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

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$149.63 -1.25 (-0.83 %)
(As of 05/26/2019 05:19 AM ET)
Previous Close$149.63
Today's Range$149.54 - $151.99
52-Week Range$119.78 - $167.70
Volume728,733 shs
Average Volume1.04 million shs
Market Capitalization$19.06 billion
P/E Ratio23.90
Dividend Yield2.55%
Beta0.31
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$7.7973 per share
Book Value$6.13 per share

Profitability

Net Income$823 million

Miscellaneous

Employees8,700
Market Cap$19.06 billion
Next Earnings Date8/1/2019 (Estimated)
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 declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, May 22nd. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 31st will be paid a dividend of $1.06 per share on Friday, August 16th. This represents a $4.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 2.83%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, July 30th. This is an increase from Clorox's previous quarterly dividend of $0.96. View Clorox's Dividend History.

How will Clorox's stock buyback program work?

Clorox declared that its Board of Directors has authorized a stock repurchase program on Thursday, May 24th 2018, which authorizes the company to repurchase $2,000,000,000.00 in shares, according to EventVestor. This repurchase authorization authorizes the company to purchase up to 12.6% of its stock through open market purchases. Stock repurchase programs are often a sign that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

How were Clorox's earnings last quarter?

Clorox Co (NYSE:CLX) posted its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, May, 1st. The company reported $1.44 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.47 by $0.03. The firm earned $1.55 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.57 billion. Clorox had a return on equity of 108.82% and a net margin of 12.68%. The business's revenue for the quarter was up 2.2% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $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 (EPS) 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 brokerages have issued 1 year price targets for Clorox's shares. 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 1.7%. 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. 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)
  • 2. 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)

Has Clorox been receiving favorable news coverage?

Headlines about CLX stock have trended positive this week, according to InfoTrie. InfoTrie identifies positive and negative press coverage by monitoring more than six thousand news and blog sources. 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 media sentiment score of 2.5 on InfoTrie's scale. They also assigned news coverage about the company a news buzz of 10.0 out of 10, meaning that recent press coverage is extremely likely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term.

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 Intel (INTC).

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 institutional and retail investors. Top institutional shareholders include BlackRock Inc. (8.35%), Parnassus Investments CA (3.52%), Northern Trust Corp (1.85%), Renaissance Technologies LLC (1.74%), Geode Capital Management LLC (1.60%) and Morgan Stanley (1.59%). 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 Wellington Management Group LLP, Macquarie Group Ltd., Tobam, Renaissance Technologies LLC, Goldman Sachs Group Inc., Victory Capital Management Inc., JPMorgan Chase & Co. and Natixis. 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, AQR Capital Management LLC, Geode Capital Management LLC, Martingale Asset Management L P, PNC Financial Services Group Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, Morgan Stanley and First Trust Advisors LP. 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 $149.63.

How big of a company is Clorox?

Clorox has a market capitalization of $19.06 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:  258 (Vote Outperform)
Underperform Votes:  667 (Vote Underperform)
Total Votes:  925
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 5/26/2019 by MarketBeat.com Staff

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