Kimberly-Clark Stock Hits New 52-Week High (KMB)

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NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Kimberly-Clark Corporation (NYSE: KMB) hit a new 52-week high Tuesday as it is currently trading at $88.36, above its previous 52-week high of $88.25 with 1.6 million shares traded as of 1:20 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 1.9 million shares over the past 30 days.

Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $33.75 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 2.2% 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 16.4, below 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.

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