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NEW YORK (TheStreet) -- Kimberly-Clark Corp. (KMB) shares closed Monday's trading session down by 3.18% to $122.69, after the consumer products maker posted its fourth quarter fiscal 2015 earnings results earlier this morning. 

Earnings came in at $1.42 a share, missing analysts' expectations by a penny.

Revenue of $4.5 billion also fell short of estimates of $4.6 billion.

During the same period the year prior, the company earned $1.35 a share on revenue of $4.8 billion. 

Sales were negatively impacted by fluctuations in foreign currency exchange rates and increasing spending in marketing and research. 

Since the Venezuelan business "reflects the continued deterioration of conditions in the country," the company said it removed it from its balance sheet

However, organic sales increased by 5% year-over-year, largely helped by a 9% growth in emerging markets. 

Looking ahead, the company expects 2016 sales to be between the range of flat to down 3% and earnings to be between $5.95 to $6.15, up from $5.76 in 2015.

Separately, TheStreet Ratings currently has a Hold rating on the stock with a letter grade of C+. 

The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its notable return on equity, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. In contrast, weaknesses include deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

Recently, TheStreet Ratings objectively rated this stock according to its "risk-adjusted" total return prospect over a 12-month investment horizon. Not based on the news in any given day, the rating may differ from Jim Cramer's view or that of this articles's author.

You can view the full analysis from the report here: KMB

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