Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded down 1.2% on Wednesday . The company traded as low as $99.56 and last traded at $99.56, with a volume of 137,103 shares changing hands. The stock had previously closed at $100.72.

A number of analysts have weighed in on the stock. Deutsche Bank AG reissued a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Sunday, May 22nd. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Church & Dwight Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $108.00 target price for the company in a research report on Friday, May 6th. Goldman Sachs Group Inc. reissued 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, July 15th. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and set a $112.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Thursday, July 14th. Finally, Bank of America Corp. downgraded shares of Church & Dwight Co. from a “neutral” rating to an “underperform” rating and set a $97.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Monday, April 18th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, three have assigned a hold rating and four have issued a buy rating to the stock. Church & Dwight Co. presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $96.38.

The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $99.97 and a 200 day moving average price of $92.85. The stock has a market cap of $12.78 billion and a P/E ratio of 31.84.

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

In other Church & Dwight Co. news, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 7,400 shares of the stock in a transaction dated Monday, May 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $97.05, for a total value of $718,170.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 7,978 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $774,264.90. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Louis Tursi sold 63,000 shares of the stock in a transaction dated 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 directly owns 49,767 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,930,416.69. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.

Other hedge funds recently modified their holdings of the company. Investors Capital Advisory Services boosted 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 worth $1,578,000 after buying an additional 482 shares during the last quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted 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 worth $3,349,000 after buying an additional 1,170 shares during the last quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. boosted 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 worth $7,521,000 after buying an additional 1,229 shares during the last quarter. 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 last quarter. 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 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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