NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- The ex-dividend date for Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) is Monday, April 23, 2012. Owners of shares as of market close today will be eligible for a dividend of 60 cents per share. At a price of $70.18 as of 9:30 a.m. ET, the dividend yield is 3.4%. The average volume for Clorox has been 956,900 shares per day over the past 30 days. Clorox has a market cap of $8.94 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 5.8% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and institutional products worldwide. The company operates in four segments: Cleaning, Lifestyle, Household, and International. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.6, above the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio of 16.8 and below the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
TheStreet Ratings rates Clorox as a hold. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, increase in net income and impressive record of earnings per share growth. However, as a counter to these strengths, we also find weaknesses including weak operating cash flow and a generally disappointing performance in the stock itself. You can view the full Clorox Ratings Report. See our dividend calendar or top-yielding stocks list.