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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 17006.5. Since its IPO date on the 3/21/1983, The Clorox Company, CLX performance year to date is 5.12%. Today The Clorox Company, CLX has gained -0.31%, with a current price of 130.53.

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 62.10%. Return of assets are at 15.10%, with return on investment at 24.80%.

In terms of debt levels and profit levels, The Clorox Company, CLX is seeing a long-term debt/equity of 6.05. While Total debt/equity is 7.81. With a profit margin of 11.20%, this is combined with a gross margin of 45.10%, and operating margin of 17.10%. The Clorox Company ability to meet debt levels, with a current ratio of 1, while the quick ratio is 0.7.

For the last year The Clorox Company, CLX has seen a EPS growth of 7.80%. A performance for the year of 17.71%. The 52-week high is -6.52%, and the 52-week low is 26.18%. The average volume for The Clorox Company, CLX is 408136.

With a target price of 128.09, 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 26.58 and a forward P/E of 22.54. Perhaps the more useful indicator than P/E, is PEG which has a value of 3.34. The Clorox Company also has a P/S and a P/B of 2.95 and 57.17 respectively. For P/cash, The Clorox Company has a value of 42.41, while it is 81.76 for P/free cash flow.

At the current price of 130.53, The Clorox Company has a dividend yield of 2.44%. We see a return on equity of 296.00%.

Looking more long-term The Clorox Company, is projected to get an EPS growth for the next five years of 7.95%. In the short-term an EPS growth of 5.85% in the next year is forecasted. This is after a EPS growth of 7.80% for this year and for the last five years a 19.00% 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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