NYSE:CLX - Clorox Stock Price, News, & Analysis Sign in or create an account to add this stock to your watchlist. Get Started $158.13 +0.07 (+0.04 %) (As of 03/24/2019 04:00 PM ET)Previous Close$158.13Today's Range$157.57 - $159.8852-Week Range$113.57 - $167.70Volume779,661 shsAverage Volume760,814 shsMarket Capitalization$20.27 billionP/E Ratio25.26Dividend Yield2.43%Beta0.32 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 CIK21076 Webwww.thecloroxcompany.com Phone510-271-7000Debt Debt-to-Equity Ratio3.08 Current Ratio1.15 Quick Ratio0.66Price-To-Earnings Trailing P/E Ratio25.26 Forward P/E Ratio24.98 P/E Growth3.93 Sales & Book Value Annual Sales$6.12 billion Price / Sales3.31 Cash Flow$7.7212 per share Price / Cash Flow20.48 Book Value$5.67 per share Price / Book27.89Profitability EPS (Most Recent Fiscal Year)$6.26 Net Income$823 million Net Margins12.65% Return on Equity105.97% Return on Assets15.31%Miscellaneous Employees8,700 Outstanding Shares128,160,000Market Cap$20.27 billion Next Earnings Date5/1/2019 (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 Thursday, February 14th. Shareholders 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 yield of 2.43%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, April 23rd. View Clorox's Dividend History. How will Clorox's stock buyback program work? Clorox declared that its Board of Directors has initiated a stock 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 stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback 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) issued its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February, 4th. The company reported $1.40 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $1.32 by $0.08. The company 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%. Clorox's quarterly revenue was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.77 EPS. 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 EPS 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 Wall Street analysts have issued 12-month target prices for Clorox's shares. Their forecasts range from $110.00 to $175.00. On average, they expect Clorox's share price to reach $150.0833 in the next year. This suggests that the stock has a possible downside of 5.1%. 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, 5 hold ratings and 3 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." (3/20/2019) 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? Press coverage about CLX stock has trended neutral recently, according to InfoTrie. The research group rates the sentiment of news coverage by reviewing more than six thousand news and blog sources in real-time. The firm ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of negative five to five, with scores nearest to five being the most favorable. Clorox earned a media sentiment score of 0.2 on InfoTrie's scale. They also gave news coverage about the company a news buzz of 3.0 out of 10, indicating that recent news coverage is unlikely to have an impact on the stock's share price in the near term. Who are some of Clorox's key competitors? Some companies that are related to Clorox include Mondelez International (MDLZ), AMBEV S A/S (ABEV), Unilever (UL), RECKITT BENCKIS/S (RBGLY), Heineken (HEINY), Estee Lauder Companies (EL), Colgate-Palmolive (CL), Danone (DANOY), PERNOD RICARD S/ADR (PDRDY), Kimberly Clark (KMB), Kraft Heinz (KHC), Keurig Dr Pepper (KDP), SYSCO (SYY), Koninklijke Ahold (ADRNY) and Imperial Tobacco Group (IMBBY). 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), Mcdonald's (MCD), Home Depot (HD), Verizon Communications (VZ), Exxon Mobil (XOM), 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 variety of of retail and institutional 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 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 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 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 Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund, Norges Bank, BlackRock Inc., Geode Capital Management LLC, Bessemer Group Inc., California Public Employees Retirement System, WINTON GROUP Ltd and Cookson Peirce & Co. Inc.. 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 $158.13. 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: 252 (Vote Outperform)Underperform Votes: 653 (Vote Underperform)Total Votes: 905MarketBeat'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 3/24/2019 by MarketBeat.com StaffFeatured Article: What is the return on assets (ROA) ratio?