Dividends4Life: Another Boring And Dull Money-Making Investment

In continuing a theme, I want to write about another company that a lot of folks in my generation seem to think of as a “boring” and “dull” investment, when in fact it’s anything but. I have recently written about ExxonMobil and Johnson & Johnson as excellent long-term holdings, and today I want to focus on my favorite household product maker, Kimberly-Clark (NYSE: KMB). I tell my friends that these “boring” stocks should make up the majority of any portfolio, while also stressing the importance of diversification, and this is a great addition to a diverse portfolio of long-term winners.

Kimberly-Clark produces a variety of consumer and household products, but is best known for the brands of Kleenex, Scott, Huggies, and Kotex. The company has grown and diversified itself (and especially its healthcare business) over the past few decades through a series of acquisitions. The company divides its business into four segments. The personal care segment is the largest at 46% of the company’s sales, followed by the consumer tissue segment (31%), professional products (16%) and health care (8%) segments. Despite its size and success, the company still has room to grow internationally, as half of the company’s sales come from North America.

Source: Motley Fool

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