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The Clorox Company (CLX) is a leading household & personal products business with stocks listed in the US. It opened the day at US$173.56 after a previous close of US$172.92. During the day the price has varied from a low of USD173.51 to a high of USD175.27. The latest price was USD174.58 (25 minute delay). The Clorox Company is listed on the NYSE. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Search for The Clorox Company. Find the share by name or ticker symbol: CLX. Research its history to confirm it's a solid investment against your financial goals.
- Purchase now or later. Buy today with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until The Clorox Company reaches your desired price. To spread out your risk, look into dollar-cost averaging, which smooths out buying at consistent intervals and amounts.
- Decide on how many to buy. At last close price of US$178.72, weigh your budget against a diversified portfolio that can minimise risk through the market's ups and downs. You may be able to buy a fractional share of The Clorox Company, depending on your broker.
- Check in on your investment. Congratulations, you own a part of The Clorox Company. Optimise your portfolio by tracking how your stock — and even the business — performs with an eye on the long term. You may be eligible for dividends and shareholder voting rights on directors and management that can affect your stock.
What's in this guide?
- The Clorox Company key stats
- Compare share trading platforms
- Is The Clorox Company stock a buy or sell?
- The Clorox Company performance over time
- Can I short The Clorox Company shares?
- Is The Clorox Company suitable for ethical investing?
- Are The Clorox Company shares over-valued?
- The Clorox Company's financials
- How volatile are The Clorox Company shares?
- Does The Clorox Company pay a dividend?
- Have The Clorox Company shares ever split?
- Other common questions
The Clorox Company share priceUse our graph to track the performance of CLX stocks over time.
The Clorox Company shares at a glance
|52-week range||US$172.35 - US$236.0007|
|50-day moving average||US$179.8771|
|200-day moving average||US$190.7413|
|Dividend yield||US$4.44 (2.55%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||US$7.1631|
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The Clorox Company price performance over time
|1 week (2021-06-15)||0.61%|
|1 month (2021-05-21)||-2.11%|
|3 months (2021-03-23)||-9.43%|
|6 months (2020-12-23)||-13.72%|
|1 year (2020-06-23)||-18.18%|
|2 years (2019-06-21)||12.69%|
|3 years (2018-06-22)||35.43%|
|5 years (2016-06-23)||30.06%|
Is The Clorox Company under- or over-valued?
Valuing The Clorox Company stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of The Clorox Company's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
The Clorox Company's P/E ratio
The Clorox Company's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 24x. In other words, The Clorox Company shares trade at around 24x recent earnings.
That's relatively low compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The low P/E ratio could mean that investors are pessimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're under-valued.
The Clorox Company's PEG ratio
The Clorox Company's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 3.3853. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into The Clorox Company's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
The Clorox Company's EBITDA
The Clorox Company's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is US$1.7 billion.
The EBITDA is a measure of a The Clorox Company's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
The Clorox Company financials
|Revenue TTM||US$7.5 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||20.06%|
|Gross profit TTM||US$3.1 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||15.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||12837.27%|
|Market capitalisation||US$21.6 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Shorting The Clorox Company shares
There are currently 7.8 million The Clorox Company shares held short by investors – that's known as The Clorox Company's "short interest". This figure is 9.7% down from 8.7 million last month.
There are a few different ways that this level of interest in shorting The Clorox Company shares can be evaluated.
The Clorox Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR)
The Clorox Company's "short interest ratio" (SIR) is the quantity of The Clorox Company shares currently shorted divided by the average quantity of The Clorox Company shares traded daily (recently around 1.5 million). The Clorox Company's SIR currently stands at 5.37. In other words for every 100,000 The Clorox Company shares traded daily on the market, roughly 5370 shares are currently held short.
However The Clorox Company's short interest can also be evaluated against the total number of The Clorox Company shares, or, against the total number of tradable The Clorox Company shares (the shares that aren't held by "insiders" or major long-term shareholders – also known as the "float"). In this case The Clorox Company's short interest could be expressed as 0.06% of the outstanding shares (for every 100,000 The Clorox Company shares in existence, roughly 60 shares are currently held short) or 0.0633% of the tradable shares (for every 100,000 tradable The Clorox Company shares, roughly 63 shares are currently held short).
A SIR below 10% would generally be considered to indicate a fairly optimistic outlook for the share price, with fewer people currently willing to bet against The Clorox Company.
Find out more about how you can short The Clorox Company stock.
The Clorox Company's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like The Clorox Company.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
The Clorox Company's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 22.03
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and The Clorox Company's overall score of 22.03 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like The Clorox Company is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
The Clorox Company's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.21/100
The Clorox Company's social score
Social score: 7.02/100
The Clorox Company's governance score
Governance score: 2.8/100
The Clorox Company's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. The Clorox Company scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that The Clorox Company has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||22.03|
|Total ESG percentile||31.64|
|Level of controversy||2|
The Clorox Company share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 47.84% of net profits
Recently The Clorox Company has paid out, on average, around 47.84% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 2.67% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), The Clorox Company shareholders could enjoy a 2.67% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In The Clorox Company's case, that would currently equate to about $4.44 per share.
While The Clorox Company's payout ratio might seem fairly standard, it's worth remembering that The Clorox Company may be investing much of the rest of its net profits in future growth.
The Clorox Company's most recent dividend payout was on 12 August 2021. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 26 July 2021 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have The Clorox Company's shares ever split?
The Clorox Company's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 August 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your The Clorox Company shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for The Clorox Company shares which in turn could have impacted The Clorox Company's share price.
The Clorox Company share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, The Clorox Company's shares have ranged in value from as little as US$172.35 up to US$236.0007. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while The Clorox Company's is 0.1777. This would suggest that The Clorox Company's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
The Clorox Company overview
The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Health and Wellness, 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, Scentiva, Formula 409, Liquid-Plumr, Pine-Sol, S.O.S, and Tilex brands; naturally derived products under the Green Works brand; professional cleaning, disinfecting, and food service products under the CloroxPro, Clorox Healthcare, and Clorox Total 360 brands; professional food service products under the Hidden Valley brand; and vitamins, minerals, and supplement products under the RenewLife, Rainbow Light, Natural Vitality, NeoCell, and Stop Aging Now brands. It also provides grilling products under the Kingsford and Match Light brands; bags and wraps under the Glad brand; and cat litter products under the Fresh Step, Scoop Away, and Ever Clean brands. In addition, the company offers dressings and sauces primarily under the Hidden Valley brand; water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand; and natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand. Further, it markets its products under the Ayudin, Clorinda, and Poett 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. Clorox has a collaboration partnership with Cleveland Clinic and the CDC Foundation. The Clorox Company was founded in 1913 and is headquartered in Oakland, California.
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