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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB)?

The company in question is, Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE:KMB) currently with a stock price of 134.15 (0.60% today). The market cap for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 47928.25, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Personal Products industry. The target price for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 137.33. Currently Kimberly-Clark Corporation is trading with a P/E of 44.63, and a forward P/E of 20.32. Average volume for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 1758.5 and so far today it is 654212.

Performance in the last year for Kimberly-Clark Corporation has been 22.47%. For EPS growth, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen a growth of -29.30%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 7.89%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been -9.10% over the last five years and could be 7.10% for the next five years. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at -4.60%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at 17.90%. The 20-day simple moving average is 2.16%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 6.09%.

Since the IPO date for Kimberly-Clark Corporation on the 12/17/1984, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen performance year to date to be 6.25%. With Kimberly-Clark Corporation trading at 134.15, the dividend yield is 2.76%, and the EPS is 2.99.

So could Kimberly-Clark Corporation, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 44.63. The PEG is 6.29, P/S is 2.61 and the P/B is at 444.53. The P/cash is 75.48, with P/free cash flow at 84.53.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. This is with long term debt/equity at 63.93, and total debt/equity at 73.09.

In terms of margins, Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a gross margin of 35.90%, an operating margin of 9.10% and a profit margin of 5.90%.Payout ratio for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 118.10%. Return on assets come to 7.30% with return on investment coming to 15.60%.

Insider ownership for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is at 0.34% and institutional ownership comes to 70.40%. Outstanding shares are at 359.39. While shares float is 358.97. The float short is currently 1.21%, and short ratio is 2.47.

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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