Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) were up 1.7% on Tuesday . The stock traded as high as $104.55 and last traded at $104.00, with a volume of 335,905 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $102.31.

Several analysts have recently weighed in on CHD shares. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Sunday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised Church & Dwight Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 target price for the company in a report on Thursday, April 7th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $112.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Thursday, May 19th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $81.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. downgraded Church & Dwight Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $97.00 target price for the company. in a report on Monday, April 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.00.

The company’s 50 day moving average is $99.29 and its 200-day moving average is $91.87. The company has a market capitalization of $13.00 billion and a PE ratio of 32.38.

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

In other news, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 4,586 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.79, for a total transaction of $448,464.94. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 30,073 shares in the company, valued at $2,940,838.67. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 7,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.05, for a total value of $718,170.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 7,978 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $774,264.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several hedge funds have made changes to their positions in CHD. Marshall Wace LLP acquired a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. during the fourth quarter valued at $1,468,000. Suntrust Banks Inc. increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 32.2% in the fourth quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. now owns 14,714 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,248,000 after buying an additional 3,582 shares in the last quarter. Atlantic Trust Group LLC increased 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 valued at $11,149,000 after buying an additional 1,600 shares in the last quarter. Cambridge Investment Research Advisors Inc. increased 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 valued at $3,502,000 after buying an additional 1,677 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Andra AP fonden increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Andra AP fonden now owns 208,400 shares of the company’s stock valued at $17,689,000 after buying an additional 6,200 shares in the last quarter.

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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