Based on the aggregated intelligence of 130,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer-goods company Kimberly-Clark (NYSE:KMB) has earned a respected four-star ranking.

With that in mind, let's take a closer look at Kimberly-Clark's business and see what CAPS investors are saying about the stock right now.

Kimberly-Clark facts

Headquarters (Founded)

Dallas (1872)

Market Cap

$21.4 Billion


Personal Products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$19.1 Billion


CEO Thomas Falk (Since 2002), CFO Mark Buthman (Since 2003)

Return on Equity (Average, Past Three Years)


Dividend Yield



Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG), Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

CAPS Members Bullish on KMB Also Bullish on:

Johnson & Johnson (NYSE:JNJ), General Electric (NYSE:GE)

CAPS Members Bearish on KMB Also Bearish on:

Pfizer (NYSE:PFE), McDonald's (NYSE:MCD)

Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS. 

On CAPS, 557 of the 591 members who have rated Kimberly-Clark -- some 94% -- believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star stockworldpicks, who is ranked in the top 10% of our community, and lulamae12.

In late January, stockworldpicks tapped Kimberly-Clark as a way to make some decent (and increasing) income:

Kimberly Clark is a defensive consumer staple company in my mind. The company operates with such brands as Kleenex, Huggies, Scott, Pullups, Cottonelle and Kotex. Products from the company can be found in 150 countries. … Dividends have increased recently. A dividend increase is likely in 2009 and would put it at the $2.48 to $2.52 range.

In an earlier pitch from last year, lulamae12 also gets defensive:

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (KMB) is a good solid stock good any time and in any weather (or economical situation). It is a name brand that people know and use regardless of the economy. This company is organized into operating segments based on product groupings. ... They are Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional & Other and of course Health Care. Whether you are changing your child's bottom or blowing your nose … or EVEN buying stock, Think Kimberly-Clark.

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Fool contributor Brian Pacampara owns no position in any of the companies mentioned. Kimberly-Clark, Procter & Gamble, and Johnson & Johnson are Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Pfizer is a selection of Inside Value. The Fool owns shares of Procter & Gamble. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.