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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 46945.1. It is in the Personal Products industry and sector Consumer Goods, with a current P/E of 43.56, a forward P/E of 19.77 and EPS of 2.99. At a stock price of 129.9 (-0.20%) it has a dividend yield of 2.83%.

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 8.01% and more long-term 7.10% after five years. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 17.90%. Sales growth for the past five years have been -1.20% and sales growth quarter over quarter is -4.60%.

For performance, Kimberly-Clark Corporation the past week has seen a gain of -2.41%. For the last month performance for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is -2.52%. While the last quarter is 3.83% and half year, 4.54%. Finally for the year, performance is 18.15%.

The 52-week high for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is at -6.46%, and for the 52-week low it comes to a value of 29.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.39% and 2.30% for the 200-day simple moving average.

Volatility for the week is at 1.50%, and for the month it is 1.30%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, has a target price of 137.83.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 63.93, and for total debt/equity Kimberly-Clark Corporation has 73.09. The gross margin is 35.90%, while operating margin is 9.10%, the profit margin is 5.90%. The current ratio is 1 and the quick ratio is 0.6.

Insider ownership is at 0.34%, with instituitional ownership at 70.00%. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a payout ratio of 118.10%. With the total shares outstanding coming to 360.7. The shares float is 358.97, with the float short at 1.21%, with short ratio coming to 2.65.

In terms of returns, the return on assets see Kimberly-Clark Corporation, get 7.30%, with its returns on investment at 15.60%. Return on equity is 863.40%. So will the investors see the target price of 137.83, reached soon?

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