Kimberly-Clark Corp

  • These Consumer Giants Will Reward You For Decades

    By Bob Ciura - August 19, 2013 | Tickers: KMB, PG, CLX

    Investors who consider themselves stock market historians have likely heard of the research done on the best-performing stocks to have owned over the past 60 or 70 years.

    Among these stocks that have richly rewarded their investors for so many years are many consumer goods companies. You might be shocked to find out that some of the market’s best-performing stocks have come from such slow-growing industries.

    However, the slow-and-steady more »

  • Pad Your Dividend Portfolio with This Personal Care Product Company

    By Rohit Gupta - August 16, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, PG

    It is a well-known fact that personal care products are an indispensable part of our lives. Because of the very stable nature of this industry, and the intense competition within it, the companies have a very steady growth rate. In essence, these companies are an investment tortoise. Investors looking for their hare would be disappointed in these companies, as their stock prices of usually don’t fluctuate much. But, investors more »

  • 3 Dividend Stocks to Consider

    By Michael Ugulini - August 13, 2013 | Tickers: BKW, KMB, MCD, RY, TD

    If you’re an income investor, the following three stocks could add some punch to your portfolio. If you’re not, research dividend paying entities such as the three listed below as possible components of a balanced stock portfolio.

    Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB)

    Kimberly-Clark manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products. What do I like about Kimberly-Clark?

    Recently, Kimberly-Clark’s board declared a regular quarterly dividend of more »

  • With Feminine Market Acquisition, Energizer Takes Procter and Gamble Head On

    By Chris Katje - August 4, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, PG

    Once known for just its batteries, Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR) is now shaping up to be a mini personal care powerhouse. On Wednesday, the company acquired three strong feminine care brands that put the company in more direct competition with rival Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG). Energizer’s decision to diversify should offset weakness in the battery category and power shares forward.

    Powering past batteries

    Energizer Holdings is the company behind more »

  • 3 Resilient Long-Term Investments

    By Dan Moskowitz - August 2, 2013 | Tickers: JNJ, KMB, PG

    The stock market is acting strange. Never before has there been such strong bull and bear opinions. The answer to who’s correct will be revealed when the Federal Reserve discontinues (not just tapers) monetary stimulus and interest rates increase. Can the economy stand on its own two feet?

    What if you could invest in quality companies that were resilient to bear markets? Fear not, these companies exist. 

    Extraordinary diversification more »

  • 3 Reasons I’m Bearish on This Household-Name Stock

    By Marie Palumbo - August 1, 2013 | Tickers: CL, JCP, KMB, PG, CLX

    It might be about time to gear up for a short -- or at least time to take some profits off the table. Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) made the decision to rehire its old CEO, A.J. Lafley, to replace his handpicked successor Robert McDonald. I see this as a call for concern, given Lafley’s track record as CEO.

    P&G is a great company that likely will be around more »

  • Prospects Look Bright for Kimberly Clark

    By siraj sarwar - July 30, 2013 | Tickers: KMB, PG, CLX

    Historically, companies operating in the household and personal product industry have consistently generated double digit returns. This industry has been one of the best choices for conservative investors. Price stability, financial strength ratings, and earnings predictability are naturally very favorable. On top, most of these equities are offering appealing dividends with steady price appreciation.

    The household and personal product industry is sought as defensive investments because this industry provides solid more »

  • Does Royal Baby Mean Royal Profits?

    By Gerelyn Terzo - July 26, 2013 | Tickers: JNJ, KMB, PG

    It's impossible to watch the news without hearing the royal buzz surrounding Prince William and Kate Middleton's new baby boy. Whether you care or not, it's hard not to feel some joy at the thought of a new and healthy baby being brought into the world. And whether or not the royal news gives way to a new baby boom, you can't ignore that the world more »

  • Personal Care can turn into Profits

    By Vanina Egea - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, NWL

    Consumer and commercial producers and marketers continue to struggle with slow economic recovery in Europe. However, companies haven't stood still while revenues diminished. What have they done? Energizer Holdings (NYSE: ENR), for example, has gone into the personal care business. Meanwhile, Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB) has placed its eyes on the developing markets. At last, Newell Rubbermaid (NYSE: NWL), has shaved off non-core businesses and expanded to new markets more »

  • Why This Household Product Maker Can Make Your Portfolio Sparkle

    By Matthew Frankel - July 22, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG

    In continuing a theme, I want to write about another company that a lot of folks in my generation seem to think of as a “boring” and “dull” investment, when in fact it’s anything but. I have recently written about ExxonMobil and Johnson & Johnson as excellent long-term holdings, and today I want to focus on my favorite household product maker, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB). I tell my friends that these more »

  • A Bright Outlook Based on These 4 Measures

    By Chad Henage - July 18, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG, CLX

    When companies are about to report earnings, investors would do well to look at the prior earnings report to try and find trends that may continue over the next few quarters. With Colgate-Palmolive’s (NYSE: CL) earnings report right around the corner, there are four trends that shareholders should hope will continue.

    Growth and Income on a Global Scale
    There are two things that define Colgate-Palmolive’s current market position more »

  • Can This Blue Chip Keep up the Turnaround?

    By Chad Henage - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG, CLX

    Questioning certain companies in today’s stock market is almost unheard of. When you think about names like Coca-Cola, McDonald’s, or Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG), many investors assume that all of these companies are stocks that they can buy at any price and hold forever. While it’s true that investors may be able to buy the shares at a decent price and tuck them away for many years more »

  • 4 Reasons to Give This Blue Chip Another Look

    By Chad Henage - July 17, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG, CLX

    Sometimes finding a winning investment is less about discovering the next big thing, and more about finding a good value in an already strong company. While a large blue chip stock like Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) won’t win a prize for the most exciting company, or the fastest growth rate, there is a lot to like about a company that makes money cleaning up other people’s messes.

    Goliath Versus more »

  • A Giant Dividend Grower for Your Retirement Portfolio

    By Mark Morelli - July 15, 2013 | Tickers: CVX, KMB, PG

    I have a few suggestions for those of you in or near retirement and looking to add another dividend stock to your portfolio. 

    Based upon my experience, I chose a few criteria that I consider important when selecting dividend-growth stocks that keep up with inflation over the long term (and don't keep you up at night). These criteria include: 

    1. Moderate yield (3% to 3.5%)

    2. Dividend increases more »

  • Is Kimberly-Clark The Best Staples Stock to Buy?

    By Bob Ciura - July 10, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, CLX

    Consumer staples stocks are highly regarded by the investing community for the reliability of their profits. It isn’t difficult to understand why. Companies like Kimberly Clark (NYSE: KMB) sell products ranging from paper towels to tissues, products that consumers will purchase regardless of the overall economic climate.

    In addition, consumer staples stocks traditionally distribute a majority of their profits to shareholders via compelling dividend yields. Over the past couple more »

  • Boring Can Be Beautiful With This Company

    By Mark Yagalla - July 2, 2013 | Tickers: ENR, KMB, PG

    Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) is in the boring business of paper towels, tissues, diapers, baby wipes, toilet paper, and feminine hygiene products. The business isn't exciting, but it's very profitable and Kimberly-Clark has built a large moat for itself. To put it in perspective, consider that:

    • The company's leading brands are sold in more than 175 countries.

    • Kimberly-Clark has been in business for more than 140 years.

    • Nearly more »

  • Billionaire David Harding’s Consumer Goods Picks

    By Meena Krishnamsetty - June 28, 2013 | Tickers: MO, BF-B, CL, KMB, MKC

    We track hundreds of hedge funds’ quarterly 13F filings as a part of our work developing investment strategies; we have found, for example, that the most popular small cap stocks among hedge funds earn an average excess return of 18 percentage points per year (learn more about our small cap strategy). We also like to analyze individual filings to search for any trends in how top managers are playing the more »

  • Is Procter & Gamble Still A Good Investment?

    By harsha lohia - June 26, 2013 | Tickers: CL, KMB, PG

    Procter & Gamble (NYSE: PG) has been one of the best-known corporations in the world, brewing success decade after decade. But, since the year 2000, its business has reached a whole new level, with its brand portfolio today exceeding $25 billion, up from just $10 billion back then. With the management recently announcing the come-back of its former CEO, A.G. Lafley, who was formerly at the center of operations driving more »

  • 3 Boring Dividend Stars with Great Dividend Growth Rates

    By Karin Hernandez - June 24, 2013 | Tickers: KMB, PG, CLX

    Dividend stocks have finally been recognized as the superstars that they are. While in the past many investors focused on growth stocks for share price appreciation, the masses have come to see that a great dividend combined with good growth prospects can provide a safe, reliable way to grow your investment.

    If you’ve read any of my articles, you know that I am a huge dividend fan. I’ve more »

  • Why You Should Embrace Falling Markets

    By Bob Ciura - June 20, 2013 | Tickers: JNJ, KMB, PEP

    It’s a scary investing world out there. These are volatile times, as the markets continually fret over if the Federal Reserve is close to tapering off its long-held policy of tens of billions in monthly bond purchases.

    We have now seen 8 straight triple-digit moves in the Dow Jones Industrial Average, including two 200-point down days in a row. Interest rates are on the rise, shaking the temperament of more »

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