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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

(Delayed Data from NYSE)

$110.23 USD


+0.75 (0.69%)

Updated Oct 19, 2018 03:59 PM ET

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Company Summary

Kimberly-Clark Corporation and its well-known global brands are an indispensable part of life for people in more than 175 countries. Every day, nearly a quarter of the world's population trust K-C's brands and the solutions they provide to enhance their health, hygiene and well-being. Kimberly-Clark Professional partners with businesses to create Exceptional Workplaces, helping to make them healthier, safer and more productive. When consumers purchase our instantly recognizable brands, they also help make the world a better place. They seek opportunities to make more of their products with sustainable wood fiber, find ways to recycle their packaging, and challenge every day to discover ways to carry on the resources they enjoy today for generations to come.

General Information

Kimberly-Clark Corporation


DALLAS, TX 75261

Phone: 972-281-1200

Fax: 972-281-1435



Industry Consumer Products - Staples
Sector Consumer Staples
Fiscal Year End December
Last Reported Quarter 9/30/2018
Next EPS Date 10/22/2018

EPS Information

Current Quarter EPS Consensus Estimate 1.64
Current Year EPS Consensus Estimate 6.67
Estimated Long-Term EPS Growth Rate 6.50
Next EPS Report Date 10/22/2018

Price and Volume Information

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Yesterday's Close 109.48
52 Week High 123.77
52 Week Low 97.10
Beta 0.70
20 Day Moving Average 1,849,666.38
Target Price Consensus 103.56


% Price Change
4 Week -5.60
12 Week 2.01
YTD -8.64
% Price Change Relative to S&P 500
4 Week -0.04
12 Week 4.58
YTD -12.38
Share Information
Shares Outstanding (millions) 347.67
Market Capitalization (millions) 38,323.11
Short Ratio NA
Last Split Date 4/3/1997
Dividend Information
Dividend Yield 3.63%
Annual Dividend $4.00
Payout Ratio 0.62
Change in Payout Ratio 0.01
Last Dividend Payout / Amount 9/6/2018 / $1.00

Fundamental Ratios

P/E (F1) 16.53
Trailing 12 Months 17.04
PEG Ratio 2.55
EPS Growth
vs. Previous Year 6.71%
vs. Previous Quarter -7.02%
Sales Growth
vs. Previous Year 1.10%
vs. Previous Quarter -2.68%
Price Ratios
Price/Book 215.30
Price/Cash Flow 13.16
Price / Sales 2.07
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 432.18
3/31/18 398.41
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 15.20
3/31/18 14.90
Current Ratio
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 0.76
3/31/18 0.80
Quick Ratio
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 0.49
3/31/18 0.54
Operating Margin
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 12.30
3/31/18 12.19
Net Margin
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 9.33
3/31/18 9.77
Pre-Tax Margin
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 12.23
3/31/18 13.03
Book Value
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 0.51
3/31/18 1.59
Inventory Turnover
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 7.07
3/31/18 6.96
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 32.28
3/31/18 10.96
Debt to Capital
9/30/18 NA
6/30/18 97.00
3/31/18 91.64