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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 121.77 (-0.61% today). The market cap for The Clorox Company is 15875.15, and is in the sector Consumer Goods, and Housewares & Accessories industry. The target price for The Clorox Company is 127.55. Currently The Clorox Company is trading with a P/E of 24.72, and a forward P/E of 20.97. Average volume for The Clorox Company is 857.01 and so far today it is 545600.

Performance in the last year for The Clorox Company has been 3.82%. For EPS growth, The Clorox Company has seen a growth of 7.80%, and is looking to grow in the next year to 5.85%. More long term stats show that EPS growth has been 19.00% over the last five years and could be 7.10% 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 -12.80%. The 20-day simple moving average is -4.51%, with the 200-day simple moving average coming to -4.91%.

Since the IPO date for The Clorox Company on the 3/21/1983, The Clorox Company has seen performance year to date to be -2.24%. With The Clorox Company trading at 121.77, the dividend yield is 2.63%, and the EPS is 4.93.

So could The Clorox Company, be undervalued? Well as said before P/E is 24.72. The PEG is 3.48, P/S is 2.76 and the P/B is at 53.17. The P/cash is 39.59, with P/free cash flow at 76.32.

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 62.10%. Return on assets come to 15.10% with return on investment coming to 24.80%.

Insider ownership for The Clorox Company, is at 0.10% and institutional ownership comes to 73.00%. Outstanding shares are at 130.37. While shares float is 129.25. The float short is currently 5.27%, and short ratio is 7.96.

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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