Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) EVP Richard A. Dierker acquired 1,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 21st. The stock was bought at an average cost of $44.82 per share, for a total transaction of $44,820.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 5,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $233,064. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.07% during midday trading on Monday, reaching $44.82. 1,170,223 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $46.52 and a 200 day moving average price of $48.58. Church & Dwight Co. has a 12 month low of $38.42 and a 12 month high of $53.68. The company has a market cap of $11.59 billion, a P/E ratio of 25.83 and a beta of 0.46.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 3rd. The company reported $0.47 earnings per share for the quarter, hitting the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.47. The company had revenue of $870.70 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $883.83 million. Church & Dwight Co. had a net margin of 13.19% and a return on equity of 22.67%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 1.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.90 EPS. Equities research analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Co. will post $1.76 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD)

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 1st. Investors of record on Wednesday, November 16th will be issued a $0.1775 dividend. This represents a $0.71 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.59%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 14th. Church & Dwight Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 40.92%.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the company. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted 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 in the last quarter. Robeco Institutional Asset Management B.V. boosted 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 in the last quarter. Welch & Forbes LLC boosted 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 in the last quarter. Congress Asset Management Co. MA boosted 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 in the last quarter. Finally, Leavell Investment Management Inc. boosted 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 in the last quarter. 61.15% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Several brokerages have recently weighed in on CHD. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Church & Dwight Co. from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Thursday, August 25th. Deutsche Bank AG increased their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $51.00 to $52.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Citigroup Inc. increased their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $51.50 to $55.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Finally, JPMorgan Chase & Co. increased 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 report on Friday, August 5th. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. Church & Dwight Co. has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $50.23.

Church & Dwight Co. Company Profile

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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