NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Kimberly-Clark (KMB - Get Report) shares are down -3.08% to $108.85 on Tuesday following the release of the company's second quarter earnings results.
The company reported earnings of $1.49 per share, a 5.7% increase from the same period last year, 1 cent short of analyst expectations for the quarter.
Revenue of $5.34 billion surpassed analysts expectations of $5.3 billion.
TheStreet Ratings team rates KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP as a Buy with a ratings score of A. TheStreet Ratings Team has this to say about their recommendation:
"We rate KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP (KMB) a BUY. This is based on the convergence of positive investment measures, which should help this stock outperform the majority of stocks that we rate. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in stock price during the past year, increase in net income, reasonable valuation levels, growth in earnings per share and expanding profit margins. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow."
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