Strs Ohio decreased its stake in Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) by 6.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The institutional investor owned 13,849 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,021 shares during the period. Strs Ohio’s holdings in Clorox Company (The) were worth $1,845,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of CLX. American Beacon Advisors Inc. purchased a new position in Clorox Company (The) during the first quarter valued at approximately $104,000. Quadrant Capital Group LLC boosted its position in Clorox Company (The) by 23.0% in the first quarter. Quadrant Capital Group LLC now owns 846 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 158 shares in the last quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. boosted its position in Clorox Company (The) by 0.6% in the first quarter. Valley National Advisers Inc. now owns 860 shares of the company’s stock valued at $116,000 after buying an additional 5 shares in the last quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. boosted its position in Clorox Company (The) by 0.7% in the first quarter. Blue Chip Partners Inc. now owns 906 shares of the company’s stock valued at $122,000 after buying an additional 6 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Zions Bancorporation boosted its position in Clorox Company (The) by 5.6% in the first quarter. Zions Bancorporation now owns 992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $134,000 after buying an additional 53 shares in the last quarter. 70.29% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Clorox Company (CLX) opened at 133.94 on Friday. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $133.72 and its 200 day moving average is $133.47. Clorox Company has a 52 week low of $111.24 and a 52 week high of $141.76. The stock has a market cap of $17.29 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.11 and a beta of 0.40.

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $1.49 by $0.04. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. Clorox Company (The) had a net margin of 11.74% and a return on equity of 190.67%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.30 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts forecast that Clorox Company will post $5.68 EPS for the current year.

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Several research firms have commented on CLX. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $137.00 target price (up previously from $136.00) on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a research report on Wednesday, August 2nd. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Clorox Company (The) from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. BidaskClub cut shares of Clorox Company (The) from a “sell” rating to a “strong sell” rating in a research report on Monday, July 24th. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $136.00 target price (down previously from $140.00) on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a research report on Friday, August 4th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $129.05.

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.

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

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