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 Wednesday as it is currently trading at $100.16, above its previous 52-week high of $100 with 768,436 shares traded as of 12:50 p.m. ET. Average volume has been 2.3 million shares over the past 30 days.

Kimberly-Clark has a market cap of $38.47 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer non-durables industry. Shares are up 17.6% year to date as of the close of trading on Tuesday.

Kimberly-Clark Corporation, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and markets personal care, consumer tissue, and health care products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Personal Care, Consumer Tissue, K-C Professional, and Health Care. The company has a P/E ratio of 22.5, 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 revenue growth, good cash flow from operations, expanding profit margins, notable return on equity and solid stock price performance. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company has had sub par growth in net income. You can view the full Kimberly-Clark Ratings Report.

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