Contravisory Investment Management Inc. raised its position in Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) by 91.2% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 104,865 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 50,015 shares during the period. Contravisory Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Church & Dwight Co. were worth $5,025,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other hedge funds have also modified their holdings of CHD. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 0.9% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 1,108 shares of the company’s stock worth $114,000 after buying an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 0.7% in the second quarter. Bristlecone Advisors LLC now owns 2,820 shares of the company’s stock worth $290,000 after buying an additional 20 shares in the last quarter. National Planning Corp increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 0.4% in the second quarter. National Planning Corp now owns 5,388 shares of the company’s stock worth $529,000 after buying an additional 23 shares in the last quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 0.4% in the second quarter. Chicago Equity Partners LLC now owns 8,255 shares of the company’s stock worth $849,000 after buying an additional 30 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Mackenzie Financial Corp increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 0.5% in the second quarter. Mackenzie Financial Corp now owns 6,307 shares of the company’s stock worth $649,000 after buying an additional 32 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors own 56.91% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD)

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.81% during midday trading on Friday, hitting $44.79. The stock had a trading volume of 1,977,891 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $46.55 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.57. The firm has a market cap of $11.54 billion, a PE ratio of 26.10 and a beta of 0.46. Church & Dwight Co. has a one year low of $38.42 and a one year high of $53.68.

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

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 issued a dividend of $0.1775 per share. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 14th. This represents a $0.71 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.59%. Church & Dwight Co.’s dividend payout ratio is presently 40.92%.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on CHD shares. Jefferies Group reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target (up from $56.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Monday, August 1st. Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on Church & Dwight Co. from $51.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Stifel Nicolaus reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $48.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Friday, September 16th. Zacks Investment Research raised Church & Dwight Co. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co. reaffirmed a “market perform” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Tuesday. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.23.

In other Church & Dwight Co. news, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 122,707 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 2nd. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.01, for a total transaction of $6,136,577.07. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 62,355 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,118,373.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director James Craigie sold 24,820 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 23rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.01, for a total value of $2,482,248.20. Following the sale, the director now owns 35,266 shares in the company, valued at $3,526,952.66. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Company insiders own 2.17% of the company’s stock.

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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