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Is Kimberly-Clark Corporation(NYSE: KMB), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 12/17/1984. Kimberly-Clark Corporation is in the Personal Products industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is 1623.7, and so far today it has a volume of 1356000. Performance year to date since the 12/17/1984 is 1.69%.

To help you determine whether Kimberly-Clark Corporation is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 23.53 and forward P/E is 19.45. PEG perhaps more useful shows that Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a value for PEG of 3.41. P/S ratio is 2.49 and the P/B ratio is 234.69. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 69.48 and 64.19 respectively.

At the current price Kimberly-Clark Corporation is trading at, 126.73 (-0.39% today), Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.90%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 66.40%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.39, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 7.19% after growing -29.30% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 286.50%, and -1.20% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 359.64, and the number of shares float is 358.49. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.34%, and institutional ownership is at 70.80%. The float short is 1.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 2.72. Management has seen a return on assets of 13.20%, and also a return on investment of 15.60%.

The ability for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.6. Long term debt/equity is 35.56 and total debt/equity is 39.49. In terms of margins, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a gross margin of 36.10%, with its operating margin at 16.70%, and Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a profit margin of 10.70%.

The 52 week high is -8.09%, with 22.26% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -0.96% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.06%.

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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