UBS Group Increases Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) Price Target to $105.00

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHDGet Free Report) had its price objective boosted by analysts at UBS Group from $99.00 to $105.00 in a report issued on Monday, Benzinga reports. The brokerage presently has a “neutral” rating on the stock. UBS Group’s target price indicates a potential upside of 4.83% from the company’s current price.

Several other analysts have also recently weighed in on CHD. Oppenheimer lifted their price target on Church & Dwight from $107.00 to $110.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a report on Monday. Barclays dropped their price target on Church & Dwight from $79.00 to $76.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a report on Tuesday, January 16th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. lifted their price target on Church & Dwight from $87.00 to $95.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, January 18th. Jefferies Financial Group initiated coverage on Church & Dwight in a report on Monday, November 13th. They set a “hold” rating and a $99.00 price target for the company. Finally, The Goldman Sachs Group lowered their price objective on Church & Dwight from $100.00 to $89.00 and set a “neutral” rating on the stock in a research note on Monday, November 6th. Three 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. Based on data from MarketBeat, the company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $100.07.

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Church & Dwight Stock Performance

Shares of NYSE CHD opened at $100.16 on Monday. Church & Dwight has a 52 week low of $81.79 and a 52 week high of $103.21. The stock has a market capitalization of $24.68 billion, a PE ratio of 32.95, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.63 and a beta of 0.54. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $95.67 and a 200 day moving average price 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 released its quarterly earnings data on Friday, February 2nd. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.65. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 20.28% and a net margin of 12.88%. The company had revenue of $1.53 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.51 billion. During the same period last year, the firm posted $0.62 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 6.4% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts predict that Church & Dwight will post 3.44 earnings per share 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 dated Thursday, November 30th. The stock was sold at an average price of $96.00, for a total transaction of $432,000.00. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Inflows and Outflows

A number of hedge funds and other institutional investors have recently made changes to their positions in CHD. Nemes Rush Group LLC bought a new stake in Church & Dwight during the 2nd quarter worth approximately $27,000. Chilton Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Church & Dwight by 50.0% during the 4th quarter. Chilton Capital Management LLC now owns 330 shares of the company’s stock worth $31,000 after purchasing an additional 110 shares in the last quarter. Annapolis Financial Services LLC grew its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 2,087.5% in the fourth quarter. Annapolis Financial Services LLC now owns 350 shares of the company’s stock valued at $33,000 after acquiring an additional 334 shares in the last quarter. Covestor Ltd grew its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 82.2% in the second quarter. Covestor Ltd now owns 359 shares of the company’s stock valued at $36,000 after acquiring an additional 162 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Koesten Hirschmann & Crabtree INC. bought a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the third quarter valued at approximately $38,000. 82.79% of the stock is owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

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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