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  • Three insiders sold Kimberly-Clark's stock within one month.
  • The stock was not purchased by any insiders in the month of intensive selling.
  • All 3 of these insiders decreased their holdings by more than 10%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide.

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Insider selling during the last 30 days

Here is a table of Kimberly-Clark's insider activity during the last 30 days.

NameTitleTrade DateShares SoldRule 10b5-1Current OwnershipDecrease In Ownership
Lizanne GottungSVPApril 2815,493No20,087 shares43.5%
Kimberly UnderhillPresident, KCPApril 285,864No18,490 shares24.1%
Joanne BauerPresident, KCHApril 255,348No22,351 shares19.3%

There have been 26,705 shares sold by insiders during the last 30 days.

Insider selling by calendar month

Here is a table of Kimberly-Clark's insider activity by calendar month.

MonthInsider selling / sharesInsider buying / shares
April 201426,7050
March 201400
February 201431,4530
January 201465,1330
December 201300
November 2013334,0530
October 201300
September 201300
August 201302,000
July 201317,9890
June 201300
May 2013159,0450
April 201334,5330
March 201300
February 201314,3300
January 201328,6500

There have been 711,891 shares sold, and there have been 2,000 shares purchased by insiders since January 2013.


Kimberly-Clark reported the first-quarter financial results on April 21 with the following highlights:

Revenue$5.3 billion
Net income$538 million
Cash$1.2 billion
Debt$6.9 billion

The three insiders sold their shares after these results.

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Kimberly-Clark's revenue growth has been slowing down since 2011.


Kimberly-Clark's 2014 guidance is as follows:

Organic sales growth3%-5%

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(Source: Investor presentation)


Kimberly-Clark's competitors include Energizer (NYSE:ENR), and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG). Here is a table comparing these companies.

Market Cap:41.87B7.12B222.12B
Qtrly Rev Growth (yoy):-0.01-0.070.01
Gross Margin:0.340.470.50
Operating Margin:
Net Income:2.15B385.10M10.65B
PEG (5 yr expected):2.662.512.34

Kimberly-Clark has the highest PEG ratio among these three companies.

Here is a table of these competitors' insider activities this year.

CompanyInsider buying / sharesInsider selling / shares

Procter & Gamble has also seen intensive insider selling during the last 30 days.


There have been three different insiders selling Kimberly-Clark, and there have not been any insiders buying Kimberly-Clark during the last 30 days. All three of these insiders decreased their holdings by more than 10%. Kimberly-Clark has an insider ownership of 0.28%.

Before going short Kimberly-Clark, I would like to get a bearish confirmation from the Point & Figure chart. The three main reasons for the proposed short entry are a relatively high PEG ratio, weak revenue growth, and the intensive insider-selling activity.

Disclosure: I have no positions in any stocks mentioned, and no plans to initiate any positions within the next 72 hours. I wrote this article myself, and it expresses my own opinions. I am not receiving compensation for it (other than from Seeking Alpha). I have no business relationship with any company whose stock is mentioned in this article.

Source: Kimberly-Clark: 3 Different Insiders Have Sold Shares During The Last 30 Days