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Kimberly-Clark Corp KMB Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Feb 06, 2023, 4:10 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 131.26
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Household & Personal Products
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 129.89  –  131.60
  • Year Range 108.74  –  144.53
  • Market Cap 44.0066 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.4 Mil /  1.5 Mil
  • Price / Sales 2.20
  • Price / Book 80.99
  • Forward Div Yield 3.60%
  • Trailing Div Yield 3.56%

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Kimberly-Clark Fixates on the Long Term Despite Near-Term Angst; Shares Fail to Offer Much Value

Analyst Note

| Erin Lash |

While narrow-moat Kimberly-Clark posted a fair end to the fiscal year (with 5% organic sales growth and 270 basis points of gross margin gain to 32.8%), the firm struck a cautious tone on its prognosis for fiscal 2023. For one, it anticipates costs will remain elevated, forecasting incremental headwinds amount to $200 million-$300 million this year, on top of a $3.0 billion step up over the past two years. In addition, Kimberly is battling unfavorable foreign currency movements, which stand to eat into operating income to the tune of $300 million-$400 million. We don’t believe the firm is sitting still, with additional price hikes slated in the coming months combined with its continued pursuit of inefficiencies to unlock additional savings.

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Business Description

With around half of sales from personal care and another third from tissue products, Kimberly-Clark sits as a leading manufacturer of the tissue and hygiene realm. Its brand mix includes Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, and Cottonelle. The firm also operates K-C Professional, which partners with businesses to provide safety and sanitary products for the workplace. Kimberly-Clark generates just over of half its sales in North America and more than 10% in Europe, with the rest primarily concentrated in Asia and Latin America.

P.O. Box 619100
Dallas, TX, 75261-9100
Industry Household & Personal Products
Employees 45,000

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FAQs for Kimberly-Clark Corp Stock

Yes. KMB has a forward dividend yield of 3.60%. See KMB’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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KMB’s market cap is 44.01 Bil.
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KMB’s stock style is Large Core.
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KMB’s price/sales is 2.20.
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KMB’s price/forward earnings is 22.27.
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KMB’s price/book is 80.99.
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KMB’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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