Siemens Fonds Invest GmbH Acquires 387 Shares of Kimberly-Clark Co. (NYSE:KMB)

Siemens Fonds Invest GmbH increased its holdings in shares of Kimberly-Clark Co. (NYSE:KMBGet Rating) by 2.1% during the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 18,752 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 387 shares during the quarter. Siemens Fonds Invest GmbH’s holdings in Kimberly-Clark were worth $2,309,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of KMB. Teacher Retirement System of Texas grew its position in Kimberly-Clark by 21.0% in the 4th quarter. Teacher Retirement System of Texas now owns 65,214 shares of the company’s stock worth $9,320,000 after purchasing an additional 11,310 shares during the period. Paradigm Financial Partners LLC purchased a new stake in Kimberly-Clark during the fourth quarter valued at $261,000. Capital Analysts LLC lifted its holdings in Kimberly-Clark by 88.1% in the fourth quarter. Capital Analysts LLC now owns 237 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,000 after acquiring an additional 111 shares during the period. Pictet Asset Management SA boosted its position in Kimberly-Clark by 24.6% in the fourth quarter. Pictet Asset Management SA now owns 723,459 shares of the company’s stock worth $103,397,000 after purchasing an additional 142,978 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Confluence Wealth Services Inc. bought a new stake in shares of Kimberly-Clark during the 4th quarter valued at about $131,000. 74.36% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Kimberly-Clark Price Performance

KMB stock opened at $126.84 on Friday. The company has a market capitalization of $42.82 billion, a PE ratio of 23.98, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 4.45 and a beta of 0.31. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $132.93 and its 200-day moving average price is $130.59. Kimberly-Clark Co. has a one year low of $117.32 and a one year high of $145.79. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 10.37, a quick ratio of 0.47 and a current ratio of 0.79.

Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMBGet Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, July 26th. The company reported $1.34 earnings per share for the quarter, missing analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.35 by ($0.01). Kimberly-Clark had a net margin of 8.87% and a return on equity of 249.60%. The firm had revenue of $5.06 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $4.99 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $1.47 EPS. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 7.2% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Kimberly-Clark Co. will post 5.64 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Kimberly-Clark Dividend Announcement

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, October 4th. Investors of record on Friday, September 9th will be given a $1.16 dividend. This represents a $4.64 annualized dividend and a yield of 3.66%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, September 8th. Kimberly-Clark’s dividend payout ratio is presently 87.71%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

KMB has been the subject of several recent research reports. StockNews.com upgraded shares of Kimberly-Clark from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, July 22nd. Barclays decreased their target price on Kimberly-Clark from $129.00 to $124.00 and set an “equal weight” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, May 23rd. Finally, UBS Group boosted their price target on Kimberly-Clark from $136.00 to $142.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Wednesday, July 27th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Based on data from MarketBeat, the stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $131.15.

About Kimberly-Clark

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Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care and consumer tissue products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The Personal Care segment offers disposable diapers, swimpants, training and youth pants, baby wipes, feminine and incontinence care products, and other related products under the Huggies, Pull-Ups, Little Swimmers, GoodNites, DryNites, Sweety, Kotex, U by Kotex, Intimus, Depend, Plenitud, Softex, Poise, and other brand names.

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