First Command Financial Services Inc. cut its holdings in shares of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) by 4.9% in the fourth quarter, reports. The firm owned 3,878 shares of the company’s stock after selling 200 shares during the quarter. First Command Financial Services Inc.’s holdings in Kimberly Clark were worth $533,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in KMB. Glassman Wealth Services grew its position in Kimberly Clark by 145.1% in the 3rd quarter. Glassman Wealth Services now owns 174 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,000 after acquiring an additional 103 shares in the last quarter. Horan Capital Advisors LLC. acquired a new stake in shares of Kimberly Clark during the third quarter worth about $28,000. 1 North Wealth Services LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Kimberly Clark during the third quarter worth about $31,000. Phocas Financial Corp. acquired a new stake in shares of Kimberly Clark during the second quarter worth about $33,000. Finally, Atwater Malick LLC purchased a new position in shares of Kimberly Clark in the third quarter valued at approximately $41,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 71.77% of the company’s stock.

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on KMB. Bank of America upgraded shares of Kimberly Clark from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $155.00 price objective for the company in a report on Friday, September 27th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on shares of Kimberly Clark from $124.00 to $126.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, December 12th. Barclays raised shares of Kimberly Clark from an “equal weight” rating to an “overweight” rating and raised their price target for the company from $144.00 to $152.00 in a research report on Monday, September 23rd. Wells Fargo & Co boosted their price target on shares of Kimberly Clark from $130.00 to $132.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a research note on Tuesday, October 15th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut their price objective on Kimberly Clark from $149.00 to $139.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a research report on Wednesday, October 23rd. One research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, six have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $139.50.

NYSE:KMB traded down $0.09 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $140.82. The stock had a trading volume of 447,738 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,174,922. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $136.91 and a two-hundred day simple moving average of $136.58. The company has a market capitalization of $48.07 billion, a PE ratio of 21.30, a PEG ratio of 3.55 and a beta of 0.51. Kimberly Clark Corp has a twelve month low of $107.44 and a twelve month high of $143.50. The company has a current ratio of 0.75, a quick ratio of 0.48 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 70.43.

Kimberly Clark (NYSE:KMB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, October 22nd. The company reported $1.84 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.80 by $0.04. Kimberly Clark had a net margin of 10.96% and a return on equity of 93,800.00%. The company had revenue of $4.64 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.66 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $1.71 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.3% on a year-over-year basis. Sell-side analysts predict that Kimberly Clark Corp will post 6.86 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, January 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, December 6th were issued a $1.03 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, December 5th. This represents a $4.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.93%. Kimberly Clark’s payout ratio is 62.33%.

About Kimberly Clark

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, training and youth pants, swimpants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Poise, and other brand names.

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