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Kimberly-Clark Corp Q3 adjusted earnings Beat Estimates

Kimberly-Clark Corp (KMB) announced a profit for third quarter that dropped from the same period last year.

The company's bottom line came in at $451 million, or $1.29 per share. This compares with $567 million, or $1.60 per share, in last year's third quarter.

Excluding items, Kimberly-Clark Corp reported adjusted earnings of $596 million or $1.71 per share for the period.

Analysts had expected the company to earn $1.64 per share, according to figures compiled by Thomson Reuters. Analysts' estimates typically exclude special items.

The company's revenue for the quarter fell 1.9% to $4.58 billion from $4.67 billion last year.

Kimberly-Clark Corp earnings at a glance:

-Analysts Estimate: $1.64
-Revenue (Q3): $4.58 Bln vs. $4.67 Bln last year.

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