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Cleaning stocks

Ready to invest in the household products industry? Consider these 8 stocks.

The best cleaning stocks depend on your portfolio and investment goals — while volatility can be ideal for day traders, long-term investors will want to look to stocks with steadier gains over time.

8 cleaning stocks to watch

We round up a selection of stocks in or related to the household products industry, weighting the list more heavily towards popular mid- and large-cap US stocks.

  1. Procter-and-Gamble Company (PG)
  2. The Clorox Company (CLX)
  3. Church-and-Dwight Company (CHD)
  4. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)
  5. Unilever PLC ADR (UL)
  6. Stepan Company (SCL)
  7. Johnson-and-Johnson (JNJ)
  8. Henkel AG-and-CoKGaA (HEN)

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Take a deeper dive into cleaning stocks

If you're interested in investing in the household products industry, take a closer look at what companies in this industry do and how the stocks have historically performed. Keep in mind that positive past performance doesn't guarantee that a stock will continue to rise in the future.

1. Procter-and-Gamble Company (PG)

The Procter & Gamble Company provides branded consumer packaged goods worldwide. It operates through five segments: Beauty; Grooming; Health Care; Fabric & Home Care; and Baby, Feminine & Family Care. The Beauty segment offers conditioners, shampoos, styling aids, and treatments under the Head & Shoulders, Herbal Essences, Pantene, and Rejoice brands; and antiperspirants and deodorants, personal cleansing, and skin care products under the Olay, Old Spice, Safeguard, Secret, and SK-II brands.

Procter-and-Gamble Company stock opened the day at $139.97 after a previous close of $141.40. The latest price was $140.10 (25-minute delay). Procter-and-Gamble Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD80.3 billion and employs 106,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $335,894,380,544
  • P/E ratio: 24.9789
  • PEG ratio: 4.9823

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2. The Clorox Company (CLX)

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 brands; professional cleaning and disinfecting products under the CloroxPro and Clorox Healthcare brands; professional food service products under the Hidden Valley brand; and vitamins, minerals and supplement products under the RenewLife, Natural Vitality, NeoCell, and Rainbow Light brands in the United States.

The Clorox Company stock opened the day at $151.30 after a previous close of $152.57. The latest price was $151.42 (25-minute delay). The Clorox Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$7 billion and employs 9,000 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $17,852,575,744
  • P/E ratio: 44.2477
  • PEG ratio: 2.04

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3. Church-and-Dwight Company (CHD)

Church & Dwight Co. , Inc. develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products.

Church-and-Dwight Company stock opened the day at $101.50 after a previous close of $98.10. The latest price was $98.09 (25-minute delay). Church-and-Dwight Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$5.3 billion and employs 5,100 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $19,719,165,952
  • P/E ratio: 27.0435
  • PEG ratio: 3.9929

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4. Colgate-Palmolive Company (CL)

Colgate-Palmolive Company, together with its subsidiaries, manufactures and sells consumer products worldwide. The company operates through two segments, Oral, Personal and Home Care; and Pet Nutrition. The Oral, Personal and Home Care segment offers toothpaste, toothbrushes, mouthwash, bar and liquid hand soaps, shower gels, shampoos, conditioners, deodorants and antiperspirants, skin health products, dishwashing detergents, fabric conditioners, household cleaners, and other related items.

Colgate-Palmolive Company stock opened the day at $73.33 after a previous close of $73.85. The latest price was $73.15 (25-minute delay). Colgate-Palmolive Company is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$18 billion.

  • Market capitalization: $62,248,501,248
  • P/E ratio: 34.9906
  • PEG ratio: 3.7418

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5. Unilever PLC ADR (UL)

Unilever PLC operates as a fast-moving consumer goods company. It operates through Beauty & Personal Care, Foods & Refreshment, and Home Care segments. The Beauty & Personal Care segment provides skin care and hair care products, deodorants, and skin cleansing products.

Unilever PLC ADR stock opened the day at $49.31 after a previous close of $50.27. The latest price was $49.32 (25-minute delay). Unilever PLC ADR is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$56.3 billion and employs 148,012 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $130,536,128,512
  • P/E ratio: 20.8049
  • PEG ratio: 2.5598

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6. Stepan Company (SCL)

Stepan Company, together with its subsidiaries, produces and sells specialty and intermediate chemicals to other manufacturers for use in various end products. It operates through three segments: Surfactants, Polymers, and Specialty Products. The Surfactants segment offers surfactants that are used as principal ingredients in consumer and industrial cleaning products, including detergents for washing clothes, dishes, carpets, and floors and walls, as well as shampoos and body washes; and other applications, such as fabric softeners, germicidal quaternary compounds, disinfectants, and lubricating ingredients.

Stepan Company stock opened the day at $120.41 after a previous close of $119.29. The latest price was $120.39 (25-minute delay). Stepan Company is listed on the NYSE, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$2.8 billion and employs 2,439 staff.

  • Market capitalization: $2,492,237,056
  • P/E ratio: 16.911
  • PEG ratio: 4.34

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7. Johnson-and-Johnson (JNJ)

Johnson & Johnson, together with its subsidiaries, researches and develops, manufactures, and sells various products in the healthcare field worldwide. The company's Consumer Health segment offers baby care products under the JOHNSON'S and AVEENO Baby brands; oral care products under the LISTERINE brand; skin health/beauty products under the AVEENO, CLEAN & CLEAR, DR. CI:LABO, NEUTROGENA, and OGX brands; TYLENOL acetaminophen products; SUDAFED cold, flu, and allergy products; BENADRYL and ZYRTEC allergy products; MOTRIN IB ibuprofen products; NICORETTE smoking cessation products; and PEPCID acid reflux products.

Johnson-and-Johnson stock opened the day at $161.70 after a previous close of $163.36. The latest price was $162.17 (25-minute delay). Johnson-and-Johnson is listed on the NYSE and has a trailing 12-month revenue of around USD$94.9 billion.

  • Market capitalization: $431,180,021,760
  • P/E ratio: 24.5052
  • PEG ratio: 3.7929

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8. Henkel AG-and-CoKGaA (HEN)

Henkel AG & Co. KGaA, together with its subsidiaries, engages in the adhesive technologies, beauty care, and laundry and home care businesses worldwide. The company's Adhesive Technologies segment offers adhesives, sealants, and functional coatings for various business areas, including packaging and consumer goods; automotive and metals; electronics and industrials; and craftsmen, construction, and professional industries.

Henkel AG-and-CoKGaA stock opened the day at €78.20 after a previous close of €78.00. The latest price was €78.35 (25-minute delay). Henkel AG-and-CoKGaA is listed on the XETRA, has a trailing 12-month revenue of around EUR$21.1 billion and employs 51,800 staff. All prices are listed in Euros.

  • Market capitalization: $27,345,373,184
  • P/E ratio: 23.4542
  • PEG ratio: 1.8558

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How to buy cleaning stocks

Sign up with an online broker or platform to invest in one or more of these cleaning stocks.

  1. Compare share trading platforms. Use our comparison table to narrow down top brokers by fees and bonuses.
  2. Open and fund your brokerage account. You’ll need personal and financial details, like your contact and bank information.
  3. Search for the stock you're interested in. Find the stock by name or ticker symbol, like PG or CLX.
  4. Decide on how many to buy. Some brokers will allow you to purchase fractional shares, while others require you to purchase whole shares.
  5. Choose an order type. Invest in the cleaning stocks now with a market order or use a limit order to delay your purchase until the stock reaches your desired price.
  6. Buy the stock. Tap or click the Buy button on your brokerage account. Once you’ve invested in the household products industry, track how your stock performs to decide when it’s time to sell.

Bottom line

While it’s possible to turn a profit investing in cleaning stocks, keep in mind that — like any investment — cleaning stocks are not immune to risk. These stocks are subject to fluctuating conditions — both in the market and in the household products industry, so carefully vet your picks before you invest. And if you’re new to investing, or if it’s been awhile since you’ve taken a critical look at your investing accounts, compare brokers to make sure you’re getting the best features in your trading account.

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