First Quadrant L P CA Acquires 510 Shares of Clorox Company (The) (CLX)

First Quadrant L P CA boosted its holdings in shares of Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) by 0.2% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 216,567 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 510 shares during the period. First Quadrant L P CA owned approximately 0.17% of Clorox Company (The) worth $28,567,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the stock. Aperio Group LLC lifted its stake in Clorox Company (The) by 9.8% during the third quarter. Aperio Group LLC now owns 138,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,208,000 after purchasing an additional 12,330 shares during the last quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. lifted its stake in Clorox Company (The) by 12.4% during the third quarter. Benjamin F. Edwards & Company Inc. now owns 11,298 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,490,000 after purchasing an additional 1,246 shares during the last quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. lifted its stake in Clorox Company (The) by 8.4% during the third quarter. Stock Yards Bank & Trust Co. now owns 5,172 shares of the company’s stock valued at $683,000 after purchasing an additional 400 shares during the last quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. lifted its stake in Clorox Company (The) by 30.9% during the third quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 1,301,915 shares of the company’s stock valued at $171,736,000 after purchasing an additional 307,700 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Hall Capital Management Co. Inc. lifted its stake in Clorox Company (The) by 9.4% during the third quarter. Hall Capital Management Co. Inc. now owns 7,725 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,019,000 after purchasing an additional 662 shares during the last quarter. 71.30% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other Clorox Company (The) news, COO Dawn C. Willoughby sold 2,158 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 29th. The shares were sold at an average price of $138.00, for a total transaction of $297,804.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, SVP Jon M. Balousek sold 9,223 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $138.87, for a total transaction of $1,280,798.01. Following the sale, the senior vice president now owns 20,614 shares in the company, valued at $2,862,666.18. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold a total of 21,242 shares of company stock worth $2,944,449 in the last three months. 1.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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Clorox Company (NYSE CLX) traded down 0.65% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $127.03. 1,128,875 shares of the stock were exchanged. The firm has a market capitalization of $16.40 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.81 and a beta of 0.39. 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 $131.17 and a 200 day moving average price of $133.94.

Clorox Company (The) (NYSE:CLX) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $1.53 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate 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 business had revenue of $1.65 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.65 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $1.30 EPS. Clorox Company (The)’s quarterly revenue was up 2.9% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities analysts anticipate that Clorox Company will post $5.64 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, November 13th. Investors of record on Wednesday, October 25th will be paid a dividend of $0.84 per share. This represents a $3.36 annualized dividend and a yield of 2.65%. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, October 24th. Clorox Company (The)’s payout ratio is 63.04%.

Several analysts recently commented on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “hold” rating and set a $137.00 target price (up from $136.00) on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “hold” rating and set a $115.00 target price on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a research note on Wednesday, August 2nd. BidaskClub raised shares of Clorox Company (The) from a “strong sell” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Monday, July 31st. BMO Capital Markets set a $150.00 target price on shares of Clorox Company (The) and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, Barclays PLC reissued an “equal weight” rating and set a $136.00 target price (down from $140.00) on shares of Clorox Company (The) in a research note on Friday, August 4th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have issued a hold rating and two have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $127.39.

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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