Crossmark Global Holdings Inc. increased its position in Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) by 4.8% in the 4th quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 44,492 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,023 shares during the period. Crossmark Global Holdings Inc.’s holdings in Kimberly Clark were worth $5,368,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of KMB. Beach Investment Management LLC. bought a new stake in shares of Kimberly Clark in the second quarter worth $2,440,000. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Kimberly Clark by 12.9% in the second quarter. Pinnacle Financial Partners Inc. now owns 4,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $576,000 after acquiring an additional 511 shares during the period. Rational Advisors LLC grew its holdings in shares of Kimberly Clark by 93.6% in the second quarter. Rational Advisors LLC now owns 4,550 shares of the company’s stock worth $587,000 after acquiring an additional 2,200 shares during the period. Conning Inc. grew its holdings in shares of Kimberly Clark by 6.0% in the second quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 259,289 shares of the company’s stock worth $33,477,000 after acquiring an additional 14,618 shares during the period. Finally, Donaldson Capital Management LLC grew its holdings in shares of Kimberly Clark by 0.9% in the second quarter. Donaldson Capital Management LLC now owns 2,924 shares of the company’s stock worth $378,000 after acquiring an additional 27 shares during the period. 71.69% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Several research firms recently weighed in on KMB. Citigroup downgraded Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $113.00 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, December 11th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Kimberly Clark from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Monday, October 16th. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Kimberly Clark in a research report on Wednesday, December 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $121.00 target price on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. downgraded Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and lowered their target price for the company from $115.55 to $100.00 in a research report on Friday, October 20th. Finally, Bank of America lowered their target price on Kimberly Clark from $123.00 to $120.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, October 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have assigned a buy rating to the company. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $126.44.

In other Kimberly Clark news, insider Kimberly K. Underhill sold 23,158 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, January 29th. The stock was sold at an average price of $119.77, for a total transaction of $2,773,633.66. Following the sale, the insider now directly owns 31,141 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,729,757.57. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE KMB) opened at $111.44 on Monday. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 7.34, a current ratio of 0.89 and a quick ratio of 0.58. The company has a market capitalization of $39,082.71, a PE ratio of 17.89, a P/E/G ratio of 2.02 and a beta of 0.66. Kimberly Clark Corp has a 52-week low of $109.51 and a 52-week high of $136.21.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last posted its earnings results on Tuesday, January 23rd. The company reported $1.57 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.54 by $0.03. Kimberly Clark had a return on equity of 427.79% and a net margin of 12.48%. The company had revenue of $4.58 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.61 billion. During the same period in the previous year, the business earned $1.45 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up .8% on a year-over-year basis. analysts anticipate that Kimberly Clark Corp will post 6.98 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, March 9th will be paid a dividend of $1.00 per share. This is a boost from Kimberly Clark’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.97. This represents a $4.00 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.59%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, March 8th. Kimberly Clark’s payout ratio is presently 60.53%.

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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.

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