Home Sectors Consumer Defensive Present Trend: Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX)

Present Trend: Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX)


Clorox Company trades as part of the consumer packaged goods industry and consumer defensive sector. The company CEO is Benno Dorer. Clorox Co is engaged in the household product market. The Company sells its products primarily through grocery stores, e-commerce channels and medical supply distributors.

Previous Intraday Trading Performance:

The CLX stock showed a previous change of -0.11% with an open at 155.65 and a close of 155.49. It reached an intraday high of 156.37 and a low of 154.51.

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The stock has a market cap of $19.9b with 128.2m shares outstanding, of which the float is 127.3m shares. Trading volume reached 767,003 shares compared to its average volume of 1,208,236 shares. Based on the current average volume and close price, the trading liquidity is good.

Historical Trading Performance:

Over the last five trading days, Clorox Company shares returned 1.79% and in the past 30 trading days it returned 2.18%. Over three months, it changed -2.86%. In one year it has changed 25.00% and within that year its 52-week high was 167.70 and its 52-week low was 113.57. CLX stock is 36.91% above its 52 Week Low.

Our calculations show a 200 day moving average of 141.20 and a 50 day moving average of 154.80. Currently CLX stock is trading 10.12% above its 200 day moving average.

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The last annual fiscal EPS for the company was reported at 6.26 that ended on 30th of June 2018, which according to the previous close, that is a PE of 24.84. Based on 7 analyst estimates, the consensus EPS for the next quarter is 1.58. The TTM EPS is 5.72, which comes to a TTM PE of 27.18. Historically, the PE high was 31.70 and the PE low was 18.70. If the stock reached its PE low, that would represent a price of 106.98, which is a decrease of -31.20%.

The following are the last four quarter reported earnings per share:
12-31-2018:  1.40
09-30-2018:  1.62
06-30-2018:  1.66
03-31-2018:  1.37

The dividend per share is currently 3.84, which is a dividend yield of 2.47%.

Base on our calculations, the intrinsic value per share is 114.15, which means it may be overvalued by -36.21%

Indicators to Watch:

Based on the latest filings, there is 0.70% of insider ownership and 111.40% of institutional ownership. Short-interest is 7,929,040, which is 6.19% of shares outstanding. The short-interest ratio or days-to-cover ratio is 6.61. This stock has a moderate level of short interest, but may still be a buying opportunity depending on other indicators.

The current calculated beta is 0.30

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Fundamental Indicators:

Based on last reported financials, the company’s return on equity is 105.19%, return on assets is 16.07%, profit margin is 12.65%, price-to-sales is 3.20 and price-to-book is 26.89.

Company Scores:

All scores are out of six:
 0  :Valuation Score
 2  :Past Performance Score
 4  :Financial Strength Score
 2  :Future Growth Score
 5  :Dividend Score
 2  :Overall Score

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