Based on the aggregated intelligence of 170,000-plus investors participating in Motley Fool CAPS, the Fool's free investing community, consumer goods giant Kimberly-Clark
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.
|Headquarters (Founded)||Dallas (1872)|
|Market Cap||$25.9 billion|
|Trailing-12-Month Revenue||$19.9 billion|
CEO Thomas Falk (since 2002)
CFO Mark Buthman (since 2009)
|Return on Equity (Average, Past 3 Years)||36%|
|Cash/Debt||$669 million / $7.17 billion|
Johnson & Johnson
Procter & Gamble
Sources: Capital IQ (a division of Standard & Poor's) and Motley Fool CAPS.
On CAPS, 94% of the 943 members who have rated Kimberly-Clark believe the stock will outperform the S&P 500 going forward. These bulls include All-Star eksummers620, who is ranked in the top 15% of our community, and BKITU.
Just last month, eksummers620 listed several of Kimberly-Clark's positives: "Good dividend, good payout ratio, it's going to be around a long time from now and is just a solid company. The recent CAPs rating increase is also promising."
In fact, Kimberly-Clark currently boasts an attractive dividend yield of 4.2%. That's higher than other consumer goods stocks like Johnson & Johnson (3.5%), Procter & Gamble (3.2%), and Clorox
CAPS member BKITU elaborates on the Kimberly-Clark bull case:
I'm very bullish on unsexy consumables. The more global industrialization happens, the more money people will have for basic needs and small luxuries. There are markets just waiting to be flooded with soaps and paper products and beer and smokes.
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