Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) is tomorrow, December 5, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 74 cents per share. At a price of $85.35 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.5%. The average volume for Kimberly-Clark has been 1.9 million shares per day over the past 30 days. Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $33.54 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 16.5% year to date as of the close of trading on Monday. Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, engages in manufacturing and marketing health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional and Other, and Health Care. The company has a P/E ratio of 18.1, above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Kimberly-Clark as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its solid stock price performance, increase in net income, expanding profit margins, good cash flow from operations and notable return on equity. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had generally high debt management risk by most measures that we evaluated. You can view the full Kimberly-Clark Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list. Holiday Special: Subscribe to Action Alerts PLUS to see how Jim Cramer trades his $2.5 Million+ portfolio for 51% off the list price. Your first 14-days are FREE: Sign up today to get e-mail alerts before every trade.