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 $216.9 million.
  • KMB has traded 18,833 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 2.8%. KMB has a PE ratio of 47. Currently there are 3 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 8 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Kimberly-Clark has been 2.1 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $47.4 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. The stock has a beta of 0.76 and a short float of 1.4% with 3.70 days to cover. Shares are up 3.3% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

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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 increase in net income, expanding profit margins and good cash flow from operations. However, as a counter to these strengths, we find that revenues have generally been declining.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has significantly exceeded that of the S&P 500 and the Household Products industry. The net income increased by 501.2% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, rising from -$83.00 million to $333.00 million.
  • 40.03% 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 7.33% trails the industry average.
  • Net operating cash flow has increased to $665.00 million or 12.71% when compared to the same quarter last year. Despite an increase in cash flow, KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP's average is still marginally south of the industry average growth rate of 18.71%.
  • KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP reported significant earnings per share improvement in the most recent quarter compared to the same quarter a year ago. This company has reported somewhat volatile earnings recently. But, we feel it is poised for EPS growth in the coming year. During the past fiscal year, KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP reported lower earnings of $2.75 versus $3.89 in the prior year. This year, the market expects an improvement in earnings ($6.10 versus $2.75).
  • Regardless of the drop in revenue, the company managed to outperform against the industry average of 13.9%. Since the same quarter one year prior, revenues slightly dropped by 6.0%. The declining revenue has not hurt the company's bottom line, with increasing earnings per share.

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