Monday, February 6, 2017

Dividend Overview: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) share price jumped at US$ 122.32 before falling back to end the trade at US$ 121.54 a share. The dividend stock is -11.14% off a 52-week high stock price of US$ 138.87 but is up 10.09% since hitting the US$ 111.3. Investors are buying the stock with a trailing-twelve-month price-to-earnings (P/E) ratio of 20.3.

After a 0.11% rise from previous close of US$ 121.41, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) has a US$ 43.48 Billion market cap. The company pays a US$ 0.97-cent-per-share quarterly dividend, giving it a 3.19% yield. That brings its full year payout to US$ 3.88 and 61% annual payout ratio based on EPS.

The KMB has soared 6.5% year-to-date. The equity has gained steam in recent weeks, with shares up about 7.9% in the past three months. It added 0.46%, climbed 5.52% and jumped -5.17% in the week, one month and six months, respectively. Revenue growth rate was recorded at -2.7% and net income per share was seen moving at a 8.5% rate in the past five years.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) is over 1% above analysts’ consensus price target of US$ 125. The stock has blown through analysts’ low price target of US$ 111, but is still below the high US$ 140 target. On a price appreciation basis over the past 12 months, the stock returned -2.79%.

The most recent short interest data show 1.31% of the company’s stock are short sold. It would take about 2.46 days to cover all short positions. In terms of volatility, it has a beta coefficient of 0.66 and technical analysis volatility indicator called Average True Range or ATR around 1.32.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) closed -0.76% below its 200-day moving average which many technicians use as a guide to the long-term trend, so stocks above the line are considered to be in longer-term uptrends, while those below it are considered to be in downtrends. The stock is 4.92% above another chart threshold, its 50-day moving average and 3.11% above its 20-day simple moving average.

Dividend Overview: Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)

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