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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 46056.58. Since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984, Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB performance year to date is 1.49%. Today Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB has gained 0.87%, with a current price of 128.49.

Ownership of the company is 0.34% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 70.80%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 66.40%. Return of assets are at 13.20%, 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 35.56. While Total debt/equity is 39.49. With a profit margin of 10.70%, this is combined with a gross margin of 36.10%, and operating margin of 16.70%. 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 17.81%. The 52-week high is -7.47%, and the 52-week low is 28.40%. The average volume for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, KMB is 842464.

With a target price of 138.73, 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 23.65 and a forward P/E of 19.54. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.33. Kimberly-Clark Corporation also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.51 and 235.91 respectively. For P/cash, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a value of 70.21, while it is 64.87 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 128.49, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.89%. We see a return on equity of *TBA.

Looking more long-term Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 7.15% 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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