Analyst Commentary On Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN), Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) is struggling to gain traction with investors, as evidenced by its 3.25 million shares volume. The daily trading volume average remained 2.27 million shares over the course of 3 months. The stock had opened the regular trading at $53.55 and managed a -0.06% price change to reach $53.39 through the close.

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) Analyst Opinion

Nordstrom, Inc. has a consensus hold rating from 22 Wall Street analysts, and the number of shares currently sold short amount to at least 11.59% of shares outstanding. The stock spiked 0.87% last month and is up 12.68 this year. Wall Street is only getting more bullish on the stock, with 5 of analysts who cover JWN having a buy-equivalent rating. Analysts have placed a $52.44 price target on Nordstrom, Inc., suggesting a -1.78% decline from recent close. It’s currently trading about -1.33% below its 52-week high.

Nordstrom, Inc. Earnings Surprise

Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) surprised the stock market in its last reported earnings when it earned $0.51 a piece versus the consensus-estimated $0.43. Its revenue totaled $3.46 billion down -26.52% from the previous quarter.

Nordstrom, Inc. (NYSE:JWN) Intraday View

This stock (JWN) is ahead of its 52-week low with 41.27%. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 3.18% which for the week stands at 2.67%. The share price has moved forward from its 20 days moving average, trading at a distance of 2.99% and stays 5.77% away from its 50 days moving average. Over the last five days, shares have managed 0.51% gains and now is up 12.09% since hitting its 200-day moving average of $49.79. Nordstrom, Inc. (JWN) has made its way to a 12-month gain of 14.55%.

Turning to Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB), its shares were trading at $105.13 a gain of $0.01, on the trading floor. The stock, after opening at $105.44, touched a high of $105.79 before paring much of its gains. So far, analysts are sticking with their bearish recommendations with the consensus call at 3. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has 0 buy ratings, 10 holds and 1 sells even after the stock tumbled -16.31% from its high to a $36.84 billion market value through last close.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Consensus Price Target

The company’s consensus rating on Reuter’s scale remained unchanged from 3 to 3 during a month. Analysts set a 12-month price target of $109.19 a share. The target implies a 3.86% spike from where the shares are currently trading. Also, the current price highlights a discount of 25.56% to analysts’ high consensus price target.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Intraday Trading

The counter witnessed a trading volume of 2.02 million shares versus an average volume of 2.42 million shares during last trading session. Its last month’s stock price volatility remained 1.4% which for the week approaches 1.84%. The lowest price the stock reached in the last trading day was $104.61. The stock recovered 8.27% since its low point and has performed -12.87% year-to-date.