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Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) have been given a consensus recommendation of “Hold” by the ten ratings firms that are presently covering the company, Stock Ratings Network.com reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and four have assigned a buy rating to the company. The average twelve-month price target among analysts that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $71.86.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) opened at 67.29 on Monday. 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 $67.22 and a 200-day moving average of $67.69. The company has a market cap of $8.994 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.12.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 1st. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.62 by $0.03. The company had revenue of $808.30 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $805.85 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% 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.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Tuesday, September 2nd. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 12th will be given a dividend of $0.31 per share. This represents a $1.24 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.84%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 8th.

CHD has been the subject of a number of recent research reports. Analysts at Citigroup Inc. reiterated a “neutral” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Monday, August 4th. They now have a $71.00 price target on the stock, down previously from $73.00. Analysts at Jefferies Group reiterated a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Monday, July 7th.

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

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