KMB - Kimberly-Clark Corporation

NYSE - Nasdaq Real Time Price. Currency in USD
137.07
-0.72 (-0.52%)
As of 1:57PM EDT. Market open.
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Previous Close137.79
Open137.37
Bid137.37 x 800
Ask137.42 x 2200
Day's Range136.68 - 137.87
52 Week Range100.32 - 138.98
Volume600,382
Avg. Volume1,541,821
Market Cap47.124B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.43
PE Ratio (TTM)26.94
EPS (TTM)5.09
Earnings DateJul 23, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield4.12 (2.99%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-06-06
1y Target Est121.93
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