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Company: Kimberly-Clark
Ticker:kmb
Yahoo Beta:0.42
Industry:Paper & Paper Products

Company Description:  Kimberly-Clark Corporation is principally engaged in the manufacturing and marketing throughout the world of a wide range of consumer products

Purchase Date:03 Apr 2002 Sale Date:23 Dec 2002
Purchase Price:$63.75 Sale Price:$46.85
  --Split Adjusted:$63.75  --Split Adjusted:$46.85
Shares Purchased:50 Shares Sold:50
  --Split Adjusted:50  --Split Adjusted:50
Transaction Fee:$67.11 Transaction Fee:$64.93
Price Range (6 Months Prior):    Price Range (6 Months After):    
High$64.85 High$0.00
Date18 Mar 2002 Date01 Jan 1996
Low$52.24 Low$0.00
Date19 Oct 2001 Date01 Jan 1996
S&P (Purchase Date):$1,136.76 S&P (Sale Date):$898.96

Purchase
Timing:  Bought stock near 6 month high.
Reason:  Solid company with low risk. Used to diversify our current position.

Sale
Timing:  
Reason:  Stock has been declining steadily for three months. Last year's class had set a price floor of $55, but given market conditions, we waited a bit longer.

S&P Gain: -20.92 % Annualized Gain: -27.71%
Stock Gain: -26.51 % Annualized Gain: -34.68%

Dividends:$45.00
Net Holding Return ($): $-932.04
Net Holding Return (%): -28.64 %