Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA lowered its position in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.8% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The fund owned 2,370,693 shares of the company’s stock after selling 19,132 shares during the period. Church & Dwight makes up approximately 2.2% of Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA’s investment portfolio, making the stock its 12th largest holding. Loring Wolcott & Coolidge Fiduciary Advisors LLP MA owned 0.95% of Church & Dwight worth $114,861,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other hedge funds and other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 5.6% in the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after buying an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden purchased a new stake in Church & Dwight in the second quarter valued at approximately $140,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 274.8% in the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 3,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $163,000 after buying an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 9.6% in the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 3,616 shares of the company’s stock valued at $193,000 after buying an additional 317 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC purchased a new stake in Church & Dwight in the second quarter valued at approximately $203,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.87% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities research analysts recently commented on CHD shares. Zacks Investment Research lowered Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, July 5th. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $60.00 price target (up from $59.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Thursday, July 6th. Bank of America Corporation boosted their price target on Church & Dwight from $51.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a report on Monday, July 10th. BMO Capital Markets set a $50.00 price target on Church & Dwight and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, UBS AG reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $48.00 price target (up from $46.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the stock. Church & Dwight currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.26.

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Shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (CHD) traded up 0.80% on Wednesday, hitting $45.53. The stock had a trading volume of 633,024 shares. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a one year low of $42.56 and a one year high of $54.18. The firm’s 50-day moving average is $47.76 and its 200-day moving average is $50.37. The company has a market cap of $11.36 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 26.92 and a beta of 0.60.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The firm had revenue of $898.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. Church & Dwight’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the previous year, the firm posted $0.85 earnings per share. On average, analysts expect that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

In related news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total transaction of $8,950,382.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,348 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,331,304.40. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total value of $484,345.12. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 56,497 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,815,810.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders have sold 198,858 shares of company stock valued at $9,996,631. 2.00% of the stock is currently owned by insiders.

Church & Dwight Company 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.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

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