SNE, CL And KMB, Pushing Consumer Goods Sector Downward
1. As of noon trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation ( KMB) is down $0.89 (-0.9%) to $98.55 on light volume Thus far, 722,021 shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.6 million shares. The stock has ranged in price between $98.21-$99.40 after having opened the day at $98.99 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $99.44. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $38.3 billion and is part of the consumer non-durables industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 21.6, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 17.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark Corporation a buy, 2 analysts rate it a sell, and 9 rate it a hold. TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark Corporation as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in stock price during the past year, growth in earnings per share, increase in net income and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. Get the full Kimberly-Clark Corporation Ratings Report now. STOCKS TO BUY: TheStreet Quant Ratings has identified a handful of stocks that can potentially TRIPLE in the next 12-months. Learn more. If you are interested in one of these 3 stocks, ETFs may be of interest. Investors who are bullish on the consumer goods sector could consider iShares Dow Jones US Cons Goods ( IYK) while those bearish on the consumer goods sector could consider ProShares Ultra Sht Consumer Goods ( SZK). A reminder about TheStreet Ratings group: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model.
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