CLX - The Clorox Company

NYSE - NYSE Delayed Price. Currency in USD
154.51
+1.03 (+0.67%)
At close: 4:01PM EDT

154.70 +0.19 (0.12%)
After hours: 5:48PM EDT

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Previous Close153.48
Open154.46
Bid153.61 x 2200
Ask154.22 x 800
Day's Range153.32 - 154.89
52 Week Range113.57 - 167.70
Volume1,015,003
Avg. Volume945,453
Market Cap19.803B
Beta (3Y Monthly)0.47
PE Ratio (TTM)25.54
EPS (TTM)6.05
Earnings DateMay 1, 2019
Forward Dividend & Yield3.84 (2.39%)
Ex-Dividend Date2019-04-23
1y Target Est153.00
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