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Analysts at BMO Capital Markets increased their price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) from $71.00 to $74.00 in a research report issued to clients and investors on Friday, AnalystRatings.Net reports. BMO Capital Markets’ price objective points to a potential upside of 7.97% from the company’s current price.

Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Deutsche Bank reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Friday, April 11th. They now have a $74.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $70.00. Separately, analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $74.00 to $75.00 in a research note on Tuesday, March 25th. Finally, analysts at UBS AG downgraded shares of Church & Dwight Co. from an “outperform” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Wednesday, March 12th. They now have a $66.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $63.00. Seven equities research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $72.50.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) opened at 68.54 on Friday. Church & Dwight Co. has a 52-week low of $56.36 and a 52-week high of $69.85. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $68.49 and its 200-day moving average is $66.23. The company has a market cap of $9.403 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.40.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share for the quarter, meeting the analysts’ consensus estimate of $0.73. The company had revenue of $782.00 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $783.95 million. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. Church & Dwight Co.’s revenue was up .3% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co. will post $3.04 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, June 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 12th will be paid a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.81%. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, May 8th.

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products.

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