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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) is a leading household & personal products business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$138.16 after a previous close of US$138.91. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD137.74 to a high of USD139.45. The latest price was USD138.31 (25 minute delay). Kimberly-Clark Corporation is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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What's in this guide?
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock a buy or sell?
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation performance over time
- Can I short Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares?
- Is Kimberly-Clark Corporation suitable for ethical investing?
- Are Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares over-valued?
- Kimberly-Clark Corporation's financials
- How volatile are Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares?
- Does Kimberly-Clark Corporation pay a dividend?
- Have Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Kimberly-Clark Corporation share priceUse our graph to track the performance of KMB stocks over time.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$126.9019 - US$156.4563|
|50-day moving average||US$134.2797|
|200-day moving average||US$136.7428|
|Dividend yield||US$4.28 (3.14%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$6.87|
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Is it a good time to buy Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock?
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Kimberly-Clark Corporation price performance over time
|1 week (2021-04-12)||0.79%|
|1 month (2021-03-22)||3.97%|
Is Kimberly-Clark Corporation under- or over-valued?
Valuing Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Kimberly-Clark Corporation's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's P/E ratio
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 20x. In other words, Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares trade at around 20x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's PEG ratio
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 4.9952. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Kimberly-Clark Corporation's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's EBITDA
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$4.3 billion (£3.1 billion).
The EBITDA is a measure of a Kimberly-Clark Corporation's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation financials
|Revenue TTM||US$19.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||18.8%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$7.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||13.71%|
|Return on equity TTM||723.61%|
|Market capitalisation||US$47 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares
There are currently 9.3 million Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares held short by investors – that's known as Kimberly-Clark Corporation's "short interest". This figure is 4.9% up from 8.9 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares can be evaluated.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares traded daily (recently around 2.5 million). Kimberly-Clark Corporation's SIR currently stands at 3.76. In other words for every 100,000 Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares traded daily on the market, roughly 3760 shares are currently held short.
However Kimberly-Clark Corporation's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares, or, against the total number of tradable Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case Kimberly-Clark Corporation's short interest could be expressed as 0.03% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares in existence, roughly 30 shares are currently held short) or 0.0277% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares, roughly 28 shares are currently held short).
Such a low SIR usually points to an optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
Find out more about how you can short Kimberly-Clark Corporation stock.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Kimberly-Clark Corporation.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 21.73
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation's overall score of 21.73 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 27th percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Kimberly-Clark Corporation is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's environmental score
Environmental score: 6.16/100
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's environmental score of 6.16 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a leader in its sector terms of its environmental impact, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's social score
Social score: 7.61/100
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's social score of 7.61 puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. This could suggest that Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to taking good care of its workforce and the communities it impacts.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's governance score
Governance score: 4.47/100
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's governance score puts it squarely in the 1st percentile of companies rated in the same sector. That could suggest that Kimberly-Clark Corporation is a leader in its sector when it comes to responsible management and strategy, and exposed to a lower level of risk.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Kimberly-Clark Corporation scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Kimberly-Clark Corporation has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||21.73|
|Total ESG percentile||27.32|
|Environmental score percentile||1|
|Social score percentile||1|
|Governance score percentile||1|
|Level of controversy||2|
Kimberly-Clark Corporation share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 56.2% of net profits
Recently Kimberly-Clark Corporation has paid out, on average, around 56.2% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.35% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Kimberly-Clark Corporation shareholders could enjoy a 3.35% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Kimberly-Clark Corporation's case, that would currently equate to about $4.28 per share.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's most recent dividend payout was on 4 April 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 3 March 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Kimberly-Clark Corporation's shares ever split?
Kimberly-Clark Corporation's shares were split on a 1043:1000 basis on 2 November 2014. So if you had owned 1000 shares the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 1043 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 4.1% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Kimberly-Clark Corporation shares which in turn could have impacted Kimberly-Clark Corporation's share price.
Kimberly-Clark Corporation share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Kimberly-Clark Corporation's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$126.9019 up to US$156.4563. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Kimberly-Clark Corporation's is 0.5538. This would suggest that Kimberly-Clark Corporation's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
Kimberly-Clark Corporation overview
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, training and youth pants, swimpants, 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. The Consumer Tissue segment provides facial and bathroom tissues, paper towels, napkins, and related products under the Kleenex, Scott, Cottonelle, Viva, Andrex, Scottex, Neve, and other brand names. The K-C Professional segment offers wipers, tissues, towels, apparel, soaps, and sanitizers under the Kleenex, Scott, WypAll, Kimtech, and KleenGuard brands. The company sells household use products directly to supermarkets, mass merchandisers, drugstores, warehouse clubs, variety and department stores, and other retail outlets, as well as through other distributors and e-commerce; and away-from-home use products directly to manufacturing, lodging, office building, food service, and public facilities, as well as through distributors and e-commerce. Kimberly-Clark Corporation was founded in 1872 and is headquartered in Dallas, Texas.
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