There’s No Getting Around Kimberly-Clark Corp. (NYSE: KMB) Success

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Stocks Info

KMB belongs to the Consumer Defensive sector of the NYSE while operating in the Household & Personal Products industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $129.35 and fluctuated between $129.97 as its day high and $128.39 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Kimberly-Clark Corp. is $43.58B. A total of 3.2 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 2.09M shares.

In the most recent transaction, SMUCKER MARK T bought 827 shares of KMB for 120.98 per share on Jan 29 ’24. After the transaction, the Director now owns 827 company shares. In a previous transaction on Jan 26 ’24, 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 ’23 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 ’23. Company shares held by the Chief Digital & Technology Off now total 0.


Paying dividends generates immediate cash flow for investors and indicates a positive outlook for the company. Kimberly-Clark Corp. pays an annual dividend of $4.76, resulting in a dividend yield of 3.68%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 24.85. 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.

While price targets are rarely accurate, they tend to exert some kind of influence from time to time and are often taken into account by investors. 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 organization’s balance sheet depicts the assets and liabilities it has, as well as the amount of equity invested. Investors can measure a company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios using 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 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. 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 3.31.

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