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Dividend Growth of Kimberly-Clark Corporation(KMB)

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation(KMB) is having a Dividend Yield of 2.96% with the Annual cash Dividend per share of $3.68. The last quarter cash dividend per share pay out was $0.92. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a 5 year average dividend yield of 3.19% and the stock has a Indicated annual dividend of $3.68. Kimberly-Clark Corporation(KMB) formally announced its most recent dividend on January 24, 2017 with a Dividend per share of $0.97. The new indicated annual dividend based on announced dividend per share is $3.88. The dividend yield based on the forward looking indicated annual dividend is 3.12%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation(KMB) has the most recent dividend payout ratio of 0.61 with a 5-year average payout ratio of 0.59. Companys change in pay out ratio when compared to the last 5 years average pay out ratio has been 0.02. The 5 year historical dividend growth of Kimberly-Clark Corporation(KMB) is at the rate of 5.12% while the R-Squared dividend growth is 0.93. If the value of R-Square is close to one, it indicates a perfect fit and the higher value conforms to the regression line while data close to zero indicates the opposite.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) rose 1.78% or 2.21 points on Thursday and made its way into the gainers of the day. After trading began at $124.41 the stock was seen hitting $126.72 as a peak level and $123.71 as the lowest level. The stock ended up at $126.62. The daily volume was measured at 2,741,578 shares. The 52-week high of the share price is $138.87 and the 52-week low is $111.3. The company has a market cap of $45,112 million. Shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation rose by 2.46% in the last five trading days and 8.78% for the last 4 weeks. Kimberly-Clark Corporation is up 12.1% in the last 3-month period. Year-to-Date the stock performance stands at 10.95%.

Currently the company Insiders own 0.58% of Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares according to the proxy statements. In the past twelve weeks, the net percent change held by company insiders has changed by -16.15% . Institutional Investors own 68.65% of Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares. During last six month period, the net percent change held by insiders has seen a change of -5.96%. Company has reported several Insider transactions to the SEC, on Feb 2, 2017, Kimberly K Underhill (President, KCP) sold 4,000 shares at 120.95 per share price.On Nov 22, 2016, Thomas J. Mielke (SVP – General Counsel) sold 11,946 shares at 113.35 per share price.On Oct 27, 2016, Robert W Decherd (director) purchased 2,000 shares at 113.59 per share price.

Several Stock Research Financial Advisors from Investment Banking firms have advised their client and investors on the stock.Kimberly Clark Corp was Downgraded by Barclays on Jan 9, 2017 to Equal Weight, Lowers Price Target to $ 109 from a previous price target of $125 .

Kimberly Clark Corp Last issued its quarterly earnings results on Jan 24, 2017. The company reported $1.45 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.04. Analyst had a consensus of $1.41. The company had revenue of $4544.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $4545.59 million. The companys revenue was up .1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $1.42 EPS.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation is one of the leading consumer products companies. Its global tissue, personal care and health care brands include Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, Scott, Kimberly-Clark, Safeskin, Tecnol, Kimwipes and Wypall. Other brands well known outside the U.S. include Andrex, Scottex, Page, Popee and Kimbies. Kimberly-Clark also is a major producer of premium business, correspondence and technical papers. (Company Press Release)

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