KMB - Kimberly-Clark Corporation

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
100.03
-3.31 (-3.20%)
At close: 4:05PM EDT
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Previous Close103.34
Open102.76
Bid0.00 x 0
Ask0.00 x 0
Day's Range98.92 - 102.98
52 Week Range98.92 - 134.29
Volume5,161,764
Avg. Volume2,459,369
Market Cap35.017B
Beta0.58
PE Ratio (TTM)15.63
EPS (TTM)6.40
Earnings DateApr 23, 2018
Forward Dividend & Yield4.00 (3.78%)
Ex-Dividend Date2018-03-08
1y Target Est120.93
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