Traders bought shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) on weakness during trading on Wednesday. $43.78 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $19.03 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $24.75 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Church & Dwight Co. had the 16th highest net in-flow for the day. Church & Dwight Co. traded down ($2.03) for the day and closed at $101.31

Several research analysts recently issued reports on CHD shares. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Church & Dwight Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $105.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, April 7th. Bank of America Corp. downgraded 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 restated a “buy” rating and set 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. restated a “sell” rating and set a $81.00 price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Friday, May 20th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG restated 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 issued a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average 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 capitalization of $13.00 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.38.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.86 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.85 by $0.01. The company earned $849 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $825.44 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.80 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co. will post $3.53 earnings per share for the current year.

In other news, VP Louis Tursi sold 63,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.07, for a total value of $6,241,410.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 49,767 shares in the company, valued at $4,930,416.69. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 4,586 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.79, for a total transaction of $448,464.94. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 30,073 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,940,838.67. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

A number of hedge funds and institutional investors have made changes to their positions in CHD. Hemenway Trust Co LLC boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 4.0% in the fourth quarter. Hemenway Trust Co LLC now owns 12,027 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,021,000 after buying an additional 459 shares during the last quarter. World Asset Management Inc boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 250.8% in the fourth quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 13,767 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,169,000 after buying an additional 9,842 shares during the last quarter. Suntrust Banks Inc. boosted its position 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 during the last quarter. Numeric Investors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. during the fourth quarter valued at approximately $1,333,000. Finally, Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 13.2% in the fourth quarter. Mitsubishi UFJ Kokusai Asset Management CO. LTD. now owns 17,297 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,468,000 after buying an additional 2,018 shares during 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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