Kimberly-Clark Co. (NYSE:KMB) Shares Purchased by Advisory Services Network LLC

Advisory Services Network LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Kimberly-Clark Co. (NYSE:KMBGet Rating) by 1.7% in the 1st quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The fund owned 18,757 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 316 shares during the quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC’s holdings in Kimberly-Clark were worth $2,309,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of KMB. Bivin & Associates Inc. purchased a new stake in Kimberly-Clark during the 4th quarter valued at about $26,000. HWG Holdings LP purchased a new stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark in the 4th quarter valued at approximately $29,000. Roble Belko & Company Inc grew its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark by 69.5% in the 1st quarter. Roble Belko & Company Inc now owns 256 shares of the company’s stock valued at $32,000 after buying an additional 105 shares during the period. DeDora Capital Inc. purchased a new stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark in the 1st quarter valued at approximately $33,000. Finally, Selective Wealth Management Inc. grew its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark by 60.5% in the 1st quarter. Selective Wealth Management Inc. now owns 268 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,000 after buying an additional 101 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.36% of the company’s stock.

Kimberly-Clark Price Performance

Kimberly-Clark stock opened at $122.02 on Friday. The firm has a market cap of $41.20 billion, a PE ratio of 23.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.20 and a beta of 0.31. Kimberly-Clark Co. has a 52-week low of $117.32 and a 52-week high of $145.79. The company has a quick ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.79 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.37. The company’s 50 day moving average is $131.66 and its two-hundred day moving average is $130.36.

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMBGet Rating) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by ($0.01). Kimberly-Clark had a net margin of 8.87% and a return on equity of 249.60%. The firm had revenue of $5.06 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.99 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $1.47 earnings per share. Kimberly-Clark’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts expect that Kimberly-Clark Co. will post 5.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Kimberly-Clark Dividend Announcement

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Friday, September 9th will be given a $1.16 dividend. This represents a $4.64 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.80%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 8th. Kimberly-Clark’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 87.71%.

Analyst Ratings Changes

Several analysts have recently weighed in on KMB shares. Bank of America started coverage on shares of Kimberly-Clark in a research note on Wednesday. They issued a “neutral” rating for the company. UBS Group upped their price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark from $136.00 to $142.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Barclays decreased their price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark from $129.00 to $124.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, May 23rd. Finally, upgraded shares of Kimberly-Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, July 22nd. Two analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. According to MarketBeat, Kimberly-Clark presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $131.15.

Kimberly-Clark Company Profile

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, swimpants, training and youth pants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Sweety, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Softex, Poise, and other brand names.

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