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Is The Clorox Company(NYSE: CLX), a large market cap stock a smart buy?

With a market cap of has a large market cap size. The Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) has been on the stock market since its IPO date on the 3/21/1983. The Clorox Company is in the Housewares & Accessories industry and Consumer Goods sector. Average volume for The Clorox Company, is 1044.81, and so far today it has a volume of 0. Performance year to date since the 3/21/1983 is 9.39%.

To help you determine whether The Clorox Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 26.83 and forward P/E is 26.26. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Clorox Company has a value for PEG of 3.78. P/S ratio is 3.11 and the P/B ratio is 68.53. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 42.94 and 64.4 respectively.

At the current price The Clorox Company is trading at, 137.06 (0.00% today), The Clorox Company has a dividend yield of 2.33%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 59.20%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 5.11, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.50% after growing 3.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is 12.50%, and 1.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 129.69, and the number of shares float is 129.11. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.18%, and institutional ownership is at 73.40%. The float short is 4.23%, with the short ratio at a value of 5.23. Management has seen a return on assets of 16.10%, and also a return on investment of 26.10%.

The ability for The Clorox Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1.1, and quick ratio is 0.8. Long term debt/equity is 6.93 and total debt/equity is 8.6. In terms of margins, The Clorox Company has a gross margin of 45.10%, with its operating margin at 17.80%, and The Clorox Company has a profit margin of 11.80%.

The 52 week high is -2.43%, with 31.71% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is 3.45% and the 200 day simple moving average is 8.52%.

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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