Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB ) will begin trading ex-dividend on December 07, 2016. A cash dividend payment of $0.92 per share is scheduled to be paid on January 04, 2017. Shareholders who purchased KMB 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 $113.63, the dividend yield is 3.24%.
The previous trading day's last sale of KMB was $113.63, representing a -18.18% decrease from the 52 week high of $138.87 and a 2.09% increase over the 52 week low of $111.30.
KMB is a part of the Consumer Durables sector, which includes companies such as Westrock Company ( WRK ) and Ball Corporation ( BLL ). KMB's current earnings per share, an indicator of a company's profitability, is $5.49. Zacks Investment Research reports KMB's forecasted earnings growth in 2016 as 4.22%, compared to an industry average of 14.3%.
Interested in gaining exposure to KMB through an Exchange Traded Fund [ETF]?
The following ETF(s) have KMB as a top-10 holding:
- iShares Edge MSCI USA Quality Factor ETF ( QUAL )
- PowerShares DWA Consumer Staples Momentum Portfolio ( PSL )
- iShares Edge MSCI Multifactor USA ETF ( LRGF ).
The top-performing ETF of this group is LRGF with an increase of 5.98% over the last 100 days. QUAL has the highest percent weighting of KMB at 4.62%.
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