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S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis
S&P 500   4,967.23
DOW   37,986.40
QQQ   414.65
Tesla cuts US prices for 3 of its electric vehicle models after a difficult week
A coffee roastery in Finland has launched an AI-generated blend. The results were surprising
Autoworkers union celebrates breakthrough win in Tennessee and takes aim at more plants in the South
New York lawmakers pass $237 billion budget with policies to jump-start housing market
The House votes for possible TikTok ban in the US, but don't expect the app to go away anytime soon
Biden sees a $35 price cap for insulin as a pivotal campaign issue. It’s not that clear-cut
Hawaii lawmakers take aim at vacation rentals after Lahaina wildfire amplifies Maui housing crisis

Clorox (CLX) Competitors

$143.55
+0.35 (+0.24%)
(As of 04/19/2024 ET)

CLX vs. HRL, CELH, MKC, TSN, CAG, IFF, TAP, CPB, USFD, and BF.B

Should you be buying Clorox stock or one of its competitors? The main competitors of Clorox include Hormel Foods (HRL), Celsius (CELH), McCormick & Company, Incorporated (MKC), Tyson Foods (TSN), Conagra Brands (CAG), International Flavors & Fragrances (IFF), Molson Coors Beverage (TAP), Campbell Soup (CPB), US Foods (USFD), and Brown-Forman (BF.B). These companies are all part of the "consumer staples" sector.

Clorox vs.

Hormel Foods (NYSE:HRL) and Clorox (NYSE:CLX) are both large-cap consumer staples companies, but which is the better stock? We will compare the two companies based on the strength of their valuation, earnings, analyst recommendations, media sentiment, institutional ownership, community ranking, dividends, risk and profitability.

Hormel Foods received 93 more outperform votes than Clorox when rated by MarketBeat users. Likewise, 57.73% of users gave Hormel Foods an outperform vote while only 40.30% of users gave Clorox an outperform vote.

CompanyUnderperformOutperform
Hormel FoodsOutperform Votes
448
57.73%
Underperform Votes
328
42.27%
CloroxOutperform Votes
355
40.30%
Underperform Votes
526
59.70%

Hormel Foods pays an annual dividend of $1.13 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Clorox pays an annual dividend of $4.80 per share and has a dividend yield of 3.3%. Hormel Foods pays out 77.4% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Clorox pays out 761.9% of its earnings in the form of a dividend, suggesting it may not have sufficient earnings to cover its dividend payment in the future. Hormel Foods has increased its dividend for 59 consecutive years and Clorox has increased its dividend for 46 consecutive years.

Hormel Foods has a net margin of 6.55% compared to Hormel Foods' net margin of 1.09%. Hormel Foods' return on equity of 319.41% beat Clorox's return on equity.

Company Net Margins Return on Equity Return on Assets
Hormel Foods6.55% 11.51% 6.64%
Clorox 1.09%319.41%12.27%

Hormel Foods presently has a consensus target price of $31.00, indicating a potential downside of 10.77%. Clorox has a consensus target price of $148.63, indicating a potential upside of 3.54%. Given Hormel Foods' stronger consensus rating and higher probable upside, analysts plainly believe Clorox is more favorable than Hormel Foods.

Company Sell Ratings Hold Ratings Buy Ratings Strong Buy Ratings Rating Score
Hormel Foods
2 Sell rating(s)
3 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.60
Clorox
4 Sell rating(s)
12 Hold rating(s)
0 Buy rating(s)
0 Strong Buy rating(s)
1.75

41.0% of Hormel Foods shares are held by institutional investors. Comparatively, 78.5% of Clorox shares are held by institutional investors. 0.7% of Hormel Foods shares are held by insiders. Comparatively, 0.5% of Clorox shares are held by insiders. Strong institutional ownership is an indication that endowments, hedge funds and large money managers believe a company will outperform the market over the long term.

In the previous week, Clorox had 14 more articles in the media than Hormel Foods. MarketBeat recorded 21 mentions for Clorox and 7 mentions for Hormel Foods. Clorox's average media sentiment score of 0.88 beat Hormel Foods' score of 0.32 indicating that Hormel Foods is being referred to more favorably in the media.

Company Very Positive Positive Neutral Negative Very Negative Overall Sentiment
Hormel Foods
4 Very Positive mention(s)
1 Positive mention(s)
2 Neutral mention(s)
0 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Positive
Clorox
5 Very Positive mention(s)
4 Positive mention(s)
5 Neutral mention(s)
4 Negative mention(s)
0 Very Negative mention(s)
Neutral

Hormel Foods has higher revenue and earnings than Clorox. Hormel Foods is trading at a lower price-to-earnings ratio than Clorox, indicating that it is currently the more affordable of the two stocks.

CompanyGross RevenuePrice/Sales RatioNet IncomeEarnings Per SharePrice/Earnings Ratio
Hormel Foods$12.11B1.57$793.57M$1.4623.79
Clorox$7.39B2.41$149M$0.63227.86

Hormel Foods has a beta of 0.27, indicating that its share price is 73% less volatile than the S&P 500. Comparatively, Clorox has a beta of 0.43, indicating that its share price is 57% less volatile than the S&P 500.

Summary

Hormel Foods and Clorox tied by winning 10 of the 20 factors compared between the two stocks.

New MarketBeat Followers Over Time

This chart shows the number of new MarketBeat users adding CLX and its top 5 competitors to their watchlist. Each company is represented with a line over a 90 day period.
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Media Sentiment Over Time

This chart shows the average media sentiment of NYSE and its competitors over the past 90 days as caculated by MarketBeat. The averaged score is equivalent to the following: Very Negative Sentiment <= -1.5, Negative Sentiment > -1.5 and <= -0.5, Neutral Sentiment > -0.5 and < 0.5, Positive Sentiment >= 0.5 and < 1.5, and Very Positive Sentiment >= 1.5.
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CLX vs. The Competition

MetricCloroxPolishes & sanitation goods IndustryStaples SectorNYSE Exchange
Market Cap$17.82B$17.82B$14.56B$17.13B
Dividend Yield3.35%3.35%2.89%3.62%
P/E Ratio227.86227.8621.7324.90
Price / Sales2.412.415.6710.01
Price / Cash13.5013.5034.0317.06
Price / Book45.8645.864.604.85
Net Income$149M$149M$596.67M$970.56M
7 Day Performance1.11%1.11%-0.09%-1.76%
1 Month Performance-2.78%-2.78%-5.03%-4.32%
1 Year Performance-13.14%-13.14%-6.08%92.59%

Clorox Competitors List

CompanyMarketRankShare PriceAnalysts' Price Target1Y Price PerformanceMarket CapRevenueP/E RatioEmployee CountIndicator(s)
HRL
Hormel Foods
2.9229 of 5 stars
$33.80
-0.3%
$31.00
-8.3%
-12.9%$18.51B$12.14B23.1520,000
CELH
Celsius
3.7424 of 5 stars
$72.52
-1.3%
$85.10
+17.3%
+129.4%$16.75B$1.32B93.78765Insider Selling
MKC
McCormick & Company, Incorporated
3.9843 of 5 stars
$71.80
-0.2%
$77.88
+8.5%
-13.4%$19.27B$6.66B27.4013,800Positive News
TSN
Tyson Foods
4.7361 of 5 stars
$58.15
+0.1%
$59.80
+2.8%
-1.5%$20.72B$52.94B-23.54139,000Analyst Upgrade
CAG
Conagra Brands
3.8118 of 5 stars
$30.00
+0.8%
$33.14
+10.5%
-18.1%$14.34B$12.28B15.0818,600Analyst Revision
IFF
International Flavors & Fragrances
3.3471 of 5 stars
$82.94
+0.4%
$86.35
+4.1%
-12.0%$21.18B$11.48B-8.2621,500Analyst Upgrade
TAP
Molson Coors Beverage
3.8745 of 5 stars
$63.26
-2.3%
$68.20
+7.8%
+11.3%$13.65B$13.88B14.5116,500Analyst Report
CPB
Campbell Soup
3.6137 of 5 stars
$43.01
+0.7%
$46.38
+7.8%
-18.7%$12.82B$9.36B16.8014,500Positive News
USFD
US Foods
4.7698 of 5 stars
$51.53
+1.9%
$54.92
+6.6%
+34.3%$12.64B$35.60B25.5130,000Positive News
BF.B
Brown-Forman
1.312 of 5 stars
$48.71
-1.4%
$65.68
+34.8%
-23.4%$23.02B$4.23B24.235,600Positive News

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