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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
North Carolina medical marijuana sales begin at Cherokee store
Ukrainian and Western leaders laud US aid package while the Kremlin warns of 'further ruin'
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
'Civil War’ continues box-office campaign at No. 1
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
NYSE:KMB

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

$126.83
+1.22 (+0.97%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)
Today's Range
$124.46
$126.92
50-Day Range
$118.29
$129.35
52-Week Range
$116.32
$147.87
Volume
4.80 million shs
Average Volume
2.02 million shs
Market Capitalization
$42.73 billion
P/E Ratio
24.39
Dividend Yield
3.85%
Price Target
$131.85

Kimberly-Clark MarketRank™ Stock Analysis

Analyst Rating
Hold
2.00 Rating Score
Upside/​Downside
4.0% Upside
$131.85 Price Target
Short Interest
Healthy
1.31% of Float Sold Short
Dividend Strength
Strong
Based on Four Factors
Sustainability
-2.60
Upright™ Environmental Score
News Sentiment
0.88mentions of Kimberly-Clark in the last 14 days
Based on 8 Articles This Week
Insider Trading
Selling Shares
$450,120 Sold Last Quarter
Proj. Earnings Growth
5.99%
From $6.84 to $7.25 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.

4.61 out of 5 stars

Consumer Staples Sector

13th out of 136 stocks

Converted Paper & Paperboard Products, Except Containers & Box Industry

1st 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

“More countries ditch the US dollar”
Since March 2018, China started purchasing oil in gold-backed yuan. By December 2022, Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated that Chinese-Arab relations experienced a "historic improvement." after arab nations ditched the dollar to trade with China. On June 6, 2023 China told its banks to slash interest rates on US dollars.
Barclays Reaffirms Their Hold Rating on Kimberly Clark (KMB)
Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) Upgraded at StockNews.com
“More countries ditch the US dollar”
Since March 2018, China started purchasing oil in gold-backed yuan. By December 2022, Foreign Minister Wang Yi stated that Chinese-Arab relations experienced a "historic improvement." after arab nations ditched the dollar to trade with China. On June 6, 2023 China told its banks to slash interest rates on US dollars.
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Company Calendar

Last Earnings
1/24/2024
Ex-Dividend for 4/2 Dividend
3/07/2024
Dividend Payable
4/02/2024
Today
4/21/2024
Next Earnings (Confirmed)
4/23/2024
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
$131.85
High Stock Price Target
$152.00
Low Stock Price Target
$111.00
Potential Upside/Downside
+4.0%
Consensus Rating
Hold
Rating Score (0-4)
2.00
Research Coverage
12 Analysts

Profitability

Net Income
$1.76 billion
Pretax Margin
9.89%

Debt

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales
$20.43 billion
Cash Flow
$8.82 per share
Book Value
$3.16 per share

Miscellaneous

Free Float
334,825,000
Market Cap
$42.73 billion
Optionable
Optionable
Beta
0.40

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Should I Buy Kimberly-Clark Stock? KMB Pros and Cons Explained

Pros

Here are some ways that investors could benefit from investing in Kimberly-Clark Co.:

  • Kimberly-Clark has a strong presence in the personal care and consumer tissue products market in the United States, offering a diverse range of well-known brands like Huggies, Kotex, and Kleenex.
  • The company operates in a stable industry of converted paper & paperboard products, except containers & box, providing a consistent demand for its products.
  • Recent stake increases by major institutional investors like American Century Companies Inc. and Morgan Stanley indicate confidence in Kimberly-Clark's future growth potential.
  • Kimberly-Clark's focus on innovation and product development keeps its offerings competitive and relevant in the market, ensuring continued consumer interest.
  • With a significant percentage of the company's stock owned by hedge funds and institutional investors, there is a level of stability and long-term investment interest in Kimberly-Clark.

Cons

Investors should be bearish about investing in Kimberly-Clark Co. for these reasons:

  • Kimberly-Clark faces potential challenges from increasing competition in the personal care and consumer tissue products sector, which could impact its market share and profitability.
  • Fluctuations in raw material prices, particularly in the paper and pulp industry, can affect Kimberly-Clark's production costs and overall margins, leading to financial uncertainties.
  • The company's heavy reliance on traditional retail channels may pose risks in the face of evolving consumer shopping habits towards e-commerce platforms, potentially impacting sales growth.
  • Economic downturns or disruptions in supply chains could adversely affect Kimberly-Clark's operations and financial performance, leading to decreased investor confidence.
  • Investors should carefully monitor the stock price of Kimberly-Clark and consider factors like market trends, financial reports, and industry developments before making investment decisions.
These pros and cons were generated based on recent news and financial data from MarketBeat in order to provide readers with the fastest and most accurate insights. They were last updated on Thursday, April 11, 2024. Please send any questions or comments about these Kimberly-Clark pros and cons to contact@marketbeat.com.

KMB Stock Analysis - Frequently Asked Questions

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

12 Wall Street equities research analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kimberly-Clark in the last year. There are currently 3 sell ratings, 6 hold ratings and 3 buy ratings for the stock. The consensus among Wall Street equities research 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?

12 analysts have issued 12-month price targets for Kimberly-Clark's stock. Their KMB share price targets range from $111.00 to $152.00. On average, they anticipate the company's share price to reach $131.85 in the next twelve months. This suggests a possible upside of 4.0% 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 beginning of 2024. Since then, KMB stock has increased by 4.4% and is now trading at $126.83.
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Are investors shorting Kimberly-Clark?

Kimberly-Clark saw a drop in short interest during the month of March. As of March 31st, there was short interest totaling 4,410,000 shares, a drop of 17.7% from the March 15th total of 5,360,000 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,110,000 shares, the short-interest ratio is presently 2.1 days. Approximately 1.3% of the company's shares are sold short.
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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, April 23rd 2024.
View our KMB earnings forecast
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How can I listen to Kimberly-Clark's earnings call?

Kimberly-Clark will be holding an earnings conference call on Tuesday, April 23rd at 8:30 AM Eastern. Interested parties can register for or listen to the call using this link.

How were Kimberly-Clark's earnings last quarter?

Kimberly-Clark Co. (NYSE:KMB) posted its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, January, 24th. The company reported $1.51 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.53 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $5 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $4.99 billion. Kimberly-Clark had a trailing twelve-month return on equity of 260.47% and a net margin of 8.63%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $1.54 earnings per share.
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How often does Kimberly-Clark pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kimberly-Clark?

Kimberly-Clark declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, January 24th. Investors of record on Friday, March 8th will be paid a dividend of $1.22 per share on Tuesday, April 2nd. This represents a $4.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.85%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 7th. This is a positive change from the stock's previous quarterly dividend of $1.18.
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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 3.85%. 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 93.85%. 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 67.31% next year. This indicates that the company will be able to sustain or increase its dividend.
Read our dividend analysis for KMB.

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 number of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include Sumitomo Mitsui Trust Holdings Inc. (0.26%), Allspring Global Investments Holdings LLC (0.17%), Meyer Handelman Co. (0.13%), Welch Group LLC (0.10%), CWM LLC (0.06%) and Grimes & Company Inc. (0.04%). Insiders that own company stock include Aaron Powell, Andrew Drexler, Deirdre Mahlan, Doug Cunningham, Jeffrey P Melucci, Kimberly K Underhill, Mark T Smucker, Michael D Hsu, 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 4/21/2024 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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