Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is scheduled to be releasing its earnings data before the market opens on Monday, October 23rd. Analysts expect Kimberly-Clark Corporation to post earnings of $1.55 per share for the quarter.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, July 25th. The company reported $1.49 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49. The business had revenue of $4.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $4.56 billion. Kimberly-Clark Corporation had a net margin of 11.82% and a return on equity of 636.30%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was down .7% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.53 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect Kimberly-Clark Corporation to post $6.21 EPS for the current fiscal year and $6.60 EPS for the next fiscal year.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE KMB) opened at 113.44 on Friday. The company has a 50-day moving average of $118.38 and a 200-day moving average of $125.07. The company has a market cap of $40.08 billion, a P/E ratio of 18.94 and a beta of 0.76. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a 52-week low of $110.33 and a 52-week high of $136.21.

The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Tuesday, October 3rd. Shareholders of record on Friday, September 8th were issued a dividend of $0.97 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Thursday, September 7th. This represents a $3.88 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.42%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation’s payout ratio is 64.88%.

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In related news, Director Robert W. Decherd purchased 1,500 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock in a transaction that occurred on 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 completion of the transaction, the director now owns 43,444 shares in the company, valued at $5,309,291.24. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. 0.56% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Several research analysts have weighed in on the stock. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Monday, October 16th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. Citigroup Inc. set a $132.00 target price on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. UBS AG reiterated a “neutral” rating and issued a $119.00 target price (down previously from $120.00) on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research note on Wednesday, July 26th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $122.00 target price (down previously from $133.00) on shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation in a research note on Thursday, July 6th. Four analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $128.46.

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.

Earnings History for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB)

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