Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) EVP Judy A. Zagorski acquired 400 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction dated Friday, September 8th. The shares were purchased at an average price of $48.97 per share, for a total transaction of $19,588.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 800 shares in the company, valued at approximately $39,176. The purchase was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE CHD) traded up 1.15% during trading on Friday, reaching $50.23. The company had a trading volume of 1,244,376 shares. The company has a market capitalization of $12.53 billion, a PE ratio of 29.70 and a beta of 0.60. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a one year low of $42.56 and a one year high of $54.18. The firm’s 50 day moving average is $50.39 and its 200 day moving average is $50.92.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The business had revenue of $898.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $903.87 million. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.85 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities research analysts predict that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current year.

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

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Several brokerages have recently commented on CHD. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and set a $60.00 price objective (up from $59.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Thursday, July 6th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, May 19th. Macquarie began coverage on Church & Dwight in a research report on Friday. They set a “neutral” rating and a $52.00 price objective on the stock. BidaskClub upgraded Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, August 19th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $50.00 price target on Church & Dwight and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, twelve have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the stock. Church & Dwight presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.14.

Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently added to or reduced their stakes in CHD. First Trust Advisors LP grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 49.4% during the first quarter. First Trust Advisors LP now owns 74,045 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,693,000 after buying an additional 24,496 shares during the last quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.0% during the first quarter. Xact Kapitalforvaltning AB now owns 43,302 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,159,000 after buying an additional 1,652 shares during the last quarter. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.2% during the first quarter. Carnick & Kubik Group LLC now owns 14,978 shares of the company’s stock valued at $747,000 after buying an additional 184 shares during the last quarter. Swiss National Bank grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 13.1% during the first quarter. Swiss National Bank now owns 2,209,816 shares of the company’s stock valued at $110,204,000 after buying an additional 255,900 shares during the last quarter. Finally, World Asset Management Inc grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 19.2% during the first quarter. World Asset Management Inc now owns 27,382 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,366,000 after buying an additional 4,406 shares during the last quarter. 79.65% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

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.

Insider Buying and Selling by Quarter for Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

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