Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) dropped 1.6% during mid-day trading on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $101.18 and last traded at $101.68, with a volume of 388,554 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $103.34.

CHD has been the subject of a number of analyst reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Church & Dwight Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price target for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. Bank of America Corp. lowered Church & Dwight Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $97.00 price objective for the company. in a research report on Monday, April 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 price objective (up from $106.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Monday, May 9th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $81.00 price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Sunday, May 22nd. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have given a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.00.

The company has a 50-day moving average price of $99.29 and a 200-day moving average price of $91.87. The stock has a market cap of $13.00 billion and a P/E ratio of 32.38.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.01. The company had revenue of $849 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $825.44 million. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.80 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co. will post $3.53 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, Director James Craigie sold 50,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, May 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.15, for a total transaction of $4,907,500.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 59,328 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $5,823,043.20. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 7,400 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.05, for a total transaction of $718,170.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 7,978 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $774,264.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds have made changes to their positions in the company. ProShare Advisors LLC boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 35.6% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 19,217 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,631,000 after buying an additional 5,050 shares during the period. Atlantic Trust Group LLC boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 1.2% in the fourth quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC now owns 131,347 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,149,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares during the period. Stevens Capital Management LP acquired a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. during the fourth quarter worth $5,122,000. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 21.7% in the fourth quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 12,110,396 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,027,930,000 after buying an additional 2,155,991 shares during the period. Finally, Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 4.2% in the fourth quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. now owns 41,253 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,502,000 after buying an additional 1,677 shares during the period.

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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