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Kimberly-Clark (KMB) Stock Price, News & Analysis

$133.74
+0.12 (+0.09%)
(As of 05/21/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$133.34
$134.58
50-Day Range
$123.92
$137.78
52-Week Range
$116.32
$144.80
Volume
1.37 million shs
Average Volume
2.16 million shs
Market Capitalization
$45.03 billion
P/E Ratio
24.58
Dividend Yield
3.65%
Price Target
$134.85

Kimberly-Clark MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
1.0% Upside
$134.85 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.33% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.60
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.68mentions of Kimberly-Clark in the last 14 days
Based on 20 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$3.33 M Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
4.98%
From $7.03 to $7.38 Per Share

Overall MarketRank

New Rank-Based ScoringMarketRank is calculated by averaging available category scores (with extra weight given to analysis and valuation), then ranking the company's weighted average against that of other companies.

4.15 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

44th out of 127 stocks

Converted Paper & Paperboard Products, Except Containers & Box Industry

2nd out of 3 stocks

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About Kimberly-Clark Stock (NYSE:KMB)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue products in the United States. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The company's Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, reusable underwear, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Sweety, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Thinx, Poise, Depend, Plenitud, Softex, and other brand names. Its Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names. The company's K-C Professional segment offers wipers, tissues, towels, apparel, personal protective equipment, soaps, and sanitizers under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and KleenGuard brands. It also sells household use products directly to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets, as well as through other distributors and e-commerce; and away-from-home use products directly to distributors, manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities, as well as through e-commerce. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

KMB Stock Price History

KMB Stock News Headlines

Kimberly-Clark Proves the Best Offense is a Good Defensive Stock
Kimberly-Clark Co. NYSE: KMB is a worldwide leader in personal care and essential hygiene products. Chances are high that you've got any number of their products in your bathroom.
Kimberly-Clark Proves the Best Offense is a Good Defensive Stock
Kimberly-Clark's strong quarter reminds investors why defensive stocks are ideal for investors looking for stability and growth during periods of volatility
Kimberly-Clark Donates to Baby2Baby
KMB May 2024 122.000 put
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Company Calendar

Ex-Dividend for 4/2 Dividend
3/07/2024
Dividend Payable
4/02/2024
Last Earnings
4/23/2024
Today
5/21/2024
Ex-Dividend for 7/2 Dividend
6/07/2024
Dividend Payable
7/02/2024
Next Earnings (Estimated)
7/23/2024
Fiscal Year End
12/31/2024

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry
Converted paper & paperboard products, except containers & box
Sub-Industry
Household Products
CUSIP
49436810
Employees
41,000
Year Founded
1872

Price Target and Rating

Average Stock Price Target
$134.85
High Stock Price Target
$152.00
Low Stock Price Target
$115.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+0.7%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
13 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.76 billion
Pretax Margin
10.29%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.43 billion
Cash Flow
$8.79 per share
Book Value
$3.16 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
334,622,000
Market Cap
$45.09 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.38

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KMB Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

Should I buy or sell Kimberly-Clark stock right now?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kimberly-Clark in the last twelve months. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street analysts is that investors should "hold" KMB shares. A hold rating indicates that analysts believe investors should maintain any existing positions they have in KMB, but not buy additional shares or sell existing shares.
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What is Kimberly-Clark's stock price target for 2024?

13 Wall Street research analysts have issued 12 month price objectives for Kimberly-Clark's shares. Their KMB share price targets range from $115.00 to $152.00. On average, they predict the company's share price to reach $134.85 in the next year. This suggests a possible upside of 1.0% from the stock's current price.
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How have KMB shares performed in 2024?

Kimberly-Clark's stock was trading at $121.51 at the start of the year. Since then, KMB shares have increased by 9.8% and is now trading at $133.45.
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Are investors shorting Kimberly-Clark?

Kimberly-Clark saw a increase in short interest in the month of April. As of April 30th, there was short interest totaling 4,480,000 shares, an increase of 6.7% from the April 15th total of 4,200,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,220,000 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 2.0 days. Currently, 1.3% of the shares of the stock are short sold.
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When is Kimberly-Clark's next earnings date?

The company is scheduled to release its next quarterly earnings announcement on Tuesday, July 23rd 2024.
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How were Kimberly-Clark's earnings last quarter?

Kimberly-Clark Co. (NYSE:KMB) issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, April, 23rd. The company reported $2.01 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $1.61 by $0.40. The firm earned $5.15 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $5.08 billion. Kimberly-Clark had a net margin of 9.05% and a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 250.28%. Kimberly-Clark's revenue was down .9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business earned $1.67 EPS.
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How often does Kimberly-Clark pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kimberly-Clark?

Kimberly-Clark announced a quarterly dividend on Thursday, May 2nd. Shareholders of record on Friday, June 7th will be paid a dividend of $1.22 per share on Tuesday, July 2nd. This represents a $4.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, June 7th.
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Is Kimberly-Clark a good dividend stock?

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) pays an annual dividend of $4.88 per share and currently has a dividend yield of 3.63%. The company has been increasing its dividend for 53 consecutive years, indicating the company has a strong committment to maintain and grow its dividend. The dividend payout ratio is 89.71%. Payout ratios above 75% are not desirable because they may not be sustainable. Based on earnings estimates, KMB will have a dividend payout ratio of 66.12% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
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What is Michael D. Hsu's approval rating as Kimberly-Clark's CEO?

180 employees have rated Kimberly-Clark Chief Executive Officer Michael D. Hsu on Glassdoor.com. Michael D. Hsu has an approval rating of 93% among the company's employees. This puts Michael D. Hsu in the top 30% of approval ratings compared to other CEOs of publicly-traded companies.

What other stocks do shareholders of Kimberly-Clark own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Kimberly-Clark investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Procter & Gamble (PG), Verizon Communications (VZ), AbbVie (ABBV), Pfizer (PFE), Intel (INTC), PepsiCo (PEP), Cisco Systems (CSCO) and Exxon Mobil (XOM).

Who are Kimberly-Clark's major shareholders?

Kimberly-Clark's stock is owned by a variety of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include Vanguard Group Inc. (8.97%), Price T Rowe Associates Inc. MD (1.75%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (0.93%), Capital World Investors (0.67%), Nuance Investments LLC (0.58%) and Nordea Investment Management AB (0.51%). Insiders that own company stock include Aaron Powell, Andrew Drexler, Deirdre Mahlan, Doug Cunningham, Jeffrey P Melucci, Katy Chen, Kimberly K Underhill, Mark T Smucker, Michael D Hsu, Paula Ramos, Sandra R Karrmann, Todd Maclin, Tristram Wilkinson, Zackery A Hicks and Zackery A Hicks.
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How do I buy shares of Kimberly-Clark?

Shares of KMB stock can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Charles Schwab, E*TRADE, Fidelity, and Vanguard Brokerage Services.
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Does Kimberly-Clark have any subsidiaries?
The following companies are subsidiares of Kimberly-Clark: Abdelia Comercial Ltda, Bacraft Industria de Papel Ltda, Badgers II LLC, Badgers LLC, Baylis Medical Company, Beco, Colombiana Kimberly Colpapel, Colombiana Kimberly Colpapel S.A, Delaware Overseas Finance, Durafab, Excell Paper Sales Company, Gerinconfort Industria e Comercio de Productos Higienicos Ltda, Hoosiers II LLC, Hoosiers LLC, Housing Horizons, I-Flow, I-Flow Corporation, Jackson Products, Jackson Safety, K-C AFC Manufacturing, K-C Advertising, K-C Antioquia Global Ltda, K-C Equipment Finance LP, K-C Guernsey I Limited, K-C Guernsey II Limited, K-C Nevada, K.C.S.A. Holdings (Pty) Limited, KCA Super Pty Limited, KCSSA East Africa Limited, KCSSA West Africa Limited, KS & J Industria e Comercio Limitada, Kalayaan Land Corporation, Kenko Industria e Comercio, Kimberly Bolivia S.A, Kimberly Clark MEA DMCC, Kimberly-Clark (China) Company Ltd, Kimberly-Clark (Cyprus) Limited, Kimberly-Clark (Hong Kong) Limited, Kimberly-Clark (Nanjing) Care Products Co. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark (Nanjing) Personal Hygienic Products Company Limited, Kimberly-Clark (Tianjin) Care Products Co., Kimberly-Clark (Trinidad) Ltd, Kimberly-Clark (Wuxi) Equipment Technology Co., Kimberly-Clark Amsterdam Holdings, Kimberly-Clark Argentina S.A, Kimberly-Clark Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific Headquarters Pte Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Asia Pacific Pte. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Atlantic Holding Limited, Kimberly-Clark Australia Holdings Pty Limited, Kimberly-Clark Australia Pty. Limited, Kimberly-Clark B.V, Kimberly-Clark BVBA, Kimberly-Clark Bahrain Holding Company S.P.C, Kimberly-Clark Brasil Holdings Limitada, Kimberly-Clark Brasil Industria e Comercio de Produtos de Higiene Ltda, Kimberly-Clark Brazil Holdings, Kimberly-Clark Canada Holdings ULC, Kimberly-Clark Canada International Holdings Inc, Kimberly-Clark Cayman Islands Company, Kimberly-Clark Central American Holdings, Kimberly-Clark Centro de Inovacao, Kimberly-Clark Chile S.A, Kimberly-Clark Colombia Holding Limitada, Kimberly-Clark Commercial, Kimberly-Clark Costa Rica Limitada, Kimberly-Clark Dominican Republic S.A, Kimberly-Clark Dominicana, Kimberly-Clark Dutch Holdings B.V, Kimberly-Clark EMEA GBS Services Spolka Z Ograniczona Odpowiedzialnoscia, Kimberly-Clark EMEA Holdings Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Ecuador S.A, Kimberly-Clark Ede Holdings B.V, Kimberly-Clark Europe Limited, Kimberly-Clark European Investment B.V, Kimberly-Clark European Services Limited, Kimberly-Clark Finance Limited, Kimberly-Clark Financial Services, Kimberly-Clark Germany Holding GmbH, Kimberly-Clark Global Sales, Kimberly-Clark GmbH, Kimberly-Clark Guatemala, Kimberly-Clark Hellas EPE, Kimberly-Clark Holding Limited, Kimberly-Clark Holding srl, Kimberly-Clark Holland Holdings B.V, Kimberly-Clark Hygiene Products Private Limited, Kimberly-Clark Inc, Kimberly-Clark India Private Limited, Kimberly-Clark Innovation Center, Kimberly-Clark Integrated Services Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Intercontinental Holding Ltd, Kimberly-Clark International, Kimberly-Clark International Holding Limited, Kimberly-Clark International Services Corporation, Kimberly-Clark Israel Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Israel Marketing Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Japan Godo Kaisha, Kimberly-Clark Kazakhstan Limited Liability Partnership, Kimberly-Clark LDA, Kimberly-Clark Latin America, Kimberly-Clark Latin America Investments, Kimberly-Clark Limited, Kimberly-Clark Luxembourg Finance S.a r.l, Kimberly-Clark Luxembourg Financial Holdings S.a.r.l, Kimberly-Clark Luxembourg Holdings S.a r.l, Kimberly-Clark Luxembourg International S.a.r.L, Kimberly-Clark Luxembourg S.a r.l, Kimberly-Clark Maghreb SARL, Kimberly-Clark Magyarorszag Kft, Kimberly-Clark Manufacturing (Thailand) Limited, Kimberly-Clark Mediterranean Finance Company Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Netherlands Holdings B.V, Kimberly-Clark Nicaragua & Compania Limitada, Kimberly-Clark Nicaragua Services & Compania Limitada, Kimberly-Clark Noordzee Co”peratief U.A, Kimberly-Clark North Asia (HK) Limited, Kimberly-Clark Pacific Finance Company, Kimberly-Clark Pacific Holdings Pty Limited, Kimberly-Clark Paper (Shanghai) Co. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Paraguay, Kimberly-Clark Patriot Holdings, Kimberly-Clark Pennsylvania, Kimberly-Clark Pension Trusts Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Personal Hygienic Products Co. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Peru S.R.L, Kimberly-Clark Philippines Inc, Kimberly-Clark Polska Sp. Z.o.o, Kimberly-Clark Products (M) Sdn. Bhd, Kimberly-Clark Produtos Para Saude Limitada, Kimberly-Clark Regional Services (M) Sdn. Bhd, Kimberly-Clark S.L.U, Kimberly-Clark SAS, Kimberly-Clark Services, Kimberly-Clark Services Asia-Pacific Pty Limited, Kimberly-Clark Singapore Intercontinental Pte. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Singapore Pte. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Southeast Asia Holdings Pte. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Southern Africa (Holdings) (Pty) Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Taiwan, Kimberly-Clark Thailand Limited, Kimberly-Clark Trading (M) Sdn. Bhd, Kimberly-Clark Trading Kft, Kimberly-Clark Trading and Services Limitada, Kimberly-Clark Treasury Australia Pty Limited, Kimberly-Clark Tuketim Mallari Sanayi ve Ticaret A.S, Kimberly-Clark Tulip Holdings, Kimberly-Clark U.K. Operations Limited, Kimberly-Clark Uruguay S.A, Kimberly-Clark Utrecht Holdings B.V, Kimberly-Clark Ventures, Kimberly-Clark Vietnam Holdings Pte. Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Vietnam Ltd, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Australia Holdings Pty. Limited, Kimberly-Clark Worldwide Taiwan Investment Limited, Kimberly-Clark Zimbabwe (Private) Limited, Kimberly-Clark de Centro America, Kimberly-Clark de Honduras, Kimberly-Clark of South Africa (Pty) Ltd, Kimberly-Clark of South Africa Pty Ltd., Kimberly-Clark s.r.l, Kimberly-Clark s.r.o, Limited Liability Company Kimberly-Clark, Limited Liability Company with Foreign Investment 'Kimberly-Clark Ukraine', Microcuff GmbH, Mimo S.A, Minnetonka Overseas Investments Limited, Nueva Arizona S.A, P.T. Kimberly-Clark, P.T. Kimberly-Clark Indonesia, Papeles del Cauca S.A, Ridgeway Insurance Company Limited, Ropers II LLC, SK Corporation, Softex Indonesia, Taiwan Scott Paper Corporation, Technology Systems S.A, Texans II LLC, Three Rivers Timber Company, VOID Technologies Limited, and Yuhan-Kimberly Limited.
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This page (NYSE:KMB) was last updated on 5/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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