Parametrica Management Ltd raised its stake in shares of Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) by 15.4% during the second quarter, according to its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 3,122 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 417 shares during the period. Parametrica Management Ltd’s holdings in Clorox Company (The) were worth $416,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also made changes to their positions in the company. FMR LLC raised its stake in shares of Clorox Company (The) by 8.1% in the fourth quarter. FMR LLC now owns 97,861 shares of the company’s stock valued at $11,746,000 after buying an additional 7,357 shares during the period. Macquarie Group Ltd. raised its stake in shares of Clorox Company (The) by 6.5% in the fourth quarter. Macquarie Group Ltd. now owns 6,600 shares of the company’s stock valued at $792,000 after buying an additional 400 shares during the period. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. raised its stake in shares of Clorox Company (The) by 1.6% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 129,249 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,427,000 after buying an additional 1,990 shares during the period. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Clorox Company (The) by 7.1% in the first quarter. Manning & Napier Advisors LLC now owns 22,261 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,001,000 after buying an additional 1,478 shares during the period. Finally, Fulton Bank N.A. acquired a new stake in shares of Clorox Company (The) during the first quarter valued at about $219,000. Institutional investors own 70.56% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Clorox Company (CLX) traded down 0.41% during trading on Friday, reaching $134.18. 371,667 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $17.28 billion, a P/E ratio of 26.51 and a beta of 0.40. Clorox Company has a one year low of $111.24 and a one year high of $141.76. The company has a 50 day moving average price of $134.79 and a 200-day moving average price of $133.07.

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.53 EPS for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.04. The business had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.65 billion. Clorox Company (The) had a net margin of 11.22% and a return on equity of 215.99%. The business’s revenue was up 2.9% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $1.30 EPS. On average, equities research analysts expect that Clorox Company will post $5.69 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, August 4th. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, July 19th will be paid a dividend of $0.84 per share. This is a boost from Clorox Company (The)’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.80. The ex-dividend date is Monday, July 17th. This represents a $3.36 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 2.49%. Clorox Company (The)’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 66.27%.

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CLX has been the subject of several recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Clorox Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, April 6th. Citigroup Inc. boosted their target price on shares of Clorox Company (The) from $75.00 to $76.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, April 7th. Jefferies Group LLC initiated coverage on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. They set a “hold” rating and a $138.00 target price for the company. Vetr lowered shares of Clorox Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $139.67 target price for the company. in a research report on Tuesday, April 18th. Finally, Royal Bank Of Canada set a $115.00 target price on shares of Clorox Company (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, April 24th. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $129.48.

About Clorox Company (The)

The Clorox Company is a manufacturer and marketer of consumer and professional products. The Company sells its products primarily through mass retail outlets, e-commerce channels, wholesale distributors and medical supply distributors. The Company operates through four segments: Cleaning, Household, Lifestyle and International.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX)

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