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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Personal Products in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB  has a market cap of 49134.59. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB performance year to date is 8.32%. Today Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB has gained 1.30%, with a current price of 135.96.

Ownership of the company is 0.34% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 118.10%. Return of assets are at 7.30%, with return on investment at 15.60%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 63.93. While Total debt/equity is 73.09. With a profit margin of 5.90%, this is combined with a gross margin of 35.90%, and operating margin of 9.10%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.6.

For the last year Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB has seen a EPS growth of -29.30%. A performance for the year of 28.87%. The 52-week high is -2.10%, and the 52-week low is 35.86%. The average volume for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB is 1519613.

With a target price of 137.33, can Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a P/E of 45.5 and a forward P/E of 20.69. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 6.15. Kimberly-Clark Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.67 and 453.2 respectively. For P/cash, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a value of 77.38, while it is 86.66 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 135.96, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.71%. We see a return on equity of 863.40%.

Looking more long-term Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.40%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.88% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of -29.30% for this year and for the last five years a -9.10% growth has been seen.

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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