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

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$156.01 -0.27 (-0.17 %)
(As of 02/20/2019 08:32 AM ET)
Previous Close$156.28
Today's Range$155.34 - $156.9890
52-Week Range$113.57 - $167.70
Volume754,603 shs
Average Volume1.14 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.99 billion
P/E Ratio24.92
Dividend Yield2.46%
Beta0.29
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

Industry Polishes & sanitation goods
Sub-IndustryHousehold Products
SectorConsumer Staples
CUSIP18905410
Phone510-271-7000

Debt

Price-To-Earnings

Sales & Book Value

Annual Sales$6.12 billion
Cash Flow$7.7080 per share
Book Value$5.79 per share

Profitability

Net Income$823 million

Miscellaneous

Employees8,700
Market Cap$19.99 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 Thursday, February 14th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, April 24th will be given a dividend of $0.96 per share on Friday, May 10th. This represents a $3.84 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.46%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, April 23rd. View Clorox's Dividend History.

How will Clorox's stock buyback program work?

Clorox declared that its board has authorized a stock buyback plan on Thursday, May 24th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in outstanding shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to repurchase up to 12.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase plans are typically a sign that the company's leadership believes its shares are undervalued.

How were Clorox's earnings last quarter?

Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) issued its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February, 4th. The company reported $1.40 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts' consensus estimates of $1.32 by $0.08. The firm earned $1.47 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.47 billion. Clorox had a return on equity of 105.97% and a net margin of 12.65%. The company's revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company earned $1.77 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 Wednesday, May 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 Monday, February, 4th. 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 $6.32. The company issued revenue guidance of +2-4% to ~$62.46-63.69 billion, compared to the consensus revenue estimate of $6.33 billion.Clorox also updated its FY 2019 guidance to $6.20-6.40 EPS.

What price target have analysts set for CLX?

12 brokerages have issued 1-year price objectives for Clorox's shares. Their forecasts range from $110.00 to $175.00. On average, they anticipate Clorox's share price to reach $147.25 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.6%. View Analyst Price Targets for Clorox.

What is the consensus analysts' recommendation for Clorox?

12 Wall Street analysts have issued "buy," "hold," and "sell" ratings for Clorox in the last year. There are currently 4 sell ratings, 6 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 are raising our FY19/FY20 EPS estimates by $0.04 to $6.35/$6.76 and our price target by $1 to $157." (2/4/2019)
  • 2. According to Zacks Investment Research, "Clorox has outperformed the industry in the past year. In first-quarter fiscal 2019, the company marked eighth consecutive positive earnings surprise and fourth sales beat in the last six quarters. Earnings gained from lower tax rate, and higher sales and cost savings, while the Nutranext acquisition and higher volumes aided sales. Moreover, its 2020 Strategy, aimed at bolstering growth at various categories and market share, is encouraging. However, the company trimmed its earnings guidance for fiscal 2019 despite solid first-quarter results. This was mainly due to the expectations of making fewer share repurchases in fiscal 2019 than repurchases of nearly 50% of its $2-billion authorization, guided earlier. Adverse currency translations hurt the top-line growth and remain concerns in fiscal 2019. The company is also witnessing strained margins owing to higher commodity and logistics expenses, which is likely to persist in the fiscal year." (1/7/2019)

Has Clorox been receiving favorable news coverage?

News coverage about CLX stock has trended somewhat positive recently, InfoTrie Sentiment Analysis reports. The research firm ranks the sentiment of news coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative five to positive five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Clorox earned a news sentiment score of 1.4 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave press coverage about the company a news buzz of 4.0 out of 10, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company's share price in the near future.

Who are some of Clorox's key competitors?

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 many different of institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.24%), Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund (5.33%), Parnassus Investments CA (3.55%), Northern Trust Corp (1.78%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.48%) and Bank of New York Mellon Corp (1.25%). Company insiders that own Clorox stock include 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 Macquarie Group Ltd., Voloridge Investment Management LLC, Nordea Investment Management AB, Parnassus Investments CA, Scout Investments Inc., Kornitzer Capital Management Inc. KS, KAMES CAPITAL plc and Gotham Asset Management LLC. Company insiders that have sold Clorox company stock in the last year include 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 acquired by a variety of institutional investors in the last quarter, including Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, WINTON GROUP Ltd, Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc. and Bank of America Corp DE. 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 $156.01.

How big of a company is Clorox?

Clorox has a market capitalization of $19.99 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 (star)
Outperform Votes:  250 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  648 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  898
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 2/20/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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