Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 36,370 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 673 shares during the period. Bbva Compass Bancshares Inc.’s holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation were worth $4,695,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds and other institutional investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Winch Advisory Services LLC lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.6% during the first quarter. Winch Advisory Services LLC now owns 1,396 shares of the company’s stock valued at $184,000 after purchasing an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Investment Partners Ltd. OH ADV lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.3% during the second quarter. Investment Partners Ltd. OH ADV now owns 2,852 shares of the company’s stock valued at $368,000 after purchasing an additional 8 shares in the last quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.6% during the first quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. now owns 2,545 shares of the company’s stock valued at $335,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.5% during the first quarter. Kistler Tiffany Companies LLC now owns 2,909 shares of the company’s stock valued at $383,000 after purchasing an additional 15 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Stratford Consulting LLC lifted its position in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.8% during the first quarter. Stratford Consulting LLC now owns 2,019 shares of the company’s stock valued at $266,000 after purchasing an additional 16 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 70.09% of the company’s stock.

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Several equities analysts recently weighed in on KMB shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. BidaskClub downgraded Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, July 1st. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $121.00 target price on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 8th. Macquarie started coverage on Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Friday, September 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $121.00 target price on the stock. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and set a $133.00 target price on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $132.07.

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE KMB) opened at 117.52 on Friday. 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 price of $121.49 and a 200 day moving average price of $127.61. The company has a market capitalization of $41.52 billion, a PE ratio of 19.62 and a beta of 0.78.

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

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Stockholders of record on Friday, September 8th will be paid a dividend of $0.97 per share. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.30%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 7th. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s payout ratio is currently 64.88%.

In other news, Director Robert W. Decherd bought 1,500 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The shares were acquired at an average cost of $122.21 per share, with a total value of $183,315.00. Following the purchase, the director now directly owns 43,444 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,309,291.24. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is accessible through this link. Corporate insiders own 0.56% of the company’s stock.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation 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.

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

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