday, November 17. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $99 target.

Since June 5, 2018, it had 0 insider buys, and 11 sales for $838.36 million activity. WALTON ALICE L sold $92.97 million worth of stock or 1.11 million shares. WALTON JIM C sold $92.97 million worth of stock. Furner John R. had sold 18,500 shares worth $1.57M on Wednesday, June 6. On Thursday, June 7 Chojnowski David sold $464,176 worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) or 5,442 shares. $676,503 worth of Walmart Inc. (NYSE:WMT) shares were sold by Canney Jacqueline P.

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