Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB) investors have a big week ahead of them. The consumer staples giant's fiscal first-quarter report on Friday should also include a fresh take on management's cash return plans, along with its updated short-term expectations for the business following a record growth year in 2020. The owner of the Huggies franchise, which competes with P&G's Pampers in the massive global diaper industry, is likely to post another relatively weak growth quarter as compared to the industry leader.
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Kimberly-Clark's (KMB) first-quarter 2021 results are likely to reflect escalated costs and softness in the K-C Professional unit, though the Consumer Tissue segment should offer some respite.