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How to buy Clorox stock
Learn how to easily invest in Clorox stock.
Clorox Co (CLX) is a leading household & personal products business based in the US. It opened the day at $139.66 after a previous close of $139.54. During the day the price has varied from a low of $138.64 to a high of $142.51. The latest price was $140.54 (25 minute delay). Clorox is listed on the NYSE and employs 9,000 staff. All prices are listed in US Dollars.
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- Research the stock. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol – CLX – and research it before deciding if it's a good investment for you.
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What's in this guide?
- CLX shares summary
- Compare share dealing platforms
- Is CLX stock a buy or sell?
- Stock performance over time
- Is CLX suitable for ethical investing?
- Are CLX shares over-valued?
- Clorox's financials
- How volatile are CLX shares?
- Does Clorox pay a dividend?
- Have CLX shares ever split?
- Other common questions
Clorox stock price (NYSE: CLX)Use our graph to track the performance of CLX stocks over time.
Clorox shares at a glance
|52-week range||$120.50 - $186.51|
|50-day moving average||$142.79|
|200-day moving average||$155.69|
|Wall St. target price||$136.33|
|Dividend yield||$4.64 (3.69%)|
|Earnings per share (TTM)||$3.70|
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Clorox price performance over time
|1 week (2022-06-24)||-0.15%|
|1 month (2022-06-01)||-0.11%|
|3 months (2022-03-31)||1.09%|
|6 months (2021-12-31)||-19.40%|
|1 year (2021-07-01)||-21.42%|
|2 years (2020-07-01)||-35.99%|
|3 years (2019-07-01)||152.8|
|5 years (2017-06-30)||5.48%|
Is Clorox stock undervalued or overvalued?
Valuing Clorox stock is incredibly difficult, and any metric has to be viewed as part of a bigger picture of Clorox's overall performance. However, analysts commonly use some key metrics to help gauge the value of a stock.
Clorox's P/E ratio
Clorox's current share price divided by its per-share earnings (EPS) over a 12-month period gives a "trailing price/earnings ratio" of roughly 38x. In other words, Clorox shares trade at around 38x recent earnings.
That's relatively high compared to, say, the trailing 12-month P/E ratio for the NASDAQ 100 at the end of 2019 (27.29). The high P/E ratio could mean that investors are optimistic about the outlook for the shares or simply that they're over-valued.
Clorox's PEG ratio
Clorox's "price/earnings-to-growth ratio" can be calculated by dividing its P/E ratio by its growth – to give 5.6484. A low ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer better value, while a higher ratio can be interpreted as meaning the shares offer worse value.
The PEG ratio provides a broader view than just the P/E ratio, as it gives more insight into Clorox's future profitability. By accounting for growth, it could also help you if you're comparing the share prices of multiple high-growth companies.
Clorox's EBITDA (earnings before interest, taxes, depreciation and amortisation) is $863 million.
The EBITDA is a measure of a Clorox's overall financial performance and is widely used to measure a its profitability.
|Revenue TTM||$7.1 billion|
|Operating margin TTM||9.12%|
|Gross profit TTM||$3.2 billion|
|Return on assets TTM||6.35%|
|Return on equity TTM||61.69%|
|Market capitalisation||$17.3 billion|
TTM: trailing 12 months
Clorox's environmental, social and governance track record
Environmental, social and governance (known as ESG) criteria are a set of three factors used to measure the sustainability and social impact of companies like Clorox.
When it comes to ESG scores, lower is better, and lower scores are generally associated with lower risk for would-be investors.
Clorox's total ESG risk score
Total ESG risk: 22.03
Socially conscious investors use ESG scores to screen how an investment aligns with their worldview, and Clorox's overall score of 22.03 (as at 12/31/2018) is pretty good – landing it in it in the 32nd percentile of companies rated in the same sector.
ESG scores are increasingly used to estimate the level of risk a company like Clorox is exposed to within the areas of "environmental" (carbon footprint, resource use etc.), "social" (health and safety, human rights etc.), and "governance" (anti-corruption, tax transparency etc.).
Clorox's environmental score
Environmental score: 8.21/100
Clorox's social score
Social score: 7.02/100
Clorox's governance score
Governance score: 2.8/100
Clorox's controversy score
Controversy score: 2/5
ESG scores also evaluate any incidences of controversy that a company has been involved in. Clorox scored a 2 out of 5 for controversy – the second-highest score possible, reflecting that Clorox has, for the most part, managed to keep its nose clean.
Environmental, social, and governance (ESG) summary
|Total ESG score||22.03|
|Total ESG percentile||31.64|
|Level of controversy||2|
Clorox share dividends
Dividend payout ratio: 112.35% of net profits
Recently Clorox has paid out, on average, around 112.35% of net profits as dividends. That has enabled analysts to estimate a "forward annual dividend yield" of 3.69% of the current stock value. This means that over a year, based on recent payouts (which are sadly no guarantee of future payouts), Clorox shareholders could enjoy a 3.69% return on their shares, in the form of dividend payments. In Clorox's case, that would currently equate to about $4.64 per share.
Clorox's payout ratio would broadly be considered high, and as such this stock could appeal to those looking to generate an income. Bear in mind however that companies should normally also look to re-invest a decent amount of net profits to ensure future growth.
Clorox's most recent dividend payout was on 12 May 2022. The latest dividend was paid out to all shareholders who bought their shares by 25 April 2022 (the "ex-dividend date").
Have Clorox's shares ever split?
Clorox's shares were split on a 2:1 basis on 23 August 1999. So if you had owned 1 share the day before before the split, the next day you'd have owned 2 shares. This wouldn't directly have changed the overall worth of your Clorox shares – just the quantity. However, indirectly, the new 50% lower share price could have impacted the market appetite for Clorox shares which in turn could have impacted Clorox's share price.
Clorox share price volatility
Over the last 12 months, Clorox's shares have ranged in value from as little as $120.5 up to $186.5125. A popular way to gauge a stock's volatility is its "beta".
Beta is a measure of a share's volatility in relation to the market. The market (NYSE average) beta is 1, while Clorox's is 0.1679. This would suggest that Clorox's shares are less volatile than average (for this exchange).
The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. It operates through four segments: Health and Wellness, Household, Lifestyle, and International. The Health and Wellness segment offers cleaning products, such as laundry additives and home care products primarily under the Clorox, Clorox2, Scentiva, Pine-Sol, Liquid-Plumr, Tilex, and Formula 409 brand names; professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the CloroxPro, Clorox Healthcare, and Clorox Total 360 brand names; professional food service products under the Hidden Valley brand name; and vitamins, minerals and supplement products under the RenewLife, Natural Vitality, NeoCell, and Rainbow Light brand names in the United States. The Household segment provides cat litter products under the Fresh Step, Scoop Away, and Ever Clean brand names; bags and wraps under the Glad brand name; and grilling products under the Kingsford and Kingsford Match Light brand names in the United States. The Lifestyle segment offers dressings, dips, seasonings, and sauces primarily under the Hidden Valley brand name; natural personal care products under the Burt's Bees brand name; and water-filtration systems and filters under the Brita brand name in the United States. The International segment provides laundry additives; home care products; water-filtration systems and filters; digestive health products; grilling products; cat litter products; food products; bags and wraps; natural personal care products; and professional cleaning and disinfecting products internationally primarily under the Clorox, Ayudin, Clorinda, Poett, Pine-Sol, Glad, Brita, RenewLife, Ever Clean and Burt's Bees brand names. The Clorox Company sells its products primarily through mass retailers, grocery outlets, warehouse clubs, dollar stores, home hardware centers, third-party and owned e-commerce channels, military stores, and distributors, as well as a direct sales force.
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Frequently asked questionsWhat percentage of Clorox is owned by insiders or institutions?
Currently 0.835% of Clorox shares are held by insiders and 80.22% by institutions. How many people work for Clorox?
Latest data suggests 9,000 work at Clorox. When does the fiscal year end for Clorox?
Clorox's fiscal year ends in June. Where is Clorox based?
Clorox's address is: 1221 Broadway, Oakland, CA, United States, 94612-1888 What is Clorox's ISIN number?
Clorox's international securities identification number is: US1890541097 What is Clorox's CUSIP number?
Clorox's Committee on Uniform Securities Identification Procedures number is: 189054109
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