Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) PT Raised to $99.00

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHDGet Free Report) had its price target upped by stock analysts at Stifel Nicolaus from $91.00 to $99.00 in a research report issued on Monday, Benzinga reports. The brokerage currently has a “hold” rating on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus’ price target indicates a potential downside of 1.16% from the company’s previous close.

CHD has been the topic of a number of other research reports. Raymond James raised Church & Dwight from an “underperform” rating to a “market perform” rating in a report on Monday, October 23rd. Bank of America raised Church & Dwight from an “underperform” rating to a “neutral” rating and lifted their price target for the company from $85.00 to $100.00 in a report on Friday, December 15th. The Goldman Sachs Group cut their price target on Church & Dwight from $100.00 to $89.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a report on Monday, November 6th. UBS Group lifted their price target on Church & Dwight from $99.00 to $105.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday. Finally, TheStreet lowered shares of Church & Dwight from a “b-” rating to a “c” rating in a research note on Friday, November 3rd. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the company. According to MarketBeat.com, the company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $100.07.

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NYSE:CHD opened at $100.16 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $24.68 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.63 and a beta of 0.54. Church & Dwight has a one year low of $81.79 and a one year high of $103.21. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $95.67 and a 200 day simple moving average of $93.91. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.57, a quick ratio of 0.64 and a current ratio of 1.08.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHDGet Free Report) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.65 EPS for the quarter, hitting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65. The business had revenue of $1.53 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.51 billion. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 20.28% and a net margin of 12.88%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 6.4% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.62 earnings per share. Sell-side analysts predict that Church & Dwight will post 3.44 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Insiders Place Their Bets

In other Church & Dwight news, EVP Michael Read sold 4,500 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, November 30th. The shares were sold at an average price of $96.00, for a total transaction of $432,000.00. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by company insiders.

Hedge Funds Weigh In On Church & Dwight

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Portside Wealth Group LLC acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter worth $7,427,000. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. boosted its holdings in Church & Dwight by 1.5% during the second quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 19,132 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,918,000 after acquiring an additional 286 shares during the period. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 20.5% during the second quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 44,632 shares of the company’s stock valued at $4,473,000 after buying an additional 7,589 shares during the last quarter. Capital International Inc. CA raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 5.3% during the second quarter. Capital International Inc. CA now owns 142,599 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,293,000 after buying an additional 7,184 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Comerica Bank acquired a new position in Church & Dwight in the second quarter worth about $142,130,000. 82.79% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Church & Dwight

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Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division. The company offers cat litters, carpet deodorizers, laundry detergents, and baking soda, as well as other baking soda based products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators under the TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesics under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; water flossers and showerheads under the WATERPIK brand; cold shortening and relief products under the ZICAM brand; oral care products under the THERABREATH brand; and acne treatment products under the HERO brand.

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