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"Kimberly-Clark has leading market share positions in some of the larger household products categories such as toilet tissue, diapers, paper towels, and facial tissue," Bank of America Merrill Lynch analysts wrote in a June 6 report. "K-C's increased focus on innovation-driven sales growth, a more integrated marketing program, and continued commitment to boosting investment spending drive greater confidence in KMB's fundamental story."
Shares of Kimberly-Clark hit a 52-week high on Monday of $81.68. The stock's 52-week low of $61 was set on Aug. 9.
Kimberly-Clark's forward P/E is 16.37; the average among its peers is 17.93.
Twelve of the 17 analysts who cover Kimberly-Clark rated it hold. Three analysts gave the stock a buy rating and two rated it sell.
The stock has risen 10.74% year to date.