QS Investors LLC increased its stake in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 3.3% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 128,907 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 4,079 shares during the quarter. QS Investors LLC owned about 0.05% of Church & Dwight worth $6,467,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
Other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Financial Enhancement Group LLC lifted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.8% in the third quarter. Financial Enhancement Group LLC now owns 149,784 shares of the company’s stock worth $7,257,000 after acquiring an additional 2,654 shares during the period. Brown Advisory Inc. lifted its stake in Church & Dwight by 4.4% in the third quarter. Brown Advisory Inc. now owns 214,972 shares of the company’s stock valued at $10,416,000 after buying an additional 9,045 shares during the period. BTIM Corp. lifted its stake in Church & Dwight by 21.6% in the fourth quarter. BTIM Corp. now owns 696,298 shares of the company’s stock valued at $34,934,000 after buying an additional 123,600 shares during the period. Toronto Dominion Bank lifted its stake in Church & Dwight by 13.7% in the fourth quarter. Toronto Dominion Bank now owns 107,633 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,399,000 after buying an additional 13,000 shares during the period. Finally, SG Americas Securities LLC lifted its stake in Church & Dwight by 147.7% in the fourth quarter. SG Americas Securities LLC now owns 51,351 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,576,000 after buying an additional 30,619 shares during the period. 83.64% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
In related news, Director James Craigie sold 24,508 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total transaction of $1,226,135.24. Following the completion of the sale, the director now owns 52,625 shares in the company, valued at $2,632,828.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at this link. Also, VP Steven J. Katz sold 12,600 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.66, for a total value of $638,316.00. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 13,858 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $702,046.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 444,508 shares of company stock worth $22,359,201 over the last ninety days. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.
Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE CHD) opened at $50.74 on Wednesday. The company has a current ratio of 1.07, a quick ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a 12-month low of $43.21 and a 12-month high of $54.18. The firm has a market capitalization of $12,333.73, a P/E ratio of 26.06, a PEG ratio of 2.16 and a beta of 0.43.
Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The company reported $0.52 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.50 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.95% and a net margin of 19.69%. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.44 earnings per share. Church & Dwight’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.3% on a year-over-year basis. research analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, March 1st. Stockholders of record on Thursday, February 15th were given a dividend of $0.2175 per share. This represents a $0.87 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.71%. This is a positive change from Church & Dwight’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.19. The ex-dividend date was Wednesday, February 14th. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio is presently 29.79%.
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Church & Dwight Profile
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.
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