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Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) have earned an average recommendation of “Hold” from the ten ratings firms that are covering the stock, Analyst Ratings.Net reports. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a hold recommendation and four have assigned a buy recommendation to the company. The average 1-year price target among brokerages that have updated their coverage on the stock in the last year is $71.86.

A number of analysts have recently weighed in on CHD shares. 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.

Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) opened at 68.20 on Monday. Church & Dwight Co. has a 52-week low of $56.36 and a 52-week high of $70.71. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $67.02 and its 200-day moving average is $67.79. The company has a market cap of $9.116 billion and a P/E ratio of 24.37.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last posted its quarterly earnings results on Friday, August 1st. The company reported $0.65 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the analysts’ 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 last year, the company posted $0.61 earnings per share. Church & Dwight Co.’s revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. 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. Stockholders 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 1.82%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 8th.

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

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