Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Kimberly-Clark

(

KMB

) as a new lifetime high candidate. In addition to specific proprietary factors, Trade-Ideas identified Kimberly-Clark as such a stock due to the following factors:

  • KMB has an average dollar-volume (as measured by average daily share volume multiplied by share price) of $228.0 million.
  • KMB has traded 2.0 million shares today.
  • KMB is trading at a new lifetime high.

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More details on KMB:

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and K-C professional products worldwide. It operates through three segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, and K-C Professional. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.7%. KMB has a PE ratio of 77. Currently there are 4 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

TheStreet Recommends

The average volume for Kimberly-Clark has been 1.6 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $47.0 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. The stock has a beta of 0.93 and a short float of 1.2% with 2.58 days to cover. Shares are up 12% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Wednesday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Kimberly-Clark as a

hold

. 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. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including deteriorating net income, generally higher debt management risk and weak operating cash flow.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The company's current return on equity greatly increased when compared to its ROE from the same quarter one year prior. This is a signal of significant strength within the corporation. Compared to other companies in the Household Products industry and the overall market, KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP's return on equity significantly exceeds that of both the industry average and the S&P 500.
  • 39.93% is the gross profit margin for KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP which we consider to be strong. It has increased from the same quarter the previous year. Regardless of the strong results of the gross profit margin, the net profit margin of 10.95% trails the industry average.
  • Despite the weak revenue results, KMB has outperformed against the industry average of 16.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 6.7%. The declining revenue appears to have seeped down to the company's bottom line, decreasing earnings per share.
  • The debt-to-equity ratio is very high at 140.46 and currently higher than the industry average, implying increased risk associated with the management of debt levels within the company. Along with this, the company manages to maintain a quick ratio of 0.47, which clearly demonstrates the inability to cover short-term cash needs.
  • Net operating cash flow has decreased to $849.00 million or 13.01% when compared to the same quarter last year. In conjunction, when comparing current results to the industry average, KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP has marginally lower results.

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