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Is this Large Market Cap Stock target price reasonable for The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX)?

The company in question is, The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) currently with a stock price of 131.16 (-0.26% today). The market cap for The Clorox Company is 17029.51, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Housewares & Accessories industry. The target price for The Clorox Company is 128.09. Currently The Clorox Company is trading with a P/E of 26.65, and a forward P/E of 22.66. Average volume for The Clorox Company is 922.12 and so far today it is 337023.

Performance in the last year for The Clorox Company has been 15.18%. For EPS growth, The Clorox Company has seen a growth of 7.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.74%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.00% over the last five years and could be 7.95% for the next five years. The Clorox Company has seen sales growth quarter over quarter at 2.80%, with EPS growth quarter over quarter at -12.10%. The 20-day simple moving average is -1.79%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to 2.85%.

Since the IPO date for The Clorox Company on the 3/21/1983, The Clorox Company has seen performance year to date to be 5.58%. With The Clorox Company trading at 131.16, the dividend yield is 2.43%, and the EPS is 4.93.

So could The Clorox Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 26.65. The PEG is 3.35, P/S is 2.96 and the P/B is at 57.42. The P/cash is 42.47, with P/free cash flow at *TBA.

The Clorox Company ability to deal with debt shows that the current ratio is 1, and the quick ratio is 0.7. This is with long term debt/equity at 6.05, and total debt/equity at 7.81.

In terms of margins, The Clorox Company has a gross margin of 45.10%, an operating margin of 17.10% and a profit margin of 11.20%.Payout ratio for The Clorox Company is 46.20%. Return on assets come to 15.10% with return on investment coming to 24.80%.

Insider ownership for The Clorox Company, is at 0.18% and institutional ownership comes to 74.20%. Outstanding shares are at 129.5. While shares float is 129.15. The float short is currently 4.40%, and short ratio is 6.16.

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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