NGAM Advisors L.P. increased its position in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.9% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 51,912 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 479 shares during the period. NGAM Advisors L.P.’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $2,693,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Vanguard Group Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.0% in the first quarter. Vanguard Group Inc. now owns 27,439,085 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,368,388,000 after buying an additional 1,054,013 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 2,267.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,461,970 shares of the company’s stock worth $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 by 23.1% in the first quarter. State Street Corp now owns 14,762,551 shares of the company’s stock worth $736,228,000 after buying an additional 2,769,003 shares during the last quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 7.7% in the first quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 2,900,524 shares of the company’s stock worth $144,473,000 after buying an additional 208,604 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Swiss National Bank boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 13.1% in the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,209,816 shares of the company’s stock worth $110,204,000 after buying an additional 255,900 shares during the last quarter. 82.05% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE CHD) opened at 49.62 on Friday. The company has a market cap of $12.38 billion, a PE ratio of 29.34 and a beta of 0.57. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $52.21 and a 200 day moving average of $50.52. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 12-month low of $42.56 and a 12-month high of $54.18.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $898 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 12.39% and a return on equity of 24.21%. The company’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.85 EPS. Equities analysts expect that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.53%. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is 44.97%.

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A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on CHD shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, May 18th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and set a $63.00 target price (up previously from $60.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. BidaskClub cut shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Saturday, June 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reissued a “sector perform” rating and set a $45.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Friday, May 5th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation boosted their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $51.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Church & Dwight currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.07.

In other news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total transaction of $8,950,382.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,331,304.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total transaction of $484,345.12. Following the sale, the director now owns 56,497 shares in the company, valued at $2,815,810.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Church & Dwight Company Profile

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.

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