November 25, 2016 - By Peter Erickson · 0 Comments
Church & Dwight Co Inc (NYSE:CHD) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.82 in 2016 Q2. Its down -0.06, from 0.88 in 2016Q1. The ratio worsened, as 238 hedge funds started new and increased holdings, while 269 reduced and sold their equity positions in Church & Dwight Co Inc. The hedge funds in our partner’s database now hold: 100.34 million shares, down from 106.97 million shares in 2016Q1. Also, the number of hedge funds holding Church & Dwight Co Inc in their top 10 holdings increased from 23 to 28 for an increase of 5. Sold All: 32 Reduced: 237 Increased: 182 New Position: 56.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, makes and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The company has a market cap of $11.60 billion. The Firm operates in three divisions: Consumer Domestic, which includes consumer products, as well as other household and personal care products; Consumer International, which markets a range of personal care products, household and over-the-counter products in international markets, and Specialty Products Division , a producer of sodium bicarbonate. It has a 25.94 P/E ratio. The Firm sells its consumer products under a variety of brands through a distribution platform that includes supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar, pet and other specialty stores, and Websites.
The stock increased 0.90% or $0.4 during the last trading session, hitting $45.06. About 438,049 shares traded hands. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has declined 2.94% since April 22, 2016 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 8.35% the S&P500.
Analysts await Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) to report earnings on February, 7. They expect $0.43 EPS, up 4.88% or $0.02 from last year’s $0.41 per share. CHD’s profit will be $110.70M for 26.20 P/E if the $0.43 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.47 actual EPS reported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -8.51% negative EPS growth.
According to Zacks Investment Research, “Church & Dwight Co, Inc. is the world’s leading producer of sodium bicarbonate, (baking soda), a versatile chemical which performs a broad range of functions such as cleaning, deodorizing, leavening and buffering. The Company specializes in sodium bicarbonate and sodium bicarbonate-based products, along with other products which use the same raw materials or technology. They sell their products, primarily under the ARM & HAMMER(R) trademark, to consumers through supermarkets, drug stores and mass merchandisers;and to industrial customers/distributors.”
Reik & Co. Llc holds 33.85% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. for 969,274 shares. S&Co Inc owns 358,102 shares or 5.7% of their US portfolio. Moreover, New England Research & Management Inc. has 5.11% invested in the company for 57,700 shares. The Washington-based Marshall & Sullivan Inc Wa has invested 5.02% in the stock. Ami Asset Management Corp, a California-based fund reported 590,669 shares.#img1#
Insider Transactions: Since January 1, 0001, the stock had 3 insider purchases, and 14 selling transactions for $45.11 million net activity.
Ratings analysis reveals 23% of Church & Dwight’s analysts are positive. Out of 13 Wall Street analysts rating Church & Dwight, 3 give it “Buy”, 4 “Sell” rating, while 6 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $50 while the high is $116. The stock’s average target of $93.63 is 107.79% above today’s ($45.06) share price. CHD was included in 20 notes of analysts from July 21, 2015. UBS maintained it with “Neutral” rating and $87 target price in Wednesday, August 5 report. The company was downgraded on Wednesday, January 13 by Goldman Sachs. The firm has “Buy” rating by Williams Capital Group given on Thursday, August 6. Jefferies maintained Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) on Friday, August 5 with “Buy” rating. The firm has “Hold” rating by Stifel Nicolaus given on Friday, September 16. UBS downgraded it to “Sell” rating and $78 target price in Friday, September 11 report. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has “Neutral” rating given on Friday, August 5 by Citigroup. As per Tuesday, July 21, the company rating was initiated by Sterne Agee CRT. The firm earned “Hold” rating on Tuesday, October 13 by Societe Generale. As per Tuesday, November 15, the company rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc., incorporated on December 14, 1925, develops, makes and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Firm operates in three divisions: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Firm sells its consumer products under a range of brands through a distribution platform that includes supermarkets, mass merchandisers, wholesale clubs, drugstores, convenience stores, home stores, dollar, pet, and other specialty stores and Websites. The Firm also sells specialty products to industrial clients and distributors. The Company’s brands include ARM & HAMMER, which is used in multiple product categories, such as baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization and laundry detergent; TROJAN condoms, lubricants and vibrators; OXICLEAN stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergent and bleach alternatives; SPINBRUSH battery-operated and manual toothbrushes; FIRST RESPONSE home pregnancy and ovulation test kits; NAIR depilatories; ORAJEL oral analgesics; XTRA laundry detergent, and BATISTE dry shampoo. It also offers the combination of the L’IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brand names for the Company’s gummy dietary supplement business.
Another recent and important Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) news was published by Businesswire.com which published an article titled: “Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Declares 463rd Regular Quarterly Dividend” on November 02, 2016.
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By Peter Erickson