Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) Earns Daily Media Sentiment Rating of 0.13

Press coverage about Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) has trended somewhat positive this week, Accern reports. The research firm rates the sentiment of news coverage by analyzing more than twenty million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of public companies on a scale of -1 to 1, with scores nearest to one being the most favorable. Clorox Company (The) earned a daily sentiment score of 0.13 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media stories about the company an impact score of 46.0688207944409 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an impact on the stock’s share price in the next few days.

These are some of the media stories that may have impacted Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

CLX has been the subject of several research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Clorox Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $149.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Tuesday, July 4th. Vetr upgraded Clorox Company (The) from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $139.67 price target for the company in a report on Monday, April 24th. BMO Capital Markets reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $136.00 price target on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a report on Thursday, May 4th. Barclays PLC reiterated an “equal weight” rating and issued a $136.00 price target (down from $140.00) on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a report on Friday, August 4th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $138.00 price target on Clorox Company (The) and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, May 3rd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $129.05.

Shares of Clorox Company (CLX) traded up 0.28% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $134.31. 526,295 shares of the stock traded hands. Clorox Company has a 52 week low of $111.24 and a 52 week high of $141.76. The company has a market cap of $17.34 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.18 and a beta of 0.40. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $133.58 and a 200-day moving average of $133.56.

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.53 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $1.49 by $0.04. Clorox Company (The) had a net margin of 11.74% and a return on equity of 190.67%. The company had revenue of $1.65 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.65 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $1.30 EPS. The company’s revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts anticipate that Clorox Company will post $5.67 EPS for the current year.

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Clorox Company (The) Company Profile

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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