Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) – Equities researchers at KeyCorp decreased their Q3 2017 EPS estimates for shares of Church & Dwight in a research report issued to clients and investors on Thursday. KeyCorp analyst J. Gere now anticipates that the company will post earnings of $0.47 per share for the quarter, down from their previous estimate of $0.53. KeyCorp also issued estimates for Church & Dwight’s Q4 2017 earnings at $0.54 EPS and Q3 2018 earnings at $0.52 EPS.

CHD has been the subject of a number of other reports. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Wednesday, April 12th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, May 18th. BidaskClub lowered shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Friday, May 5th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upped their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $51.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Four equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $50.90.

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Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) opened at 50.39 on Monday. The company has a market capitalization of $12.56 billion, a PE ratio of 27.54 and a beta of 0.57. Church & Dwight has a 52 week low of $42.56 and a 52 week high of $54.18. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $52.83 and a 200-day moving average price of $50.32.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $898 million for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The company’s revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the business posted $0.85 EPS.

Several institutional investors have recently modified their holdings of the stock. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC increased its position in Church & Dwight by 37.7% in the first quarter. Gateway Investment Advisers LLC now owns 267,848 shares of the company’s stock worth $13,358,000 after buying an additional 73,332 shares during the last quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC increased its position in Church & Dwight by 9.4% in the first quarter. Reilly Financial Advisors LLC now owns 22,655 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,130,000 after buying an additional 1,940 shares during the last quarter. Howland Capital Management LLC increased its position in Church & Dwight by 77.0% in the first quarter. Howland Capital Management LLC now owns 10,805 shares of the company’s stock worth $539,000 after buying an additional 4,699 shares during the last quarter. Cim LLC bought a new position in Church & Dwight during the first quarter worth about $493,000. Finally, Oliver Luxxe Assets LLC increased its position in Church & Dwight by 22.3% in the first quarter. Oliver Luxxe Assets LLC now owns 15,062 shares of the company’s stock worth $751,000 after buying an additional 2,744 shares during the last quarter. 82.05% of the stock is owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.51%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.97%.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.

Earnings History and Estimates for Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

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