Editor's Note: TheStreet ratings do not represent the views of TheStreet's staff or its contributors. Ratings are established by computer based on metrics for performance (which includes growth, stock performance, efficiency and valuation) and risk (volatility and solvency). Companies with poor cash flow or high debt levels tend to earn lower ratings in our model. NEW YORK ( TheStreet) -- Clorox Company (NYSE: CLX) hit a new 52-week high Friday as it is currently trading at $73.74, above its previous 52-week high of $73.65 with 62,303 shares traded as of 10:06 a.m. ET. Average volume has been 764,800 shares over the past 30 days. Clorox has a market cap of $9.51 billion and is part of the consumer goods sector and consumer durables industry. Shares are up 9.7% year to date as of the close of trading on Thursday. The Clorox Company manufactures and markets consumer and professional products worldwide. The company has a P/E ratio of 17.8, equal to the average consumer durables industry P/E ratio and above the S&P 500 P/E ratio of 17.7.
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TheStreet Ratings rates Clorox as a buy. The company's strengths can be seen in multiple areas, such as its revenue growth, growth in earnings per share, increase in stock price during the past year, expanding profit margins and increase in net income. We feel these strengths outweigh the fact that the company shows weak operating cash flow. You can view the full Clorox Ratings Report. See all 52-week high stocks or get investment ideas from our investment research center. FREE from Real Money's Jim Cramer: Winners and Losers Election 2012 - Steps to take NOW so you can profit no matter who is in charge! Free download now.