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Today’s Large Cap Details for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) of Personal Products

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 45.06 B. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 123.95 (with a change from open of -0.54%), this in conjunction with a target price of 133. Volume today has so far reached 578019, with an average volume of about 1639.62. The GAP for this stock, is -0.06%.

The P/E ratio is 20.58, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.53. The current EPS for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is 6.06, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of 116.50%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 9.27%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.15% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.07%. Quarter over quarter is 4.70% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is 0.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been 8.50%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -2.70%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.10% and institutional ownership is 71.20%. Shares outstanding is 361.33, while shares float is at a value of 353.76. Float short for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 2.05% and the short ratio is 4.42.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 47.67, while the total debt/equity comes to 57.43. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 0.9, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 36.60% and their operating margin is 18.40%. The profit margin is 12.00%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen returns on assets of 14.80%, and on investment, 31.80%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.39. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.47, with Price/book ratio coming to 328.16 and Price/cash is 53.96, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 43.87.

The simple moving averages are -4.49% and -0.22% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -9.44% and the 52 week low is 11.37%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.11%, with a current price of 123.95. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 60.40%. This is in an industry, Personal Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Kimberly-Clark Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Personal Products industry means that Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen performance for the past week of -3.08%, with performance for the month coming to -3.20%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.98%, and for the half year the performance is -7.50%. Volatility for this week is 1.35% and for the month this is 1.26%.

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