In today's stock matchup Motley Fool Consumer Goods Analyst Sean O'Reilly analyzes The Clorox Company (NYSE:CLX) and Procter & Gamble (NYSE:PG) to decide once and for all which is worthy of closer investigation by investors looking for a great long-term bet on the consumer products sector. Procter & Gamble is perhaps THE quintessential consumer products company, with over 50 world class brands, a market capitalization of over $215 billion, and major shareholders like Warren Buffett. The Clorox Company, while considerably smaller than Procter & Gamble, is a cleaning-products force to be reckoned with boasting such household brands as Clorox, Pine-Sol, S.O.S., and GLAD. Neither company is going anywhere anytime soon but one may be more worthy of your investment consideration. Sean O'Reilly walks viewers through key metrics and decides once and for all which company Foolish investors should bet on for the long term. 

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