Kimberly-Clark Pampers Investors With $0.81 Quarterly Dividend

Smooth like a baby's bottom, consumer products giant Kimberly-Clark  (NYSE: KMB  )  declared this week that it will pay a quarterly cash dividend of $0.81 per share on July 2 to shareholders of record at the close of business on June 7.

That rate is the same rate it paid last quarter when it raised the dividend more than 9% from its prior level of $0.74 per share. Kimberly-Clark has increased its dividend every year for the past 41 years, and 2013 marks the 79th consecutive year it has paid a dividend to shareholders.

The new dividend annualizes to $3.24 per share and yields 3.1% at the closing price of Kimberly-Clark's stock on May 2.

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  • Report this Comment On May 03, 2013, at 4:44 PM, xp308 wrote:

    You should use the phrase KMB "Hugs" investors with dividend..." KMB makes Huggies while P&G makes Pampers.

  • Report this Comment On May 07, 2013, at 1:10 PM, Balavourney wrote:

    I would like to invest a $1000 in wireless stock's, any good one's ,you got in mind

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