Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) Ex-Dividend Date Scheduled for December 05, 2012


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Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) has announced an ex-dividend date of December 05, 2012 and a cash dividend payment of $0.74 per share scheduled for January 03, 2013. Shareholders who purchased KMB stock prior to the ex-dividend date are eligible for the cash dividend payment. This marks the 4th quarter that KMB has paid the same dividend. At the current stock price of $85.72, the dividend yield is 3.45%.

The previous trading day's last sale of KMB was $85.72, representing a -2.87% decrease from the 52 week high of $88.25 and a 23.44% increase over the 52 week low of $69.44.

KMB is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Ball Corporation ( BLL ) and Crown Cork & Seal Company, Inc. ( CCK ). KMB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $4.75. Zacks Investment Research reports KMB's forecasted earnings growth in 2012 as 8.97%, compared to an industry average of -1.7%.

For more information on the declaration, record and payment dates, visit the KMB Dividend History page.

Interested in gaining exposure to KMB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KMB as a top-10 holding:

  • PowerShares Dynamic Consumer Staples ( PSL )
  • iShares Dow Jones U.S. Consumer Goods Index Fund ( IYK )
  • iShares Dow Jones Select Dividend Index Fund ( DVY )
  • Russell 1000 Low Volatility ETF (LVOL)
  • iShares MSCI USA Minimum Volatility Index Fund ( USMV ).

The top-performing ETF of this group is LVOL with an increase of 7.24% over the last 100 days. PSL has the highest percent weighting of KMB at 2.61%.

The views and opinions expressed herein are the views and opinions of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of Nasdaq, Inc.

This article appears in: News Headlines Stocks
Referenced Stocks: BLL , CCK , DVY , IYK , KMB , PSL , USMV

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