Today, Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) Takes Center Stage

After Hours

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Stocks Info

The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Household & Personal Products industry segment. The current market capitalization of Kimberly-Clark Corp. is $41.71B. A total of 1.94 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.91M shares.

Insider Activity

Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, KMB has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 20 BUYs and 21 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 163,515 shares during that period but sold 111,898.

In the most recent transaction, SMUCKER MARK T bought 827 shares of KMB for 120.98 per share on Jan 29. After the transaction, the Director now owns 827 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 26, Wilkinson Tristram sold 3,720 shares at 121.00 per share. KMB shares that President, APAC owns now total 17,229.

Among the insiders who sold shares, Melucci Jeffrey P. disposed of 3,000 shares on Nov 29 at a per-share price of $121.71. This resulted in the Chief Legal Officer holding 25,169 shares of KMB after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Hicks Zackery A sold 3,020 shares at $119.43 per share on Oct 25. Company shares held by the Chief Digital & Technology Off now total 0.

Dividend

The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Kimberly-Clark Corp. pays an annual dividend of $4.94, resulting in a dividend yield of 4.00%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 23.71. KMB’s most recent ex-dividend date was 3/7/2024 when it declared a $1.22 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 4/2/2024. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 1/3/2024 with an ex-dividend date of 12/7/2023. The KMB stock dividend was $1.18 per share in cash.

It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for KMB in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $127.59 with high estimates of $153.00 and low estimates of $110.00. 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 $1.61 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 14 estimates, with a high estimate of $1.78 per share and a lower estimate of $1.56. The company reported an EPS of $1.74 in the last quarter, which was 9.40% higher than expectations of $1.59.

Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly

An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. KMB’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $270.00M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $8.70B in debt and $6.75B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $2.72, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $737.00M.

Analysts Opinion

There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. 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 3.19.

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