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Kimberly-Clark Profit Tops Estimates on Higher Pricing

Kimberly-Clark Corp., the maker of Huggies diapers and Kleenex tissues, reported first-quarter profit that topped analysts’ estimates, helped by price increases and international sales growth.

Net income rose 34 percent to $468 million, or $1.18 a share, from $350 million, or 86 cents, a year earlier, the Dallas-based company said today in a statement. Excluding some items, profit was $1.24, compared with the $1.17 average of 13 analysts’ estimates compiled by Bloomberg.