Bp Plc held its stake in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The firm owned 31,000 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Bp Plc’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $1,607,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Teachers Advisors LLC increased its stake in Church & Dwight by 8.3% in the fourth quarter. Teachers Advisors LLC now owns 485,581 shares of the company’s stock worth $21,458,000 after buying an additional 37,140 shares in the last quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.3% in the first quarter. Chevy Chase Trust Holdings Inc. now owns 219,509 shares of the company’s stock worth $10,946,000 after buying an additional 2,725 shares during the last quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.5% in the first quarter. Gulf International Bank UK Ltd now owns 80,120 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,995,000 after buying an additional 1,200 shares during the last quarter. National Pension Service boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.7% in the first quarter. National Pension Service now owns 232,933 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,654,000 after buying an additional 10,468 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 10.3% in the first quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 332,916 shares of the company’s stock worth $16,603,000 after buying an additional 31,108 shares during the last quarter. 82.05% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) opened at 49.62 on Friday. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 1-year low of $42.56 and a 1-year high of $54.18. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $52.21 and its 200 day moving average is $50.52. The company has a market cap of $12.38 billion, a PE ratio of 29.34 and a beta of 0.57.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The company had revenue of $898 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $903.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.85 earnings per share. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The firm also recently declared 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. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.53%. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is 44.97%.

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A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on CHD shares. Jefferies Group LLC reiterated a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target (up previously from $54.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Tuesday, April 18th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $45.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Friday, May 5th. UBS AG reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $46.00 price target (up previously from $45.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Friday, May 5th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Wednesday, May 10th. Finally, Morgan Stanley cut shares of Church & Dwight from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.07.

In other news, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total transaction of $484,345.12. Following the sale, the director now owns 56,497 shares in the company, valued at $2,815,810.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total value of $8,950,382.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 46,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,331,304.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

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.

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