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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 43910.93. 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 121.62 (with a change from open of 0.42%), this in conjunction with a target price of 137.82. Volume today has so far reached 763511, with an average volume of about 1566.81. The GAP for this stock, is -0.63%.

The P/E ratio is 22.62, bringing the forward P/E to a value of 18.72. 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 -2.20%.

Looking further into the growth statistics for Kimberly-Clark Corporation, EPS is looking like it will grow 7.18% 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 70.40%. Shares outstanding is 360.28, while shares float is at a value of 358.49. Float short for Kimberly-Clark Corporation is 1.33% and the short ratio is 3.04.

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 3.28. Price/Sales ratio is at a value of 2.4, with Price/book ratio coming to 225.7 and Price/cash is 66.94, and finally Price/Free cash Flow is 61.85.

The simple moving averages are -3.30% and -5.19% for 20 day and 200 day simple moving average respectively. For the 52 week high and low the 52 week high is -11.79% and the 52 week low is 9.43%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a dividend yield of 3.02%, with a current price of 121.62. 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 -0.61%, with performance for the month coming to -0.42%. Looking at the data for the quarter it is at a value of -9.67%, and for the half year the performance is 9.00%. Volatility for this week is 1.32% and for the month this is 1.25%.

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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