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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 45089.76. It is in the Personal Products industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 22.73, a forward P/E of 18.78 and EPS of 5.39. At a stock price of 122.44 (0.47%) it has a dividend yield of 3.01%.

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 7.20% and more long-term 7.10% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 286.50%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -1.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -1.20%.

For performance, Kimberly-Clark Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -2.76%. For the last month performance for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is -3.30%. While the last quarter is -7.31% and half year, -8.69%. Finally for the year, performance is 17.46%.

The 52-week high for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is at -11.20%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 20.85%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.29% and -4.27% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.33%, and for the month it is 1.05%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has a target price of 138.73.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 35.56, and for total debt/equity Kimberly-Clark Corporation has 39.49. The gross margin is 36.10%, while operating margin is 16.70%, the profit margin is 10.70%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.34%, with instituitional ownership at 70.90%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a payout ratio of 66.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 368.26. The shares float is 358.49, with the float short at 1.16%, with short ratio coming to 2.61.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Kimberly-Clark Corporation, get 13.20%, with its returns on investment at 15.60%. Return on equity is *TBA. So will the investors see the target price of 138.73, reached soon?

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