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Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) declared a quarterly dividend on Wednesday, July 30th, American Banking News.com reports. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 12th will be given a dividend of 0.31 per share on Tuesday, September 2nd. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.88%.

CHD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Monday, July 7th. On a related note, 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. Five investment analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and an average target price of $73.00.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded down 0.03% during mid-day trading on Wednesday, hitting $66.10. 59,018 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. Church & Dwight Co. has a 52 week low of $56.36 and a 52 week high of $70.71. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $68.4 and a 200-day moving average of $67.. The company has a market cap of $8.984 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 23.96.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 1st. The company reported $0.73 EPS for the quarter, meeting the Thomson Reuters 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 prior year, the company posted $0.76 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up .3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co. will post $3.02 earnings per share 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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