Trade-Ideas LLC identified

Kimberly-Clark

(

KMB

) as a strong and under the radar 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 $194.9 million.
  • KMB has traded 1571.609999999999899955582804977893829345703125 options contracts today.
  • KMB is making at least a new 3-day high.
  • KMB has a PE ratio of 44.
  • KMB is mentioned 1.58 times per day on StockTwits.
  • KMB has not yet been mentioned on StockTwits today.
  • KMB is currently in the upper 20% of its 1-year range.
  • KMB is in the upper 35% of its 20-day range.
  • KMB is in the upper 45% of its 5-day range.
  • KMB is currently trading above yesterday's high.

'Strong and Under the Radar' stocks tend to be worthwhile stocks to watch for a variety of factors including historical back testing and price action. Market technicians refer to such stocks as being in an accumulation phase before a mark-up and peak. Traders and hedge funds have frequently found that these types of stocks continue to build a solid price base and then ultimately spike higher and peak when others 'discover' how good the stock is performing. By leveraging the social discovery aspect of StockTwits we are highlighting stocks that don't currently receive much attention from retail investors, but we suspect may soon garner more attention.

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More details on KMB:

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and professional products worldwide. The stock currently has a dividend yield of 2.8%. KMB has a PE ratio of 44. Currently there are 2 analysts that rate Kimberly-Clark a buy, no analysts rate it a sell, and 6 rate it a hold.

The average volume for Kimberly-Clark has been 1.7 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $47.2 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. The stock has a beta of 0.75 and a short float of 1.5% with 2.90 days to cover. Shares are up 2.7% year-to-date as of the close of trading on Monday.

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TheStreetRatings.com

Analysis:

TheStreet Quant Ratings

rates Kimberly-Clark as a

buy

. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its increase in net income, notable return on equity, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins and solid stock price performance. We feel its strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated.

Highlights from the ratings report include:

  • The net income growth from the same quarter one year ago has greatly exceeded that of the S&P 500, but is less than that of the Household Products industry average. The net income increased by 16.4% when compared to the same quarter one year prior, going from $468.00 million to $545.00 million.
  • 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.
  • Net operating cash flow has significantly increased by 2665.00% to $553.00 million when compared to the same quarter last year. In addition, KIMBERLY-CLARK CORP has also vastly surpassed the industry average cash flow growth rate of -8.31%.
  • 40.46% 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 12.17% trails the industry average.
  • The stock has not only risen over the past year, it has done so at a faster pace than the S&P 500, reflecting the earnings growth and other positive factors similar to those we have cited here. Looking ahead, the stock's rise over the last year has already helped drive it to a level which is relatively expensive compared to the rest of its industry. We feel, however, that the other strengths this company displays justify these higher price levels.

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