Sales in the personal care segment, which includes Kotex pads and Huggies, rose 8 percent to $2.4 billion. Sales for the consumer tissue segment fell 2 percent.
For 2013, the company said it expects earnings of $5.50 to $5.65 per share, representing growth of 5 percent to 8 percent. Analysts expect earnings of $5.59 per share.
Shares of Kimberly Clark fell 36 cents to $86.22 in midday trading. They are trading near the upper end of their 52-week range of $70.50 to $88.25.
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