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Kimberly-Clark Corp KMB Stock Quote

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Last close prices updated as of Jun 02, 2023, 4:10 PM EST | USD | BATS BZX Real-Time Price
  • Last Close 136.09
  • Sector Consumer Defensive
  • Industry Household & Personal Products
  • Investment Style Large Blend
  • Day Range 133.48  –  136.13
  • Year Range 108.74  –  147.87
  • Market Cap 45.9142 Bil
  • Volume / Avg 1.9 Mil /  1.7 Mil
  • Price / Sales 2.24
  • Price / Book 62.84
  • Forward Div Yield 3.52%
  • Trailing Div Yield 4.29%

Morningstar‘s Stock Analysis KMB

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Even Amid Cost Angst, Kimberly-Clark Steps Up Brand Spending to Shore Up Its Narrow Economic Moat

Business Strategy and Outlook

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Like peers, narrow-moat Kimberly-Clark faces a slew of challenges, including a weak economic environment and elevated cost pressures. While we didn't anticipate the pronounced pandemic level volumes would persist (particularly as mobility restrictions ease), commodity cost inflation has outpaced our expectations (serving as a 750-basis-point drag to gross margins in fiscal 2022), and these pressures are unlikely to abate in 2023, with Kimberly forecasting an incremental headwind of $100 million-$200 million this year, on top of a $3.0 billion step up over the past two years. In addition, Kimberly is battling unfavorable foreign currency movements, which stand to eat into fiscal 2023 operating income to the tune of $300 million-$400 million.

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Business Description

With more than half of sales from personal care and another third from tissue products, Kimberly-Clark sits as a leading manufacturer of the tissue and hygiene realm. Its brand mix includes Huggies, Pull-Ups, Kotex, Depend, Kleenex, and Cottonelle. The firm also operates K-C Professional, which partners with businesses to provide safety and sanitary products for the workplace. Kimberly-Clark generates just over of half its sales in North America and more than 10% in Europe, with the rest primarily concentrated in Asia and Latin America.

P.O. Box 619100
Dallas, TX, 75261-9100
Industry Household & Personal Products
Employees 43,000

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FAQs for Kimberly-Clark Corp Stock

Yes. KMB has a forward dividend yield of 3.52%. See KMB’s full dividends and stock split history on the Dividend tab.
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KMB’s market cap is 45.91 Bil.
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KMB’s stock style is Large Core.
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KMB’s price/sales is 2.24.
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KMB’s price/forward earnings is 22.93.
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KMB’s price/book is 62.85.
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KMB’s beta can be found in Trading Information at the top of this page.
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