Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) EVP Judy A. Zagorski bought 400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, September 8th. The shares were bought at an average price of $48.97 per share, with a total value of $19,588.00. Following the completion of the acquisition, the executive vice president now directly owns 800 shares in the company, valued at $39,176. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.333% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $49.785. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 71,340 shares. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 12-month low of $42.56 and a 12-month high of $54.18. The firm has a market cap of $12.42 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.441 and a beta of 0.60. The company’s 50-day moving average is $50.75 and its 200 day moving average is $50.95.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last released its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $898 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.85 earnings per share. Equities analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.53%. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio is 44.97%.

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Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on the company. Zacks Investment Research cut Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. BMO Capital Markets set a $50.00 target price on Church & Dwight and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Morgan Stanley cut Church & Dwight from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a report on Tuesday, May 16th. Finally, UBS AG restated a “sell” rating and set a $48.00 target price (up from $46.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.07.

Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in the company. First Trust Advisors LP boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 49.4% in the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 74,045 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,693,000 after purchasing an additional 24,496 shares during the period. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.0% in the first quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 43,302 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,159,000 after purchasing an additional 1,652 shares during the period. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.2% in the first quarter. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC now owns 14,978 shares of the company’s stock valued at $747,000 after purchasing an additional 184 shares during the period. Swiss National Bank boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 13.1% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,209,816 shares of the company’s stock valued at $110,204,000 after purchasing an additional 255,900 shares during the period. Finally, World Asset Management Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 19.2% in the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 27,382 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,366,000 after purchasing an additional 4,406 shares during the period. 79.65% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Church & Dwight Company Profile

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.

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