Kimberly-Clark Corporation



) pushed the Consumer Goods sector lower today making it today's featured Consumer Goods loser. The sector as a whole closed the day down 2.2%. By the end of trading, Kimberly-Clark Corporation fell 89 cents (-1.3%) to $68.51 on average volume. Throughout the day, 2.4 million shares of Kimberly-Clark Corporation exchanged hands as compared to its average daily volume of 2.9 million shares. The stock ranged in price between $68.30-$69.08 after having opened the day at $69 as compared to the previous trading day's close of $69.40. Other company's within the Consumer Goods sector that declined today were:

Glg Life Tech



), down 26.7%,

Diamond Foods Inc



), down 20.5%,

Shiner International Inc



), down 10.3%, and

Synutra International Inc



), down 10.3%.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the manufacture and marketing of health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional & Other, and Health Care. Kimberly-Clark Corporation has a market cap of $27.37 billion and is part of the

consumer non-durables

industry. The company has a P/E ratio of 16.6, equal to the average consumer non-durables industry P/E ratio and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7. Shares are up 10.1% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark as a


. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations, solid stock price performance and reasonable valuation levels. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income.

On the positive front,

AgFeed Industries Inc



), up 12.2%,

CTI Industries Corporation



), up 12%,

China XD Plastics



), up 9.1%, and




), up 8%, were all gainers within the consumer goods sector with

Skechers USA Inc



) being today's featured consumer goods sector winner.

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