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Argus on Monday downgraded Kimberly-Clak (NYSE: KMB) from Buy to Hold citing a concern in forex headwinds and valuation.

Argus analyst John Staszak expects the company to face pressure from "unfavorable currency effects and higher commodity costs in the
coming quarters."

Staszak notes KMB shares have risen seven percent year-to-date and are trading at 17.8-times 2014 EPS estimate, but sees limited additional upside in the near term.

Stating that the current share price reflects new product development efforts, undervalued international business and strong growth prospects in emerging markets gives KMB a good value.

KMB shares opened at $109.96, down from Friday's close of $111.06, and were last trading at $110.24 in Monday's session.

Latest Ratings for KMB

DateFirmActionFromTo
Jan 2015CitigroupMaintainsNeutral
Jan 2015Deutsche BankMaintainsHold
Dec 2014BMO CapitalUpgradesMarket PerformOutperform

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