Finding The Trend Wave With A Blue-Chip Stock

In 1972, a shareholder of Kimberly Clark collected $0.06 over the course of the year for 1 share of KMB stock. In 2015, such a shareholder would have collected $3.52 per share. Adjusted for inflation, Kimberly-Clark paid the equivalent of $0.27 per share in 1972 dividends. That means you are looking at an actual thirteen-fold increase in the real purchasing power of Kimberly-Clark dividends without taking into account the wealth created by capital gains and dividend reinvestment over the past 43 years.

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