Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) Director Robert W. Decherd acquired 1,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were bought at an average price of $122.21 per share, for a total transaction of $183,315.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the director now owns 43,444 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,309,291.24. The purchase was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink.

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) traded up 0.0191% on Monday, hitting $121.3432. 526,296 shares of the stock were exchanged. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $127.36 and its 200-day moving average is $128.48. The stock has a market cap of $42.87 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 20.2610 and a beta of 0.76. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a 1-year low of $111.30 and a 1-year high of $136.21.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last released its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.49. Kimberly-Clark Corporation had a net margin of 11.82% and a return on equity of 636.30%. The firm had revenue of $4.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.56 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.53 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts forecast that Kimberly-Clark Corporation will post $6.21 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a dividend of $0.97 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.20%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s payout ratio is 64.88%.

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Hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC increased its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.5% in the second quarter. Mosaic Family Wealth LLC now owns 1,116 shares of the company’s stock valued at $144,000 after buying an additional 6 shares during the period. Winch Advisory Services LLC increased its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.6% in the first quarter. Winch Advisory Services LLC now owns 1,396 shares of the company’s stock valued at $184,000 after buying an additional 8 shares during the period. Investment Partners Ltd. OH ADV increased its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.3% in the second quarter. Investment Partners Ltd. OH ADV now owns 2,852 shares of the company’s stock valued at $368,000 after buying an additional 8 shares during the period. Alpha Windward LLC increased its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.4% in the first quarter. Alpha Windward LLC now owns 2,371 shares of the company’s stock valued at $312,000 after buying an additional 10 shares during the period. Finally, Genesee Valley Trust Co. increased its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.6% in the first quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 2,545 shares of the company’s stock valued at $335,000 after buying an additional 15 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 70.62% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently commented on KMB. BidaskClub lowered shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a report on Monday, July 31st. Berenberg Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. set a $132.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. UBS AG restated a “neutral” rating and set a $119.00 price objective (down from $120.00) on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada restated a “sector perform” rating and set a $121.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a report on Wednesday, July 26th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $133.14.

About Kimberly-Clark Corporation

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is engaged in the manufacturing and marketing of a range of products made from natural or synthetic fibers. The Company’s segments include Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Corporate & Other. The Company’s Personal Care segment offers various solutions and products, such as disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products.

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