Based on the aggregated intelligence of 145,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer-goods giant 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

$26.6 billion


Household products

Trailing-12-Month Revenue

$18.7 billion


CEO Thomas J. Falk (since 2002)
CFO Mark Buthman (since 2003)

Major Brands

Kleenex, Huggies, Cottonelle, Depend

Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)


Cash / Debt

$750 million / $6.7 billion

Dividend Yield



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CAPS Members Bullish on KMB Also Bullish on

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CAPS Members Bearish on KMB Also Bearish on


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

On CAPS, 94% of the 685 members who have rated Kimberly-Clark believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include mitleg and All-Star georcole.

Just two months ago, mitleg tapped Kimberly-Clark as an ideal pick for defensive-minded Fools: "This is a nice stable company. They have a worldwide presence. Nice dividend. They have leading brands in their markets. Very safe."

In a pitch from last week, georcole also thinks the stock is nothing to sneeze at:

I need to blow my nose. Would you please pass the Kleenex?

Kimberly-Clark makes many products that we all use everyday. They make Kleenex, Kotex, Cottonelle, Scott, Viva, and diapers for everybody from infants to seniors.

They told me that they would give me [a 3.7% dividend yield] for every dollar that I gave them. They also told me that they would work on increasing the value of my dollar so that in a couple of years it will be worth a lot more than a dollar. I decided that that sounds like a good plan to me. Yes, I like dividends.

When you and your friends decide to stop blowing your nose, let me know. That way I can sell this stock before it goes down. What's that? You don't plan on stopping? Then I don't plan on selling.

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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 all Motley Fool Income Investor picks. Energizer and Amazon are Stock Advisor selections, and Pfizer is a choice of Inside Value. The Fool owns shares of Procter & Gamble. The Fool's disclosure policy always gets a perfect score.