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Kimberly-Clark Corporation Message Board

  • burgersboat burgersboat May 7, 2012 9:44 AM Flag

    Split

    I know that's a bad word, but we are creeping up on it.
    I believe around $94 is the territory.
    I bought @ $55 three(3) years ago. About 1/2 way there.!!!

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    • You are talking about if the company goes bankrupt, that is the way it works. Most of the time preferred shares is just a loan to the company with a dividend, but the preferred shareholders do get paid off first before the common shares if the company goes bankrupt, if there is anything left after the preferred gets paid the common shares shares in that money. They are also at times issue convertabale, ccumlated, preferred stock.
      Just 2 cents worth.
      THE GOOD CHICKEN

      THE GOOD CHICKEN.

    • From a historical perspective you are correct that once the stock settles into the 90-100 dollar range a split is forthcoming. But keep in mind that this ceo has never had that opportunity.

      Since he has focused on stock buybacks during his tenure to boost earnings per share (a critical metric for his bonus), I doubt he will allow a split. Having already spent 13 billion dollars on the share buybacks, he would have to keep spending this way rather than grow the business.

      He thinks this is the definition of innovation.

    • Well, a split makes no difference but provides good bragging material at cocktail parties. Owning 2,000 shares sounds more impressive than 1,000.

 
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