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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 867.85, and so far today it has a volume of 1080400. Performance year to date since the 3/21/1983 is -1.47%.

To help you determine whether The Clorox Company is undervalued the following values will help you decide. P/E is 24.92 and forward P/E is 21.14. PEG perhaps more useful shows that The Clorox Company has a value for PEG of 3.13. P/S ratio is 2.76 and the P/B ratio is 53.59. The P/Cash and P/Free cash flow is 39.63 and 76.41 respectively.

At the current price The Clorox Company is trading at, 122.73 (0.96% today), The Clorox Company has a dividend yield of 2.61%, 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 129.5, and the number of shares float is 129.47. The senior management bring insider ownership to 0.10%, and institutional ownership is at 73.30%. The float short is 5.65%, with the short ratio at a value of 8.43. 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 -12.11%, with 7.01% being its 52 week low. The 20 day simple moving average is -4.56% and the 200 day simple moving average is -4.25%.

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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