Investors bought shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) on weakness during trading hours on Monday. $21.55 million flowed into the stock on the tick-up and $8.86 million flowed out of the stock on the tick-down, for a money net flow of $12.69 million into the stock. Of all companies tracked, Church & Dwight Co. had the 26th highest net in-flow for the day. Church & Dwight Co. traded down ($0.45) for the day and closed at $99.84

A number of brokerages recently weighed in on CHD. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. restated a “sell” rating and set a $84.00 target price (up previously from $81.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Monday, July 11th. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Church & Dwight Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. 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, four have issued a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $96.38.

The stock has a 50 day moving average of $99.92 and a 200-day moving average of $92.74. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.81 billion and a PE ratio of 31.91.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last posted 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. The firm had revenue of $849 million for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $825.44 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.80 earnings per share. Church & Dwight Co.’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. Equities research analysts expect that Church & Dwight Co. will post $3.53 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other news, VP Louis Tursi sold 63,000 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.07, for a total transaction of $6,241,410.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 49,767 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,930,416.69. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 4,586 shares of Church & Dwight Co. 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 transaction, the director now directly owns 30,073 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,940,838.67. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Several institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the stock. ProShare Advisors LLC raised its position in Church & Dwight Co. by 35.6% in the fourth quarter. ProShare Advisors LLC now owns 19,217 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,631,000 after buying an additional 5,050 shares during the period. New York State Common Retirement Fund raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 0.8% in the fourth quarter. New York State Common Retirement Fund now owns 302,500 shares of the company’s stock valued at $25,676,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 88,607 shares of the company’s stock valued at $7,521,000 after buying an additional 1,229 shares during the last quarter. Hemenway Trust Co LLC raised its stake 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. Finally, Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 5.1% in the fourth quarter. Hamilton Point Investment Advisors LLC now owns 45,119 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,830,000 after buying an additional 2,198 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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