Feb 4 Clorox Co posted higher quarterly
profit, as a severe flu season boosted sales of disinfecting
wipes, and as sales were also helped by a new concentrated
version of its namesake bleach.
The company also raised its full-year sales forecast to an
increase of 3 percent to 5 percent, from a previous forecast
calling for a 2 percent to 4 percent rise.
The company, which also makes Brita water filters and Burt's
Bees skin care products, earned $123 million, or 93 cents per
share, in the fiscal second quarter ended Dec. 31, compared with
a profit of $105 million, or 79 cents per share, a year earlier.
Sales rose 9 percent to $1.33 billion.