Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) – Equities research analysts at William Blair dropped their Q3 2017 earnings per share estimates for Church & Dwight Co. in a research report issued on Thursday. William Blair analyst J. Andersen now anticipates that the company will earn $0.46 per share for the quarter, down from their prior forecast of $0.52. William Blair also issued estimates for Church & Dwight Co.’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.53 EPS.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $898 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight Co. had a return on equity of 15.45% and a net margin of 8.12%. Church & Dwight Co.’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the company posted $0.85 EPS.

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Several other research analysts have also commented on CHD. UBS AG restated a “sell” rating and set a $46.00 price target (up from $45.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Church & Dwight Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 31st. Barclays PLC set a $49.00 price target on Church & Dwight Co. and gave the stock a “sell” rating in a research report on Sunday. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Thursday, August 3rd. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Church & Dwight Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.07.

Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) opened at 50.29 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $12.53 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.48 and a beta of 0.57. The firm’s 50-day moving average price is $52.83 and its 200-day moving average price is $50.32. Church & Dwight Co. has a 12 month low of $42.56 and a 12 month high of $54.18.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. Church & Dwight Co.’s payout ratio is currently 44.97%.

Several hedge funds have recently made changes to their positions in CHD. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 2,267.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,461,970 shares of the company’s stock valued at $970,569,000 after buying an additional 18,639,877 shares during the last quarter. State Street Corp boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 23.1% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 14,762,551 shares of the company’s stock valued at $736,228,000 after buying an additional 2,769,003 shares during the last quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 4.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 27,439,085 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,368,388,000 after buying an additional 1,054,013 shares during the last quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC boosted its stake in Church & Dwight Co. by 974.9% in the first quarter. Renaissance Technologies LLC now owns 692,230 shares of the company’s stock worth $34,522,000 after buying an additional 627,830 shares in the last quarter. Finally, UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. boosted its stake in Church & Dwight Co. by 46.2% in the first quarter. UBS Asset Management Americas Inc. now owns 1,531,483 shares of the company’s stock worth $76,375,000 after buying an additional 483,620 shares in the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 82.05% of the company’s stock.

About Church & Dwight Co.

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.

Earnings History and Estimates for Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD)

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