DF Dent & Co. Inc. maintained its position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) during the first quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 2,373 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the first quarter. DF Dent & Co. Inc.’s holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation were worth $312,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently made changes to their positions in KMB. Tortoise Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 4.7% in the first quarter. Tortoise Investment Management LLC now owns 758 shares of the company’s stock valued at $100,000 after buying an additional 34 shares during the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 125.0% in the first quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. boosted its position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 38.5% in the first quarter. Armbruster Capital Management Inc. now owns 900 shares of the company’s stock valued at $118,000 after buying an additional 250 shares during the last quarter. Heritage Trust Co bought a new position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $118,000. Finally, Clean Yield Group bought a new position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation during the first quarter valued at about $145,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.62% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) traded up 0.1785% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $121.2861. The stock had a trading volume of 127,963 shares. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a one year low of $111.30 and a one year high of $136.21. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $125.41 and a 200-day moving average of $128.48. The company has a market cap of $42.85 billion, a P/E ratio of 20.2515 and a beta of 0.76.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.49 EPS for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49. The firm had revenue of $4.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.56 billion. Kimberly-Clark Corporation had a return on equity of 636.30% and a net margin of 11.82%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $1.53 earnings per share. Analysts forecast that Kimberly-Clark Corporation will post $6.21 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Investors of record on Friday, September 8th will be issued a $0.97 dividend. This represents a $3.88 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.20%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 7th. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s dividend payout ratio is currently 64.88%.

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Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on KMB shares. TheStreet upgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “c+” rating to an “a-” rating in a research note on Wednesday, April 26th. BidaskClub upgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, June 22nd. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) set a $157.00 price objective on Kimberly-Clark Corporation and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Monday, June 19th. Berenberg Bank started coverage on Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research note on Friday, June 9th. They issued a “hold” rating and a $136.00 price objective for the company. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $133.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, May 31st. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $133.14.

In related news, SVP Thomas J. Mielke sold 20,108 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $128.11, for a total value of $2,576,035.88. Following the completion of the transaction, the senior vice president now owns 23,543 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,016,093.73. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, insider Sergio Cruz sold 7,078 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, May 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $130.01, for a total value of $920,210.78. Following the transaction, the insider now directly owns 4,910 shares in the company, valued at approximately $638,349.10. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.

About Kimberly-Clark Corporation

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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB)

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