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A look at a High Market Cap Stock: The Clorox Company, CLX

The Clorox Company, CLX is in the exchange NYSE and its industry is Housewares & Accessories in the sector of Consumer Goods. Based in USA, The Clorox Company, CLX  has a market cap of 17899.38. Since its IPO date on the 3/21/1983, The Clorox Company, CLX performance year to date is 9.47%. Today The Clorox Company, CLX has gained 1.58%, with a current price of 139.33.

Ownership of the company is 0.18% for insider ownership while institutional ownership is 73.50%. The management of the company have seen the company have a payout ratio of 59.20%. Return of assets are at 16.10%, with return on investment at 26.10%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Clorox Company, CLX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 6.93. While Total debt/equity is 8.6. With a profit margin of 11.80%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.10%, and operating margin of 17.80%. The Clorox Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1.1, while the quick ratio is 0.8.

For the last year The Clorox Company, CLX has seen a EPS growth of 3.80%. A performance for the year of 32.58%. The 52-week high is 0.34%, and the 52-week low is 35.53%. The average volume for The Clorox Company, CLX is 612129.

With a target price of 124.55, can The Clorox Company, CLX reach this target? Looking at the value indicators of The Clorox Company, CLX. The Clorox Company has a P/E of 26.85 and a forward P/E of 26.28. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.78. The Clorox Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 3.13 and 68.58 respectively. For P/cash, The Clorox Company has a value of 43.24, while it is 64.85 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 139.33, The Clorox Company has a dividend yield of 2.33%. We see a return on equity of 387.30%.

Looking more long-term The Clorox Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.10%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.50% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 3.80% for this year and for the last five years a 4.30% growth has been seen.

Disclaimer: Remember there is a risk to your investment, this is not a recommendation, nor personal advice, never invest more than you are able too loose.

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