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Kimberly-Clark Pays You A Boring But Beautiful 3.5% Yield

Oct. 04, 2021 12:33 AM ETKimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB)14 Comments


  • Kimberly-Clark is a respectable name in the consumer staples space, with growing market share in key geographies.
  • While it has some near-term headwinds, these issues are expected to ease in the latter part of this year.
  • Meanwhile, KMB maintains a strong balance sheet and is poised to be a Dividend King shortly.
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Comments (14)

Nice dividend yield but poor chart, and flat analyst consensus revenue and earnings forecasts. I overweight consumer staples as bond substitutes, but having looked at KMB many times through the yeas I have avoided it in favour of other names, esp. PG in the same sub-sector.
amegalo profile picture
Yesterday I added to my position. I do this when a company’s stock bounces near its 52 week low.. I think this is a reliable method to add to long term hold positions.
hawkeyec profile picture
I have a good bit of this with too much of a gain to want to sell. As the price has gone up the yield has declined a good bit because the dividend has not risen as fast as the price. In addition, this company currently has a negative book value -- total debts exceed total assets -- a condition that is not terribly stable.
Nice yield on dividend aristocrat KMB.
a solid and boring company like $CL or $K in BUY area.
What the heck is a "workplace solutions"?
In Cog Neato profile picture
@alexalekhine Products for businesses: bulk paper towels, cleaning supplies, bulk (large) TP rolls, etc. Those sales are down while workers have worked from home during the pandemic, since those products are not needed at places of businesses when the buildings are mostly empty.
As companies go back to work, those product sales will increase again and there will be added needs for antiseptic wipes and cleaning products including paper products.
@In Cog Neato I love CorpSpeak today. Those aren't solutions. They're just freaking cleaning supplies. As for those large TP rolls, they should start marketing those to housepainters as a cheaper alternative to sandpaper. Have a fun day.
In Cog Neato profile picture
@alexalekhine It's corporate newspeak all right. For example, when a company presentation highlighted using "leveraging," many times they really were just paying someone or something for services, rather than having an advantageous position over competitors.
Example: When IBM stopped being a computer company, and became a service company, didn't they refer themselves as a "Solutions" company? You see it all over, once you're made aware of corporate newspeak. Check it out:
They're not the only one.
An acquaintance once referred to "Airline management." No, nothing to do with the airlines, just that corporate management would read an article in a airliner seat pocket magazine about management and before you know it, everyone was implementing what they read.
When you hear anyone, especially corporate management, using business cliche, you know they are followers and not leaders. "Low hanging fruit."

"It'll change your life" was an advertising mantra for a decade, and I'd shudder every time I'd hear it in a TV or radio commercial. Changes can be good and changes can be bad. But the companies using that mantra didn't even think about that, but only thinking that they could sell more snake oil to the gullible public.
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