Trust Co. of Vermont trimmed its position in shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) by 1.4% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 15,349 shares of the company’s stock after selling 225 shares during the period. Trust Co. of Vermont’s holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation were worth $1,982,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the stock. NEXT Financial Group Inc increased its holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 0.6% during the second quarter. NEXT Financial Group Inc now owns 9,643 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,245,000 after buying an additional 57 shares during the last quarter. Union Bankshares Corp increased its holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 6.0% during the second quarter. Union Bankshares Corp now owns 4,264 shares of the company’s stock worth $551,000 after buying an additional 240 shares during the last quarter. CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp increased its holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 221.4% during the second quarter. CHURCHILL MANAGEMENT Corp now owns 145,321 shares of the company’s stock worth $18,762,000 after buying an additional 100,108 shares during the last quarter. Bank of The West increased its holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 4.0% during the second quarter. Bank of The West now owns 4,651 shares of the company’s stock worth $600,000 after buying an additional 179 shares during the last quarter. Finally, NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. increased its holdings in Kimberly-Clark Corporation by 2,838.2% during the second quarter. NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V. now owns 71,016 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,169,000 after buying an additional 68,599 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 70.09% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently weighed in on KMB shares. Berenberg Bank restated a “hold” rating on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a report on Thursday, July 27th. Citigroup Inc. set a $134.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Friday, July 7th. Royal Bank Of Canada reaffirmed a “sector perform” rating and set a $121.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Wednesday, July 26th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 24th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “hold” rating and set a $119.00 price objective on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research report on Thursday, September 7th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, fourteen have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $132.07.

Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) traded down 0.51% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $117.52. 1,547,025 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $41.52 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 19.62 and a beta of 0.78. The stock’s 50-day moving average price is $121.49 and its 200-day moving average price is $127.61. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a 1-year low of $111.30 and a 1-year high of $136.21.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the consensus estimate of $1.49. The company 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%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company earned $1.53 EPS. On average, analysts forecast that Kimberly-Clark Corporation will post $6.21 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently declared 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. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 3.30%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s payout ratio is 64.88%.

In other news, Director Robert W. Decherd purchased 1,500 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 3rd. The stock was bought at an average price of $122.21 per share, for a total transaction of $183,315.00. Following the purchase, the director now owns 43,444 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $5,309,291.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 0.56% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

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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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