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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 956.42, and so far today it has a volume of 840100. Performance year to date since the 3/21/1983 is 1.59%.

To help you determine whether The Clorox Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 25.69 and forward P/E is 21.8. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Clorox Company has a value for PEG of 3.23. P/S ratio is 2.84 and the P/B ratio is 55.25. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 40.85 and 78.76 respectively.

At the current price The Clorox Company is trading at, 126.53 (-0.03% today), The Clorox Company has a dividend yield of 2.53%, and this is covered by a payout ratio of 62.10%. Earnings per share (EPS) is 4.93, and this is looking to grow in the next year to 5.81% after growing 7.80% this past year. EPS growth quarter over quarter is -12.80%, and 2.80% for sales growth quarter over quarter.

The number of shares outstanding is 129.47, and the number of shares float is 129.23. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 73.40%. The float short is 4.98%, with the short ratio at a value of 6.73. Management has seen a return on assets of 15.10%, and also a return on investment of 24.80%.

The ability for The Clorox Company, to deal with debt, means it current ratio is 1, and quick ratio is 0.7. Long term debt/equity is 6.05 and total debt/equity is 7.81. In terms of margins, The Clorox Company has a gross margin of 45.10%, with its operating margin at 17.10%, and The Clorox Company has a profit margin of 11.20%.

The 52 week high is -9.39%, with 14.36% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -2.99% and the 200 day simple moving average is -1.33%.

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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