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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 44146.8. It is in the Personal Products industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 22.76, a forward P/E of 18.82 and EPS of 5.39. At a stock price of 122.63 (-0.33%) it has a dividend yield of 3.00%.

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 7.19% and more long-term 6.90% 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 -3.04%. For the last month performance for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is -4.45%. While the last quarter is -7.98% and half year, -8.97%. Finally for the year, performance is 13.20%.

The 52-week high for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is at -11.06%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 14.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is -3.18% and -4.43% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.29%, and for the month it is 1.26%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has a target price of 137.82.

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 70.80%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a payout ratio of 66.40%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 360. The shares float is 358.49, with the float short at 1.33%, with short ratio coming to 2.97.

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 137.82, reached soon?

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