Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) EVP Britta Bomhard bought 4,087 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction on Monday, November 14th. The stock was purchased at an average price of $43.97 per share, for a total transaction of $179,705.39. Following the completion of the acquisition, the executive vice president now owns 4,087 shares in the company, valued at approximately $179,705.39. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded down 0.49% during trading on Thursday, reaching $44.39. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,146,836 shares. The firm has a market capitalization of $11.48 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.59 and a beta of 0.46. Church & Dwight Co. has a 52-week low of $38.42 and a 52-week high of $53.68. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $46.66 and its 200 day moving average is $48.60.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47. Church & Dwight Co. had a return on equity of 22.67% and a net margin of 13.19%. The business earned $870.70 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $883.83 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.90 EPS. Church & Dwight Co.’s revenue for the quarter was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co. will post $1.76 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 16th will be given a dividend of $0.1775 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 14th. This represents a $0.71 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.59%. Church & Dwight Co.’s payout ratio is presently 40.92%.

A number of large investors have recently made changes to their positions in CHD. Atlantic Trust Group LLC raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 1.7% in the second quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 136,389 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,032,000 after buying an additional 2,278 shares during the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 16.0% in the second quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. now owns 728,461 shares of the company’s stock worth $74,949,000 after buying an additional 100,687 shares during the last quarter. Leavell Investment Management Inc. raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 8.3% in the second quarter. Leavell Investment Management Inc. now owns 6,500 shares of the company’s stock worth $669,000 after buying an additional 500 shares during the last quarter. Welch & Forbes LLC raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 3.0% in the second quarter. Welch & Forbes LLC now owns 164,594 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,935,000 after buying an additional 4,793 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Congress Asset Management Co. MA raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 6.8% in the second quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA now owns 498,208 shares of the company’s stock worth $51,261,000 after buying an additional 31,712 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 56.91% of the company’s stock.

A number of research analysts have recently commented on the stock. Barclays PLC dropped their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Co. to $47.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Tuesday, September 6th. Jefferies Group upped their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, August 7th. Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Tuesday. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $47.50 to $51.50 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Atlantic Securities assumed coverage on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Monday, October 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $51.00 price objective for the company. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have given a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.23.

About Church & Dwight Co.

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, which includes consumer products, as well as other household and personal care products; Consumer International, which markets a range of personal care products, household and over-the-counter products in international markets, and Specialty Products Division (SPD), a producer of sodium bicarbonate.

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