NYSE:CLX - Clorox Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $161.26 +2.49 (+1.57 %) (As of 11/12/2018 12:55 PM ET)Previous Close$158.77Today's Range$158.62 - $162.1652-Week Range$113.57 - $159.17Volume454,217 shsAverage Volume1.23 million shsMarket Capitalization$20.27 billionP/E Ratio25.76Dividend Yield2.42%Beta0.28 ProfileDiscussionAnalyst RatingsChartDividendEarningsFinancialsInsider TradesInstitutional OwnershipHeadlinesOptions ChainSEC FilingsSocial Media Share on FacebookShare on TwitterShare on LinkedInShare on RedditShare on StocktwitsPrint this articleShare by Email 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. It also provides charcoal products under the Kingsford and Match Light brands; bags, wraps, and containers under the Glad brand; cat litter products under the Fresh Step, Scoop Away, and Ever Clean brands; and digestive health products under the RenewLife brand. In addition, the company offers dressings and sauces primarily under the Hidden Valley, KC Masterpiece, Kingsford, and Soy Vay brands; water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand; natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand; and dietary supplements under the Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality, and Neocell brands. Further, it markets its products under the PinoLuz, Ayudin, Limpido, Clorinda, Poett, Mistolin, Lestoil, Bon Bril, Agua Jane, and Chux brands. The company sells its products primarily through mass retailers, grocery outlets, warehouse clubs, dollar stores, home hardware centers, third-party and owned e-commerce channels, military stores, and distributors, as well as a direct sales force and medical supply distributors. The Clorox Company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Oakland, California. 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Industry, Sector and Symbol Stock Exchange NYSE Industry Polishes & sanitation goods Sub-IndustryHousehold Products SectorConsumer Staples Current SymbolNYSE:CLX Previous Symbol CUSIP18905410 Webwww.thecloroxcompany.com Phone510-271-7000 Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.38 Current Ratio1.07 Quick Ratio0.65 Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio25.76 Forward P/E Ratio25.56 P/E Growth3.9 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.12 billion Price / Sales3.36 Cash Flow$7.8434 per share Price / Cash20.56 Book Value$5.30 per share Price / Book30.43 Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.26 Net Income$823 million Net Margins13.59% Return on Equity102.65% Return on Assets15.16% Miscellaneous Employees8,700 Outstanding Shares127,650,000Market Cap$20.27 billion OptionableOptionable 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 announced a quarterly dividend on Tuesday, September 18th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, October 31st will be given a dividend of $0.96 per share on Friday, November 16th. This represents a $3.84 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.37%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 30th. View Clorox's Dividend History. How will Clorox's stock buyback program work? Clorox declared that its board has approved a share buyback program on Thursday, May 24th 2018, which permits the company to buyback $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire up to 12.6% of its shares through open market purchases. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board of directors believes its shares are undervalued. How were Clorox's earnings last quarter? Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) issued its earnings results on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company reported $1.62 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts' consensus estimates of $1.59 by $0.03. The firm earned $1.56 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.53 billion. Clorox had a return on equity of 102.65% and a net margin of 13.59%. Clorox's revenue was up 4.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $1.46 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 Friday, February 1st 2019. View Earnings Estimates for Clorox. What guidance has Clorox issued on next quarter's earnings? Clorox updated its FY19 earnings guidance on Wednesday, October, 31st. The company provided earnings per share (EPS) guidance of $6.20-6.40 for the period, compared to the Thomson Reuters consensus earnings per share estimate of $6.44. The company issued revenue guidance of +2-4% to ~$62.46-63.69 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.31 billion.Clorox also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $6.20-6.40 EPS. What price target have analysts set for CLX? 13 brokerages have issued 12-month 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 $139.3846 in the next twelve months. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 13.9%. 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’re not sure whether that’s due to a reduction in the dollar amount of share repurchases (CLX previously expected to repurchase ~$1B in FY19), or simply a mathematical function of shares trading near alltime highs. With shares strong into the print, gross margin questions remaining, and a guidance reduction, we expect shares to trade lower today." (10/31/2018) 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Clorox outperformed the industry in the past three months driven by a robust earnings surprise history. In fourth-quarter fiscal 2018, the company reported seventh straight earnings beat. Although sales missed estimates, it increased year over year owing to gains from the Nutranext acquisition. The improvement was somewhat compensated by negative impact of both Aplicare divestiture and foreign currency exchange rates, particularly in Argentina. Higher volumes driven by innovation and rise in prices also contributed to revenue growth. For fiscal 2019, management issued an encouraging outlook. However, the company has been witnessing strained gross margins for a while now due to higher elevated commodity and logistics expenses. Unfortunately, this is likely to continue in fiscal 2019. Nevertheless, the company remains well on track with its 2020 Strategy, which is aimed at bolstering growth for the improvement of categories and overall market share." (10/5/2018) Has Clorox been receiving favorable news coverage? Media stories about CLX stock have trended negative recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. InfoTrie scores the sentiment of press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of -5 to 5, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Clorox earned a news impact score of -2.0 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, indicating that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an effect on the stock's share price in the immediate future. Who are some of Clorox's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Clorox include AMBEV S A/S (ABEV), Unilever (UL), Kraft Heinz (KHC), Mondelez International (MDLZ), RECKITT BENCKIS/S (RBGLY), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Heineken (HEINY), Estee Lauder Companies (EL), JAPAN TOB INC/ADR (JAPAY), Danone (DANOY), PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (PDRDY), Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), Constellation Brands (STZ), Constellation Brands (STZ.B) and Kimberly Clark (KMB). Who are Clorox's key executives? Clorox's management team includes the folowing people: Mr. Benno O. Dorer, Chairman & CEO (Age 54)Mr. Kevin B. Jacobsen, Sr. VP & CFO (Age 52)Ms. Dawn C. Willoughby, Exec. VP & COO (Age 49)Ms. Laura Stein, Exec. VP of Corp. Affairs & Gen. Counsel (Age 56)Ms. Linda Rendle, Exec. VP of Cleaning and Strategy (Age 40) Who are Clorox's major shareholders? Clorox's stock is owned by a number of of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (7.68%), Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.30%), Janus Henderson Group PLC (1.07%), JPMorgan Chase & Co. (0.80%), Swiss National Bank (0.73%) and Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. (0.41%). Company insiders that own Clorox stock include A D David Mackay, Dawn C Willoughby, Diego J Barral, James E Foster, Jon M Balousek, Laura Stein, Linda J Rendle, Matthew T Laszlo and Michael R Costello. View Institutional Ownership Trends for Clorox. Which major investors are selling Clorox stock? CLX stock was sold by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Unigestion Holding SA, Acadian Asset Management LLC, Janus Henderson Group PLC, BlackRock Inc., Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc., State of Alaska Department of Revenue, WINTON GROUP Ltd and Jennison Associates LLC. Company insiders that have sold Clorox company stock in the last year include Dawn C Willoughby, Diego J Barral, Jon M Balousek, Laura Stein, Linda J Rendle and Michael R Costello. View Insider Buying and Selling for Clorox. Which major investors are buying Clorox stock? CLX stock was purchased by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including DekaBank Deutsche Girozentrale, Bank of New York Mellon Corp, JPMorgan Chase & Co., Bank of Montreal Can, Assenagon Asset Management S.A., Troy Asset Management Ltd, McKinley Carter Wealth Services Inc. and NN Investment Partners Holdings N.V.. 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 $161.81. How big of a company is Clorox? Clorox has a market capitalization of $20.27 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. 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 ()Outperform Votes: 240 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 627 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 867MarketBeat'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 11/12/2018 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the Dividend Aristocrat Index?