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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB)?

The company in question is, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) currently with a stock price of 122.17 (0.30% today). The market cap for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 44164.45, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 137.82. Currently Kimberly-Clark Corporation is trading with a P/E of 22.68, and a forward P/E of 18.75. Average volume for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 1596.23 and so far today it is 1024300.

Performance in the last year for Kimberly-Clark Corporation has been 16.56%. For EPS growth, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen a growth of -29.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.19%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -9.10% over the last five years and could be 6.90% for the next five years. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -1.20%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 286.50%. The 20-day simple moving average is -5.13%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -4.52%.

Since the IPO date for Kimberly-Clark Corporation on the 12/17/1984, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen performance year to date to be -1.97%. With Kimberly-Clark Corporation trading at 122.17, the dividend yield is 3.01%, and the EPS is 5.39.

So could Kimberly-Clark Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 22.68. The PEG is 3.29, P/S is 2.41 and the P/B is at 226.24. The P/cash is 67.32, with P/free cash flow at 62.2.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 35.56, and total debt/equity at 39.49.

In terms of margins, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a gross margin of 36.10%, an operating margin of 16.70% and a profit margin of 10.70%.Payout ratio for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 66.40%. Return on assets come to 13.20% with return on investment coming to 15.60%.

Insider ownership for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is at 0.34% and institutional ownership comes to 70.80%. Outstanding shares are at 361.5. While shares float is 358.49. The float short is currently 1.23%, and short ratio is 2.77.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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