Citigroup Keeps a Hold Rating on Clorox (CLX)

Citigroup analyst Wendy Nicholson maintained a Hold rating on Clorox (CLX) today and set a price target of $246.00. The company’s shares closed last Tuesday at $234.97, close to its 52-week high of $238.00.

According to, Nicholson is a 4-star analyst with an average return of 7.2% and a 58.9% success rate. Nicholson covers the Consumer Goods sector, focusing on stocks such as The Simply Good Foods Company, Reynolds Consumer Products, and Edgewell Personal Care.

Clorox has an analyst consensus of Hold, with a price target consensus of $221.86, implying a -4.3% downside from current levels. In a report issued on July 27, Deutsche Bank also maintained a Hold rating on the stock with a $223.00 price target.

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The company has a one-year high of $238.00 and a one-year low of $144.12. Currently, Clorox has an average volume of 1.58M.

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The Clorox Co. engages in the manufacture and marketing of consumer and professional products. It operates through the following business segments: Cleaning, Lifestyle, Household, and International. The Cleaning segment consists of laundry, home care, and professional products marketed and sold in the United States. The Household segment composes of charcoal, cat litter and plastic bags, wraps, and container products. The Lifestyle segment includes food products, water-filtration systems, filters, and all natural personal care products, and dietary supplements. The International segment covers products sold outside the United States, excluding natural personal care products. The company was founded by Edward Hughes, Charles Husband, William Hussey, Rufus Myers, and Archibald Taft on May 3, 1913 and is headquartered in Oakland, CA.

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