NYSE:CLX - Clorox Stock Price, News, & Analysis

-2.06 (-1.31 %)
(As of 06/17/2019 04:00 PM ET)
Today's Range
Now: $154.82
50-Day Range
MA: $151.27
52-Week Range
Now: $154.82
Volume748,661 shs
Average Volume1.04 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.72 billion
P/E Ratio24.73
Dividend Yield2.45%
The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The company offers laundry additives, including bleach products under the Clorox brand, as well as Clorox 2 stain fighter and color booster; home care products primarily under the Clorox, Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S, and Tilex brands; naturally derived products under the Green Works brand; and professional cleaning, disinfecting, and food service products under the Clorox, Dispatch, HealthLink, Clorox Healthcare, Hidden Valley, KC Masterpiece, and Soy Vay brands. Read More…

Industry, Sector and Symbol

Industry Polishes & sanitation goods
Sub-IndustryHousehold Products
SectorConsumer Staples



Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.12 billion
Cash Flow$7.6191 per share
Book Value$5.67 per share


Net Income$823 million


Market Cap$19.72 billion
Next Earnings Date8/1/2019 (Estimated)

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Clorox (NYSE:CLX) Frequently Asked Questions

What is Clorox's stock symbol?

Clorox trades on the New York Stock Exchange (NYSE) under the ticker symbol "CLX."

How often does Clorox pay dividends? What is the dividend yield for Clorox?

Clorox declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 31st will be given a dividend of $1.06 per share on Friday, August 16th. This represents a $4.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.74%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 30th. This is a boost from Clorox's previous quarterly dividend of $0.96. View Clorox's Dividend History.

How will Clorox's stock buyback program work?

Clorox announced that its board has approved a stock repurchase plan on Thursday, May 24th 2018, which permits the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 12.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are usually an indication that the company's management believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Clorox's earnings last quarter?

Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) issued its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, May, 1st. The company reported $1.44 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $1.55 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.57 billion. Clorox had a net margin of 12.68% and a return on equity of 108.82%. The firm's revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $1.37 earnings per share. View Clorox's Earnings History.

When is Clorox's next earnings date?

Clorox is scheduled to release their next quarterly earnings announcement on Thursday, August 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Clorox.

What guidance has Clorox issued on next quarter's earnings?

Clorox issued an update on its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, May, 1st. The company provided earnings per share guidance of $6.25-6.35 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.33. The company issued revenue guidance of +2-3% to $62.46-63.08 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.33 billion.Clorox also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $6.25-6.35 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CLX?

13 equities research analysts have issued 1-year price objectives for Clorox's stock. Their forecasts range from $110.00 to $175.00. On average, they anticipate Clorox's stock price to reach $147.1538 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.0%. View Analyst Price Targets for Clorox.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Clorox?

13 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Clorox in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 7 hold ratings and 2 buy ratings for the stock, resulting in a consensus recommendation of "Hold." View Analyst Ratings for Clorox.

What are Wall Street analysts saying about Clorox stock?

Here are some recent quotes from research analysts about Clorox stock:
  • 1. Wells Fargo & Co analysts commented, "We note that FY19 was pressured by one-time headwinds from Nutranext dilution and tariff headwinds (a combined -3pts to EPS growth), along with a pullback on share repo plans early in the year (which could be a tailwind in FY20). In FY20, CLX should benefit from: (1) on gross margin (particularly vs. an easy comp in Nutranext, which is expected to be accretive. However, a higher tax rate could be a potential wild card. Therefore, we think a likely range for FY20 EPS guidance is $6.50-$6.70 (+3- 6% growth off the FY19 mid-point), which compares to our/consensus $6.69/$6.56 ests." (5/30/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Clorox surpassed the industry in a year thanks to the robust earnings trend, which continued in second-quarter fiscal 2019 and solid view for fiscal 2019. Second-quarter earnings topped estimates for the ninth straight quarter. Though sales missed estimates, it improved year over year driven by solid execution of pricing and cost-saving plans. Further, these actions aided gross margin expansion, despite higher commodity, manufacturing and logistics costs. Moreover, the company anticipates sales growth in fiscal 2019 backed by innovations, and acquisitions and divestitures. It also expects higher prices and cost-savings to aid gross margin. The company's 2020 Strategy, aimed at bolstering growth of categories and overall market share, also remain encouraging. However, elevated commodity costs and adverse currency rates should continue to be headwinds. Additionally, negative impacts from tariffs are likely to hurt Clorox’s results." (4/30/2019)

Has Clorox been receiving favorable news coverage?

Media coverage about CLX stock has trended somewhat positive this week, InfoTrie reports. The research group scores the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand blog and news sources. The firm ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores closest to five being the most favorable. Clorox earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned media stories about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the near future. View News Stories for Clorox.

Who are some of Clorox's key competitors?

What other stocks do shareholders of Clorox own?

Based on aggregate information from My MarketBeat watchlists, some companies that other Clorox investors own include Johnson & Johnson (JNJ), AT&T (T), Procter & Gamble (PG), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), Mcdonald's (MCD), Home Depot (HD), The Coca-Cola (KO), Pfizer (PFE) and Walt Disney (DIS).

Who are Clorox's key executives?

Clorox's management team includes the folowing people:
  • Mr. Benno O. Dorer, Chairman & CEO (Age 55)
  • Mr. Kevin B. Jacobsen, Exec. VP & CFO (Age 52)
  • Ms. Linda Rendle, Exec. VP of Strategy & Operations (Age 41)
  • Ms. Laura Stein, Exec. VP of Corp. Affairs & Gen. Counsel (Age 57)
  • Mr. Stephen M. Robb, Advisor (Age 54)

Who are Clorox's major shareholders?

Clorox's stock is owned by a number of of retail and institutional investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.35%), Parnassus Investments CA (3.52%), Northern Trust Corp (1.85%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.38%), Swiss National Bank (0.72%) and California Public Employees Retirement System (0.63%). Company insiders that own Clorox stock include Andrew J Mowery, Benno O Dorer, Dawn C Willoughby, Denise Garner, Diego J Barral, James E Foster, Jeff Baker, Jon M Balousek, Laura Stein, Linda J Rendle, Matthew T Laszlo and Michael R Costello. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Clorox.

Which institutional investors are selling Clorox stock?

CLX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Victory Capital Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., Parnassus Investments CA, Parametric Portfolio Associates LLC, State of Wisconsin Investment Board, SG Americas Securities LLC and Peregrine Asset Advisers Inc.. Company insiders that have sold Clorox company stock in the last year include Andrew J Mowery, Benno O Dorer, Dawn C Willoughby, Denise Garner, Diego J Barral, Jeff Baker, Jon M Balousek, Laura Stein, Linda J Rendle, Matthew T Laszlo and Michael R Costello. View Insider Buying and Selling for Clorox.

Which institutional investors are buying Clorox stock?

CLX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Janus Henderson Group PLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, First Trust Advisors LP, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., BlackRock Inc. and Northern Trust Corp. View Insider Buying and Selling for Clorox.

How do I buy shares of Clorox?

Shares of CLX can be purchased through any online brokerage account. Popular online brokerages with access to the U.S. stock market include Vanguard Brokerage Services, TD Ameritrade, E*TRADE, Scottrade, Fidelity and Charles Schwab.

What is Clorox's stock price today?

One share of CLX stock can currently be purchased for approximately $154.82.

How big of a company is Clorox?

Clorox has a market capitalization of $19.72 billion and generates $6.12 billion in revenue each year. The company earns $823 million in net income (profit) each year or $6.26 on an earnings per share basis. Clorox employs 8,700 workers across the globe.View Additional Information About Clorox.

What is Clorox's official website?

The official website for Clorox is http://www.thecloroxcompany.com/.

How can I contact Clorox?

Clorox's mailing address is 1221 BROADWAY, OAKLAND CA, 94612. The company can be reached via phone at 510-271-7000 or via email at [email protected]

MarketBeat Community Rating for Clorox (NYSE CLX)

Community Ranking:  1.4 out of 5 (star)
Outperform Votes:  259 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  669 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  928
MarketBeat's community ratings are surveys of what our community members think about Clorox and other stocks. Vote "Outperform" if you believe CLX will outperform the S&P 500 over the long term. Vote "Underperform" if you believe CLX will underperform the S&P 500 over the long term. You may vote once every thirty days.
This page was last updated on 6/17/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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