State of Alaska Department of Revenue boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 7.2% in the third quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 105,095 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 7,028 shares during the quarter. State of Alaska Department of Revenue’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $6,237,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds have also bought and sold shares of CHD. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.5% in the first quarter. Dimensional Fund Advisors LP now owns 970,128 shares of the company’s stock valued at $48,856,000 after acquiring an additional 14,335 shares during the period. GSA Capital Partners LLP boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 123.1% in the first quarter. GSA Capital Partners LLP now owns 9,751 shares of the company’s stock valued at $491,000 after acquiring an additional 5,380 shares during the period. Allianz Asset Management GmbH boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 42.3% in the first quarter. Allianz Asset Management GmbH now owns 360,257 shares of the company’s stock valued at $18,143,000 after acquiring an additional 107,140 shares during the period. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 302.6% in the first quarter. Lord Abbett & CO. LLC now owns 490,040 shares of the company’s stock valued at $24,678,000 after acquiring an additional 368,310 shares during the period. Finally, The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.8% in the first quarter. The Manufacturers Life Insurance Company now owns 253,328 shares of the company’s stock valued at $12,758,000 after acquiring an additional 11,717 shares during the period. 85.09% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of CHD stock opened at $56.07 on Friday. The firm has a market capitalization of $14.57 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.90, a PEG ratio of 2.60 and a beta of 0.38. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a one year low of $43.21 and a one year high of $60.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a current ratio of 0.79 and a quick ratio of 0.46.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last released its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 25.21% and a net margin of 20.29%. The firm had revenue of $1.03 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.01 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company posted $0.41 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.5% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, sell-side analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

In other Church & Dwight news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 30,000 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.24, for a total transaction of $1,717,200.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 58,948 shares in the company, valued at $3,374,183.52. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this hyperlink. Also, VP Richard A. Dierker sold 33,900 shares of the stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.24, for a total value of $1,940,436.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 25,376 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,452,522.24. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 473,800 shares of company stock valued at $27,051,358 over the last quarter. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Several research analysts recently commented on the company. Deutsche Bank cut Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $51.00 target price for the company. in a research report on Wednesday. Bank of America raised their target price on Church & Dwight from $55.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock an “underperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, October 4th. Zacks Investment Research cut Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 3rd. Oppenheimer raised their target price on Church & Dwight from $60.00 to $66.00 and gave the stock an “outperform” rating in a research report on Thursday, September 27th. Finally, Atlantic Securities assumed coverage on Church & Dwight in a research report on Thursday, September 20th. They issued an “overweight” rating and a $70.00 target price for the company. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Church & Dwight has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $55.47.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and the Specialty Products Division. It offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesic products under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; and water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand.

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