Church & Dwight Co. Given Average Rating of “Buy” by Brokerages (NYSE:CHD)
Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) has been given a consensus recommendation of “Buy” by the eleven brokerages that are presently covering the stock, AnalystRatingsNetwork.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and five have given a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among analysts that have issued ratings on the stock in the last year is $73.00.
Several analysts have recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Monday. Separately, analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Friday, May 2nd. They now have a $73.00 price target on the stock. Finally, analysts at Oppenheimer raised their price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $72.00 to $76.00 in a research note on Friday, May 2nd. They now have an “outperform” rating on the stock.
Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded down 0.22% on Tuesday, hitting $67.67. 256,129 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Church & Dwight Co. has a one year low of $56.36 and a one year high of $70.71. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $69.10 and a 200-day moving average of $67.54. The company has a market cap of $9.197 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.57.
Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last released its earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.73 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, meeting the 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 in the previous year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up .3% on a year-over-year basis. Analysts expect that Church & Dwight Co. will post $3.02 EPS for the current fiscal year.
Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products.
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