Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) was down 1.9% on Tuesday . The stock traded as low as $99.69 and last traded at $99.79, with a volume of 337,791 shares. The stock had previously closed at $101.69.

Several equities research analysts recently weighed in on CHD shares. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reaffirmed a “sell” rating and set a $81.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Friday, May 20th. 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 (up previously from $106.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Monday, May 9th. Stifel Nicolaus started coverage on Church & Dwight Co. in a report on Monday. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. 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 research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, four have given a hold rating and four have given a buy rating to the stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $96.00.

The stock has a market capitalization of $12.95 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 32.24. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $99.73 and a 200-day moving average of $92.37.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last announced its earnings results on Thursday, May 5th. The company reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the 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. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.80 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Co. will post $3.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 32,400 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 $3,144,420.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,105 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $4,474,490.25. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at 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 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 directly owns 7,978 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $774,264.90. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several large investors recently made changes to their positions in the stock. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 3.1% in the fourth quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 39,460 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,349,000 after buying an additional 1,170 shares in the last quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 51.4% in the fourth quarter. Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management Inc. now owns 84,422 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,166,000 after buying an additional 28,652 shares in the last quarter. Investors Capital Advisory Services increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 2.7% in the fourth quarter. Investors Capital Advisory Services now owns 18,602 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,578,000 after buying an additional 482 shares in the last quarter. GAM Holding AG increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 8.0% in the fourth quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 241,064 shares of the company’s stock valued at $20,461,000 after buying an additional 17,957 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Vanguard Group Inc. increased 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 valued at $1,027,930,000 after buying an additional 2,155,991 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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