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How has Kimberly-Clark Corporation:(NYSE:KMB) performed recently?

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is a large market cap stock with a market cap of 49850.14. It is in the Personal Products industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 46.16, a forward P/E of 20.99 and EPS of 2.99. At a stock price of 137.94 (0.69%) it has a dividend yield of 2.67%.

EPS growth for the last five years have been -9.10%, more recently this last year it has grown by -29.30%. The next year growth is going to be about 7.88% and more long-term 7.40% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -1.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -4.60%.

For performance, Kimberly-Clark Corporation the past week has seen a gain of 5.50%. For the last month performance for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 6.80%. While the last quarter is 1.96% and half year, 10.61%. Finally for the year, performance is 32.09%.

The 52-week high for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is at 0.12%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 37.84%. The 20-day simple moving average is 7.11% and 10.75% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.58%, and for the month it is 1.26%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has a target price of 137.33.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 63.93, and for total debt/equity Kimberly-Clark Corporation has 73.09. The gross margin is 35.90%, while operating margin is 9.10%, the profit margin is 5.90%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.34%, with instituitional ownership at 70.50%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a payout ratio of 118.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 361.39. The shares float is 358.97, with the float short at 1.19%, with short ratio coming to 2.42.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Kimberly-Clark Corporation, get 7.30%, with its returns on investment at 15.60%. Return on equity is 863.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 137.33, reached soon?

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