Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Director James Craigie sold 396,400 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, March 5th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total value of $19,938,920.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 324,517 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $16,323,205.10. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link.

James Craigie also recently made the following trade(s):

  • On Monday, February 26th, James Craigie sold 24,508 shares of Church & Dwight stock. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total value of $1,226,135.24.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE CHD) opened at $50.98 on Friday. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a 12 month low of $43.21 and a 12 month high of $54.18. The stock has a market capitalization of $12,380.00, a PE ratio of 27.71, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.43. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Monday, February 5th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.95% and a net margin of 19.69%. The firm had revenue of $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1 billion. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.26 EPS for the current year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th were paid a $0.2175 dividend. This represents a $0.87 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.71%. This is a boost from Church & Dwight’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 14th. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 47.28%.

Several equities research analysts have weighed in on CHD shares. Societe Generale raised Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, November 29th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Deutsche Bank started coverage on Church & Dwight in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price target for the company. Zacks Investment Research raised Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target for the company in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Wells Fargo & Co raised their price target on Church & Dwight from $47.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “market perform” rating in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Finally, Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.40.

Several large investors have recently made changes to their positions in the company. Bfsg LLC raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 3.6% in the fourth quarter. Bfsg LLC now owns 32,187 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,615,000 after purchasing an additional 1,112 shares during the last quarter. Page Arthur B raised its position in Church & Dwight by 4.8% during the fourth quarter. Page Arthur B now owns 26,155 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,312,000 after acquiring an additional 1,190 shares in the last quarter. US Bancorp DE raised its position in Church & Dwight by 0.8% during the fourth quarter. US Bancorp DE now owns 159,621 shares of the company’s stock valued at $8,008,000 after acquiring an additional 1,208 shares in the last quarter. Quadrant Capital Management LLC raised its position in Church & Dwight by 2.4% during the third quarter. Quadrant Capital Management LLC now owns 51,666 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,503,000 after acquiring an additional 1,210 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Eqis Capital Management Inc. raised its position in Church & Dwight by 12.1% during the fourth quarter. Eqis Capital Management Inc. now owns 11,574 shares of the company’s stock valued at $581,000 after acquiring an additional 1,251 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 82.64% of the company’s stock.

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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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