Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc. lowered its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) by 5.9% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 2,944 shares of the company’s stock after selling 186 shares during the period. Winslow Evans & Crocker Inc.’s holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation were worth $380,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of KMB. Winch Advisory Services LLC lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.6% during the first quarter. Winch Advisory Services LLC now owns 1,396 shares of the company’s stock valued at $184,000 after purchasing an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.6% during the first quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 2,545 shares of the company’s stock valued at $335,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.5% during the first quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC now owns 2,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $383,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Stratford Consulting LLC lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.8% during the first quarter. Stratford Consulting LLC now owns 2,019 shares of the company’s stock valued at $266,000 after purchasing an additional 16 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.7% during the first quarter. Jackson Grant Investment Advisers Inc. now owns 2,466 shares of the company’s stock valued at $325,000 after purchasing an additional 16 shares in the last quarter. 70.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

In other Kimberly-Clark Corporation news, Director Robert W. Decherd bought 1,500 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $122.21 per share, with a total value of $183,315.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,444 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,309,291.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this link. Company insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE KMB) traded up 0.62% during trading on Friday, hitting $117.68. The stock had a trading volume of 1,665,268 shares. The firm has a market cap of $41.58 billion, a P/E ratio of 19.65 and a beta of 0.78. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $121.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $127.61. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a 12-month low of $111.30 and a 12-month high of $136.21.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49. Kimberly-Clark Corporation had a net margin of 11.82% and a return on equity of 636.30%. The business had revenue of $4.55 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $4.56 billion. During the same period last year, the company posted $1.53 EPS. The business’s revenue was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts expect that Kimberly-Clark Corporation will post $6.21 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 64.88%.

Several research firms recently weighed in on KMB. BidaskClub upgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Thursday, June 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $157.00 target price on Kimberly-Clark Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Monday, June 19th. Citigroup Inc. set a $132.00 target price on Kimberly-Clark Corporation and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating and set a $119.00 target price (down from $120.00) on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Berenberg Bank began coverage on Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Friday, June 9th. They set a “hold” rating and a $136.00 target price on the stock. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. Kimberly-Clark Corporation presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $132.07.

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation Company Profile

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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