The owners of the Clorox Company are its shareholders. The Clorox Company is a publicly traded company listed on the New York Stock Exchange. It trades under the symbol "CLX."
As a publicly traded company, Clorox offers shares of stock for sale to members of the general public. Currently, there are over 128 million shares of Clorox stock outstanding. A shareholder can own a single share of stock or millions of shares. A shareholder may be a human individual, an investment fund, a corporation or another legal entity such as a trust. The largest shareholders in Clorox are financial institutions and investment funds such as banks, private equity firms, mutual funds and pensions.