Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC lowered its position in shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.7% during the 2nd quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 14,500 shares of the company’s stock after selling 100 shares during the period. Princeton Portfolio Strategies Group LLC’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $752,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors have also recently made changes to their positions in the company. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 5.6% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the period. Tredje AP fonden purchased a new position in shares of Church & Dwight during the second quarter valued at $140,000. Westside Investment Management Inc. purchased a new position in shares of Church & Dwight during the first quarter valued at $149,000. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 53.5% during the first quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 3,299 shares of the company’s stock valued at $161,000 after buying an additional 1,150 shares during the period. Finally, Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 274.8% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 3,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $163,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.57% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently commented on CHD shares. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Thursday, August 3rd. BidaskClub upgraded Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note on Saturday, June 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, July 7th. BMO Capital Markets set a $50.00 price target on Church & Dwight and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Monday, July 17th. Finally, KeyCorp restated a “hold” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.24.

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In other news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total value of $8,950,382.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 46,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,331,304.40. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total value of $484,345.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 56,497 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,815,810.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last 90 days, insiders have sold 198,858 shares of company stock worth $9,996,631. 2.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (CHD) traded down 1.00% during trading on Friday, reaching $47.45. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,289,952 shares. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $49.28 and a 200 day moving average price of $50.78. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 1-year low of $42.56 and a 1-year high of $54.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $11.84 billion, a PE ratio of 28.06 and a beta of 0.60.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The company had revenue of $898.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $903.87 million. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business earned $0.85 EPS. Church & Dwight’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

About Church & Dwight

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

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