Iberiabank Corp raised its stake in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 14.7% in the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent disclosure with the SEC. The fund owned 7,270 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 931 shares during the quarter. Iberiabank Corp’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $432,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

A number of other hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in CHD. Bartlett & Co. LLC lifted its position in Church & Dwight by 937.5% in the second quarter. Bartlett & Co. LLC now owns 1,992 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after purchasing an additional 1,800 shares during the last quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 3,720.6% during the first quarter. Summit Trail Advisors LLC now owns 119,660 shares of the company’s stock valued at $120,000 after buying an additional 116,528 shares during the period. Fort L.P. purchased a new position in shares of Church & Dwight during the second quarter valued at approximately $129,000. Piedmont Investment Advisors LLC purchased a new position in shares of Church & Dwight during the second quarter valued at approximately $148,000. Finally, Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 5,216.0% during the second quarter. Mainstay Capital Management LLC ADV now owns 7,974 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,000 after buying an additional 7,824 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 85.09% of the company’s stock.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on CHD shares. Morgan Stanley boosted their target price on Church & Dwight from $46.00 to $50.00 and gave the company an “underweight” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Royal Bank of Canada boosted their target price on Church & Dwight to $60.00 and gave the company a “fair value” rating in a research note on Friday, August 3rd. Zacks Investment Research cut Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 3rd. Bank of America boosted their target price on Church & Dwight from $51.00 to $55.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 16th. Finally, Oppenheimer boosted their target price on Church & Dwight from $54.00 to $60.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Thursday, July 19th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have issued a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $55.47.

In related news, CAO Steven J. Katz sold 19,760 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $57.12, for a total value of $1,128,691.20. Following the sale, the chief accounting officer now directly owns 21,018 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,200,548.16. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Arthur B. Winkleblack sold 8,058 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $55.94, for a total value of $450,764.52. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 75,187 shares in the company, valued at $4,205,960.78. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 473,800 shares of company stock worth $27,051,358. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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 twelve month low of $43.21 and a twelve month high of $60.42. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.46 and a current ratio of 0.79.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 2nd. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.01 billion. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 25.21% and a net margin of 20.29%. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.5% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm earned $0.41 earnings per share. As a group, equities analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.28 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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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