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Clorox Co. (CLX) – Don’t Believe the Hype: Check The Facts

Clorox Co. (NYSE: CLX) is 2.97% higher on its value in year-to-date trading and has touched a low of $114.68 and a high of $178.21 in the current 52-week trading range. The question becomes, what are the chances the stock will continue to grow shareholders’ wealth in the market. Here’s what analysts think will happen to its price in the coming time. The CLX stock was last observed hovering at around $148.71 in the last trading session, with the day’s loss setting it -1.88%.

Currently trading at $146.83, the stock is -3.36% and -2.79% below its SMA20 and SMA50 respectively. However, with a daily trading volume of 1.19 million and changing -1.26% at the moment leaves the stock 0.89% off its SMA200. CLX registered -7.21% loss for a year compared to 6-month gain of 12.65%. The firm has a 50-day simple moving average (SMA 50) of $2.90 and a 200-day simple moving average (SMA200) of $43.41.

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The stock witnessed a -2.72% loss in the last 1 month and extending the period to 3 months gives it a 1.48%, and is -2.07% down over the last 5 days. If we measure the stock’s price variations over the week and the month, we find that the volatility rates stand at 1.39% over the week and 1.81% over the month.

Clorox Co. (CLX) has around 8700 employees, a market worth around $18.22B and $7.31B in sales. Current P/E ratio is 230.76 and Fwd P/E is 22.92. Profit margin for the company is 1.09%. Distance from 52-week low is 28.03% and -17.61% from its 52-week high. The company has generated returns on investments over the last 12 months (2.81%).

Clorox Co. quarterly earnings per share for the current quarter are estimated at $1.41 with sales reaching $1.88B over the same period.The EPS is expected to grow by 9.34% this year, but quarterly earnings will post -1.90% year-over-year.

1,460 institutions hold shares in Clorox Co. (CLX), with institutional investors hold 81.64% of the company’s shares. The shares outstanding are 124.11M, and float is at 123.84M with Short Float at 2.53%. Institutions hold 81.51% of the Float.

The top institutional shareholder in the company is Vanguard Group Inc with over 15.3 million shares valued at $2.43 billion. The investor’s holdings represent 12.34% of the CLX Shares outstanding. As of Jun 29, 2023, the second largest holder is Blackrock Inc. with 9.93 million shares valued at $1.58 billion to account for 8.01% of the shares outstanding. The other top investors are State Street Corporation which holds 8.02 million shares representing 6.47% and valued at over $1.28 billion, while Geode Capital Management, LLC holds 2.27% of the shares totaling 2.82 million with a market value of $448.24 million.

Clorox Co. (CLX) Insider Activity

The most recent transaction is an insider sale by Jacobsen Kevin B, the company’s EVP – Chief Financial Officer. SEC filings show that Jacobsen Kevin B sold 3,346 shares of the company’s common stock on Aug 14 ’23 at a price of $160.82 per share for a total of $0.54 million. Following the sale, the insider now owns 23224.0 shares.

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