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Investors’ Patience Is Being Tested Right Now By Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB)

After Hours

There is a slight risk associated with trading before and after the market open. Due to lower liquidity and higher volatility, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads on particular security due to the release of critical financial information after regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) shows that investor sentiment remained broken, with the stock’s consolidated last price falling by -$1.12, or -0.93%, to $119.00. The Kimberly-Clark Corp. has recorded 111,294 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Roundhill Investments Launches Dividend Monarchs ETF (NYSE Arca: KNGS).

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Stocks Info

This NYSE-listed company operates within the Household & Personal Products industry segment, falling under the Consumer Defensive sector. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $120.12 and fluctuated between $121.00 as its day high and $119.00 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Kimberly-Clark Corp. is $40.59B. A total of 2.28 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.69M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades can also provide insight into a stock’s future direction. During the recent three months, KMB has seen 0 BUY and 1 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 5,122 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 18 BUYs and 18 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 150,095 shares during that period but sold 103,431.

In the most recent transaction, Hicks Zackery A sold 3,020 shares of KMB for 119.43 per share on Oct 25. After the transaction, the Chief Digital & Technology Off now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 29, Karrmann Sandra R sold 5,122 shares at 129.80 per share. KMB shares that Chief Human Resources Officer owns now total 6,228.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Melucci Jeffrey P. disposed of 4,423 shares on Jul 27 at a per-share price of $130.23. This resulted in the Chief Legal Officer holding 28,169 shares of KMB after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Cunningham Doug sold 1,504 shares at $145.48 per share on May 02. Company shares held by the President, EMEA now total 0.


The income generated by dividends is an indication that a company is improving its financial position, which is why investors prefer companies paying dividends. Kimberly-Clark Corp. pays an annual dividend of $4.71, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.92%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.09. KMB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 9/7/2023 when it declared a $1.18 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 10/3/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 7/5/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 6/8/2023. The KMB stock dividend was $1.18 per share in cash.

Even though price targets are rarely accurate, they do tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often considered important by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for KMB in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $129.92 with high estimates of $153.00 and low estimates of $111.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, KMB has a high of $147.87 and a low of $116.32.

As of this writing, KMB has an earnings estimate of $1.59 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 13 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.69 per share and a lower estimate of $1.55. The company reported an EPS of $1.67 in the last quarter, which was 26.50% higher than expectations of $1.32.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

In a balance sheet, you can see what assets and liabilities the company has, as well as how much equity investors have invested. These figures can be used to calculate a company’s financial ratios to give investors a better idea of its prospects. KMB’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $270.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $8.57B in debt and $6.75B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.01, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $737.00M.

Analysts Opinion

The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for KMB is Buy with a score of 2.86.

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