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Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) – Is this large market cap stock undervalued?

Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB), is firmly in the large market cap category with market cap of 45487.27. To be considered a large market cap stock companies have to be valued at more than $10 billion. The current price for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 126.48 (with a change from open of 0.35%), this in conjunction with a target price of 137.82. Volume today has so far reached 1420300, with an average volume of about 1596.05. The GAP for this stock, is 0.28%.

The P/E ratio is 23.48, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 19.41. The current EPS for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, is 5.39, with a EPS growth for this year coming to a value of -29.30%. Performance has been interesting with performance year to date coming to 1.49%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.19% in the next year. Looking even further it is projected to be 6.90%. Quarter over quarter is 286.50% for EPS growth and for sales growth quarter over quarter it is -1.20%. Looking at past EPS growth statistics we see that for the past five years it has been -9.10%. Sales growth for the past five years has in fact been -1.20%.

Looking at the ownership, we see that the insider ownership is at 0.34% and institutional ownership is 70.80%. Shares outstanding is 359.64, while shares float is at a value of 358.49. Float short for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 1.23% and the short ratio is 2.77.

In terms of debt, long term debt/equity is 35.56, while the total debt/equity comes to 39.49. The ability to meet these debts, means that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.6. The most recent gross margin is 36.10% and their operating margin is 16.70%. The profit margin is 10.70%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen returns on assets of 13.20%, and on investment, 15.60%. Return on equity is *TBA. Price/Earnings to growth ratio is 3.4. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.48, with Price/book ratio coming to 234.22 and Price/cash is 69.34, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 64.07.

The simple moving averages are -0.75% and -1.35% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -8.27% and the 52 week low is 22.02%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a dividend yield of 2.91%, with a current price of 126.48. The ability to pay this means the payout ratio is 66.40%. This is in an industry, Personal Products, with equally high dividends from other companies in this sector, which it is Consumer Goods. Kimberly-Clark Corporation is based in USA.

Performance in the Personal Products industry means that Kimberly-Clark Corporation has seen performance for the past week of 1.23%, with performance for the month coming to -1.04%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -5.43%, and for the half year the performance is 20.79%. Volatility for this week is 1.11% and for the month this is 1.16%.

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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