NYSE:KMB - Kimberly Clark Stock Price, News, & Analysis

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$116.77 +0.04 (+0.03 %)
(As of 09/21/2018 02:32 PM ET)
Previous Close$116.58
Today's Range$116.58 - $117.38
52-Week Range$97.10 - $123.77
Volume34,314 shs
Average Volume1.49 million shs
Market Capitalization$40.38 billion
P/E Ratio18.81
Dividend Yield3.44%
Beta0.69
Kimberly Clark logoKimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brand names. The 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 K-C Professional segment offers wipers, tissues, towels, apparel, soaps, and sanitizers under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and Jackson Safety brands. The company 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 manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities, as well as through distributors. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.

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Industry, Sector and Symbol

Stock Exchange NYSE
Industry Converted paper & paperboard products, except containers & box
Sub-IndustryHousehold Products
SectorConsumer Staples
SymbolNYSE:KMB
CUSIP49436810
Phone972-281-1200

Debt

Debt-to-Equity Ratio32.28
Current Ratio0.76
Quick Ratio0.49

Price-To-Earnings

Trailing P/E Ratio18.81
Forward P/E Ratio17.45
P/E Growth2.63

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$18.26 billion
Price / Sales2.22
Cash Flow$8.4189 per share
Price / Cash13.87
Book Value$2.51 per share
Price / Book46.52

Profitability

EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.23
Net Income$2.28 billion
Net Margins9.33%
Return on Equity432.18%
Return on Assets15.20%

Miscellaneous

Employees42,000
Outstanding Shares347,670,000
Market Cap$40.38 billion

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Kimberly Clark's stock symbol?

Kimberly Clark trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "KMB."

How often does Kimberly Clark pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Kimberly Clark?

Kimberly Clark announced a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, August 1st. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 7th will be given a dividend of $1.00 per share on Tuesday, October 2nd. This represents a $4.00 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.42%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 6th. View Kimberly Clark's Dividend History.

How were Kimberly Clark's earnings last quarter?

Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) posted its earnings results on Tuesday, July, 24th. The company reported $1.59 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $1.57 by $0.02. The business earned $4.60 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.60 billion. Kimberly Clark had a net margin of 9.33% and a return on equity of 432.18%. The firm's revenue was up .6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.49 EPS. View Kimberly Clark's Earnings History.

When is Kimberly Clark's next earnings date?

Kimberly Clark is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Monday, October, 22nd 2018. View Earnings Estimates for Kimberly Clark.

What guidance has Kimberly Clark issued on next quarter's earnings?

Kimberly Clark updated its FY18 earnings guidance on Tuesday, July, 24th. The company provided EPS guidance of $6.60-6.80 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $6.79. The company issued revenue guidance of +1% to ~$18.44 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $18.46 billion.

What price target have analysts set for KMB?

13 analysts have issued twelve-month price objectives for Kimberly Clark's shares. Their forecasts range from $86.00 to $121.00. On average, they expect Kimberly Clark's stock price to reach $106.00 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 9.3%. View Analyst Price Targets for Kimberly Clark.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Kimberly Clark?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Kimberly Clark in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings and 9 hold ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Kimberly Clark.

Are investors shorting Kimberly Clark?

Kimberly Clark saw a decrease in short interest in August. As of August 15th, there was short interest totalling 15,172,429 shares, a decrease of 17.3% from the July 31st total of 18,350,439 shares. Based on an average trading volume of 2,787,675 shares, the days-to-cover ratio is presently 5.4 days. Approximately 4.4% of the shares of the company are sold short. View Kimberly Clark's Current Options Chain.

Who are some of Kimberly Clark's key competitors?

Some companies that are related to Kimberly Clark include Avery Dennison (AVY), NIKON Corp/ADR (NINOY), Bemis (BMS), Sappi (SPPJY) and Intertape Polymer Group (ITPOF).

Who are Kimberly Clark's key executives?

Kimberly Clark's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Thomas J. Falk, Exec. Chairman & CEO (Age 60)
  • Mr. Michael D. Hsu, Pres, COO & Director (Age 54)
  • Ms. Maria G. Henry, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 51)
  • Mr. Anthony J. Palmer, Pres of Global Brands & Innovation (Age 58)
  • Mr. Michael T. Azbell, VP, Controller & Principal Accounting officer (Age 54)

Has Kimberly Clark been receiving favorable news coverage?

News stories about KMB stock have trended somewhat positive on Friday, Accern Sentiment reports. The research group identifies positive and negative media coverage by analyzing more than 20 million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Kimberly Clark earned a daily sentiment score of 0.18 on Accern's scale. They also gave news stories about the company an impact score of 46.57 out of 100, indicating that recent media coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near term. View Recent Headlines for Kimberly Clark.

Who are Kimberly Clark's major shareholders?

Kimberly Clark's stock is owned by many different of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional investors include BlackRock Inc. (7.01%), Wells Fargo & Company MN (1.63%), Northern Trust Corp (1.57%), Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA (1.38%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.26%). Company insiders that own Kimberly Clark stock include Aaron Powell, Anthony J Palmer, Jeffrey P Melucci, Kimberly K Underhill, Paz Gustavo Calvo, Robert W Decherd, Sandra Macquillan, Sergio Cruz and Thomas J Mielke. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Kimberly Clark.

Which institutional investors are selling Kimberly Clark stock?

KMB stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Morgan Stanley, Putnam Investments LLC, Millennium Management LLC, BlackRock Inc., Nuance Investments LLC, Associated Banc Corp, Acadian Asset Management LLC and Destination Wealth Management. Company insiders that have sold Kimberly Clark company stock in the last year include Aaron Powell, Anthony J Palmer, Jeffrey P Melucci, Kimberly K Underhill and Sandra Macquillan. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kimberly Clark.

Which institutional investors are buying Kimberly Clark stock?

KMB stock was acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Massachusetts Financial Services Co. MA, Macquarie Group Ltd., American Century Companies Inc., LSV Asset Management, Advisors Asset Management Inc., Renaissance Technologies LLC, Natixis and Charles Schwab Investment Advisory Inc.. View Insider Buying and Selling for Kimberly Clark.

How do I buy shares of Kimberly Clark?

Shares of KMB can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Kimberly Clark's stock price today?

One share of KMB stock can currently be purchased for approximately $116.85.

How big of a company is Kimberly Clark?

Kimberly Clark has a market capitalization of $40.38 billion and generates $18.26 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $2.28 billion in net income (profit) each year or $6.23 on an earnings per share basis. Kimberly Clark employs 42,000 workers across the globe.

How can I contact Kimberly Clark?

Kimberly Clark's mailing address is P O BOX 619100 DFW AIRPORT STATION, DALLAS TX, 75261. The company can be reached via phone at 972-281-1200 or via email at [email protected]


MarketBeat Community Rating for Kimberly Clark (NYSE KMB)

Community Ranking:  1.5 out of 5 (star half star)
Outperform Votes:  293 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  662 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  955
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Kimberly Clark and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe KMB will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe KMB will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 9/21/2018 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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