Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) had its price target increased by Oppenheimer from $73.00 to $82.00 in a research report report published on Monday, The Fly reports. Oppenheimer currently has an outperform rating on the stock.

A number of other equities research analysts also recently issued reports on CHD. Goldman Sachs Group raised Church & Dwight from a sell rating to a neutral rating and set a $61.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Tuesday, February 5th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a hold rating and set a $62.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Thursday, February 21st. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Church & Dwight from a buy rating to a hold rating in a research report on Friday, February 8th. Bank of America raised Church & Dwight from an underperform rating to a neutral rating and set a $75.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, March 29th. Finally, Macquarie increased their price target on Church & Dwight from $72.00 to $80.00 and gave the stock an outperform rating in a research report on Friday, March 29th. One investment analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company. Church & Dwight currently has a consensus rating of Hold and a consensus price target of $66.85.

Shares of NYSE CHD opened at $73.77 on Monday. The company has a market cap of $18.13 billion, a PE ratio of 32.50, a PEG ratio of 3.58 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a current ratio of 0.81. Church & Dwight has a 1-year low of $44.87 and a 1-year high of $74.49.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, missing the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.58 by ($0.01). The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.07 billion. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.80% and a net margin of 13.72%. Church & Dwight’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.52 EPS. Equities research analysts predict that Church & Dwight will post 2.46 earnings per share for the current year.

Several hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 27.2% in the 4th quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 735 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,000 after purchasing an additional 157 shares in the last quarter. HCR Wealth Advisors boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.4% in the 4th quarter. HCR Wealth Advisors now owns 12,385 shares of the company’s stock valued at $814,000 after purchasing an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Old North State Trust LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.2% in the 1st quarter. Old North State Trust LLC now owns 15,224 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,084,000 after purchasing an additional 177 shares in the last quarter. Northstar Investment Advisors LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 5.0% in the 1st quarter. Northstar Investment Advisors LLC now owns 3,895 shares of the company’s stock valued at $277,000 after purchasing an additional 185 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Somerset Trust Co boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 2.3% in the 1st quarter. Somerset Trust Co now owns 10,675 shares of the company’s stock valued at $760,000 after purchasing an additional 236 shares in the last quarter. 82.50% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division. The company offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators under the TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergent, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH; and home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand.

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