Westside Investment Management Inc. maintained its position in shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 3,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Westside Investment Management Inc.’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $157,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 5.6% in the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 108 shares in the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden bought a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter valued at approximately $140,000. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 53.5% in the first quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 3,299 shares of the company’s stock valued at $161,000 after acquiring an additional 1,150 shares in the last quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 274.8% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 3,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $163,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Van ECK Associates Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 8.2% in the first quarter. Van ECK Associates Corp now owns 3,803 shares of the company’s stock valued at $190,000 after acquiring an additional 288 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.57% of the company’s stock.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE CHD) traded down 1.00% on Friday, reaching $47.45. 1,289,952 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $11.84 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 28.06 and a beta of 0.60. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 52-week low of $42.56 and a 52-week high of $54.18. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $49.28 and its 200 day moving average is $50.78.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 12.39% and a return on equity of 24.21%. The firm had revenue of $898.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $903.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm posted $0.85 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts predict that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Steven J. Katz sold 11,200 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.17, for a total value of $561,904.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 4,458 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $223,657.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total transaction of $8,950,382.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,331,304.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders sold 198,858 shares of company stock worth $9,996,631. Insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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Several research analysts have recently issued reports on the stock. Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. (The) reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Wednesday. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday. Macquarie assumed coverage on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Friday, September 15th. They set a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 target price for the company. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Friday, August 25th. Finally, BidaskClub raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Saturday, August 19th. Six investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.24.

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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