Kimberly (KMB) Stock Value Declined While Asset Advisors Cut Its Position; Occidental Petroleum (OXY) Shareholder Valicenti Advisory Services Trimmed Stake

April 20, 2018 - By Neil V. Hobbs

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Asset Advisors Corp decreased its stake in Kimberly (KMB) by 5.28% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Asset Advisors Corp sold 4,893 shares as the company’s stock declined 10.91% with the market. The institutional investor held 87,777 shares of the containers and packaging company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $10.59M, down from 92,670 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Asset Advisors Corp who had been investing in Kimberly for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $36.18 billion market cap company. The stock decreased 2.99% or $3.19 during the last trading session, reaching $103.34. About 4.09M shares traded or 69.07% up from the average. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has declined 18.78% since April 20, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 30.33% the S&P500.

Valicenti Advisory Services Inc decreased its stake in Occidental Petroleum Corp (OXY) by 22.13% based on its latest 2017Q4 regulatory filing with the SEC. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc sold 10,303 shares as the company’s stock declined 9.82% with the market. The institutional investor held 36,264 shares of the oil & gas production company at the end of 2017Q4, valued at $2.67M, down from 46,567 at the end of the previous reported quarter. Valicenti Advisory Services Inc who had been investing in Occidental Petroleum Corp for a number of months, seems to be less bullish one the $58.18 billion market cap company. The stock increased 0.09% or $0.07 during the last trading session, reaching $75.99. About 5.46 million shares traded. Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) has risen 4.69% since April 20, 2017 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 6.86% the S&P500.

Investors sentiment decreased to 0.93 in 2017 Q4. Its down 0.03, from 0.96 in 2017Q3. It worsened, as 72 investors sold KMB shares while 404 reduced holdings. 99 funds opened positions while 344 raised stakes. 252.01 million shares or 2.69% more from 245.40 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Beck Mack And Oliver Ltd Liability owns 78,375 shares. Citadel Advisors Ltd Liability Company stated it has 0% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). 22 were accumulated by Smith Asset Mngmt Group Inc Ltd Partnership. Pennsylvania-based Roffman Miller Inc Pa has invested 0.77% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Cibc Asset Mngmt invested in 56,595 shares. Atwood Palmer invested in 37,762 shares. Blackhill Capital Inc reported 103,300 shares. D Scott Neal Incorporated invested in 444 shares. California Pub Employees Retirement System reported 0.14% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). First Quadrant LP Ca has invested 0.01% in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Wellington Shields Limited Liability Co reported 0.18% stake. Panagora Asset has 0.62% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Moreover, Cwm Limited Com has 0.01% invested in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Winslow Asset Mngmt Incorporated stated it has 0.08% of its portfolio in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB). Sun Life Incorporated reported 769 shares stake.

Analysts await Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) to report earnings on April, 23 before the open. They expect $1.70 EPS, up 8.28% or $0.13 from last year’s $1.57 per share. KMB’s profit will be $595.12 million for 15.20 P/E if the $1.70 EPS becomes a reality. After $1.57 actual EPS reported by Kimberly-Clark Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 8.28% EPS growth.

Asset Advisors Corp, which manages about $657.91M and $611.42 million US Long portfolio, upped its stake in Verizon Comms (NYSE:VZ) by 18,050 shares to 20,735 shares, valued at $1.10 million in 2017Q4, according to the filing. It also increased its holding in Sherwin Williams Co (NYSE:SHW) by 1,720 shares in the quarter, for a total of 8,850 shares, and has risen its stake in Albemarle Corp (NYSE:ALB).

Since January 29, 2018, it had 0 buys, and 1 insider sale for $2.77 million activity.

Among 18 analysts covering Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 11 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Kimberly-Clark had 59 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating by RBC Capital Markets given on Thursday, October 12. Goldman Sachs maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) on Tuesday, October 25 with “Buy” rating. The company was maintained on Tuesday, October 10 by Jefferies. Wells Fargo reinitiated the shares of KMB in report on Tuesday, November 15 with “Market Perform” rating. On Wednesday, April 19 the stock rating was maintained by Jefferies with “”. The rating was initiated by Societe Generale with “Hold” on Friday, August 21. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Thursday, January 4 by Jefferies. As per Tuesday, October 25, the company rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank. Citigroup maintained Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) rating on Wednesday, January 24. Citigroup has “Sell” rating and $112 target. The stock of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 11 by Citigroup.

Analysts await Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) to report earnings on May, 8 after the close. They expect $0.64 earnings per share, up 326.67% or $0.49 from last year’s $0.15 per share. OXY’s profit will be $490.03 million for 29.68 P/E if the $0.64 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.41 actual earnings per share reported by Occidental Petroleum Corporation for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts 56.10% EPS growth.

Among 22 analysts covering Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY), 6 have Buy rating, 1 Sell and 15 Hold. Therefore 27% are positive. Occidental Petroleum Corporation had 90 analyst reports since August 3, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The firm has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, January 16 by Mizuho. The company was maintained on Friday, July 28 by Jefferies. The stock of Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) earned “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, August 5. BMO Capital Markets maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) rating on Monday, November 6. BMO Capital Markets has “Hold” rating and $63.0 target. Piper Jaffray maintained the shares of OXY in report on Tuesday, January 23 with “Hold” rating. Cowen & Co maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) on Thursday, January 18 with “Buy” rating. Jefferies maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) rating on Thursday, June 22. Jefferies has “Hold” rating and $6400 target. Mitsubishi UFJ initiated Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) on Monday, May 29 with “Hold” rating. The firm has “Buy” rating by Cowen & Co given on Tuesday, July 18. Barclays Capital maintained Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) on Thursday, July 14 with “Underweight” rating.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.93 in Q4 2017. Its up 0.04, from 0.89 in 2017Q3. It is positive, as 51 investors sold OXY shares while 352 reduced holdings. 113 funds opened positions while 262 raised stakes. 613.25 million shares or 1.87% more from 602.00 million shares in 2017Q3 were reported. Limited Ca accumulated 90,725 shares. Drw Securities Lc invested in 0.08% or 10,728 shares. Wilen Invest Corp has invested 0.85% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Advantus Cap Mgmt holds 77,101 shares. Flossbach Von Storch Ag, a Germany-based fund reported 2.24M shares. Optimum Invest accumulated 2,950 shares or 0.07% of the stock. Sasco Capital Ct holds 1.54M shares. First Quadrant Limited Partnership Ca accumulated 1,100 shares. Green Square Capital Ltd Liability Corporation accumulated 12,196 shares or 0.14% of the stock. Kdi Ltd holds 0.56% or 19,046 shares in its portfolio. Moneta Gp Investment Advisors Lc reported 1,147 shares. The Missouri-based Financial Services has invested 0.08% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). Carret Asset Mgmt Ltd Limited Liability Company holds 0.18% of its portfolio in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY) for 15,917 shares. Earnest Ptnrs Limited Liability stated it has 0.04% of its portfolio in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY). The Ontario – Canada-based Td Asset Mngmt has invested 0.36% in Occidental Petroleum Corporation (NYSE:OXY).

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