Traders purchased shares of Kimberly Clark Corp (NYSE:KMB) on weakness during trading on Monday. $61.28 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $36.82 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $24.46 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Kimberly Clark had the 18th highest net in-flow for the day. Kimberly Clark traded down ($0.24) for the day and closed at $108.36
Several brokerages have weighed in on KMB. Barclays set a $119.00 target price on Kimberly Clark and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, March 15th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kimberly Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $120.00 target price for the company in a report on Tuesday, April 3rd. Deutsche Bank began coverage on Kimberly Clark in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $121.00 target price for the company. Finally, Citigroup set a $112.00 target price on Kimberly Clark and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 24th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have assigned a hold rating and two have given a buy rating to the company. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $124.56.
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 $38,086.70, a price-to-earnings ratio of 17.41, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 1.96 and a beta of 0.66.
The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, April 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, March 9th were 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 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 3.69%. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, March 8th. Kimberly Clark’s dividend payout ratio is 64.21%.
In related news, insider Kimberly K. Underhill sold 23,158 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction 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 completion of the sale, the insider now directly owns 31,141 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,729,757.57. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Corporate insiders own 0.64% of the company’s stock.
Several hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. American International Group Inc. raised its stake in Kimberly Clark by 2,507.7% in the fourth quarter. American International Group Inc. now owns 4,397,893 shares of the company’s stock valued at $530,650,000 after buying an additional 4,229,240 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. raised its stake in Kimberly Clark by 4.9% in the fourth quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 25,795,326 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,112,464,000 after buying an additional 1,212,672 shares during the last quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP raised its stake in Kimberly Clark by 94.1% in the fourth quarter. Two Sigma Advisers LP now owns 2,050,420 shares of the company’s stock valued at $247,404,000 after buying an additional 993,961 shares during the last quarter. Amundi Pioneer Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Kimberly Clark in the fourth quarter valued at about $117,456,000. Finally, Stifel Financial Corp increased its holdings in shares of Kimberly Clark by 29,110.9% in the third quarter. Stifel Financial Corp now owns 778,470 shares of the company’s stock valued at $91,647,000 after purchasing an additional 775,805 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 74.52% of the company’s stock.
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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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