Cobiz Investment Management LLC increased its position in Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) by 99.8% during the third quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 125,016 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 62,460 shares during the period. Church & Dwight Co. makes up about 1.4% of Cobiz Investment Management LLC’s portfolio, making the stock its 20th largest position. Cobiz Investment Management LLC’s holdings in Church & Dwight Co. were worth $5,991,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Several other institutional investors also recently modified their holdings of the company. J.Safra Asset Management Corp acquired a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter worth about $100,000. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC boosted its stake 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 during the period. Assetmark Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 2,750.0% in the second quarter. Assetmark Inc. now owns 1,140 shares of the company’s stock worth $117,000 after buying an additional 1,100 shares during the period. Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 28.0% in the second quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 1,157 shares of the company’s stock worth $119,000 after buying an additional 253 shares during the period. Finally, Bellwether Investment Group LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter worth about $123,000. 61.15% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.07% during midday trading on Monday, hitting $44.82. 1,216,395 shares of the stock traded hands. Church & Dwight Co. has a 52-week low of $38.42 and a 52-week high of $53.68. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $46.52 and its 200-day moving average is $48.58. The company has a market cap of $11.59 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 25.83 and a beta of 0.46.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last posted its quarterly earnings data 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 net margin of 13.19% and a return on equity of 22.67%. The business had revenue of $870.70 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $883.83 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.90 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 1.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co. will post $1.76 EPS for the current year.

The company 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. This represents a $0.71 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.58%. The ex-dividend date is Monday, November 14th. Church & Dwight Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 40.92%.

A number of equities research analysts have recently issued reports on CHD shares. Barclays PLC cut 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, November 15th. 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 began coverage on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Monday, October 10th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $51.00 price target for the company. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have assigned a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.23.

In other Church & Dwight Co. news, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 122,707 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Friday, September 2nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.01, for a total transaction of $6,136,577.07. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 62,355 shares in the company, valued at $3,118,373.55. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 3,293 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total transaction of $164,748.79. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 4,448 shares in the company, valued at approximately $222,533.44. 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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