Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) is set to issue its quarterly earnings data before the market opens on Tuesday, January 23rd. Analysts expect the company to announce earnings of $1.55 per share for the quarter.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, October 23rd. The company reported $1.60 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $1.54 by $0.06. The company had revenue of $4.64 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.65 billion. Kimberly Clark had a return on equity of 666.97% and a net margin of 11.89%. Kimberly Clark’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $1.52 EPS. On average, analysts expect Kimberly Clark to post $6 EPS for the current fiscal year and $7 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Kimberly Clark (KMB) opened at $112.98 on Tuesday. The company has a market capitalization of $39,740.00, a price-to-earnings ratio of 18.64, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.77 and a beta of 0.75. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 14.17, a current ratio of 0.97 and a quick ratio of 0.64. Kimberly Clark has a 12-month low of $109.67 and a 12-month high of $136.21.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Wednesday, January 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, December 8th were given a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.43%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, December 7th. Kimberly Clark’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 64.03%.

KMB has been the topic of several research analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Kimberly Clark from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, September 26th. Royal Bank of Canada reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $121.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly Clark in a research report on Friday, October 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and cut their price objective for the company from $115.55 to $100.00 in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Citigroup reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $125.00 target price (down from $131.00) on shares of Kimberly Clark in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co lowered their target price on Kimberly Clark from $121.00 to $117.00 and set a “market perform” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, October 24th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $126.50.

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Kimberly Clark 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.

Earnings History for Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB)

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