Keybank National Association OH trimmed its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.7% during the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 94,668 shares of the company’s stock after selling 692 shares during the quarter. Keybank National Association OH’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $6,916,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Several other institutional investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Advocacy Wealth Management Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter valued at about $29,000. Baystate Wealth Management LLC lifted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 332.3% in the first quarter. Baystate Wealth Management LLC now owns 536 shares of the company’s stock valued at $39,000 after purchasing an additional 412 shares in the last quarter. Private Ocean LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the first quarter valued at about $41,000. Penserra Capital Management LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the first quarter valued at about $42,000. Finally, Hudock Capital Group LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the first quarter valued at about $48,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.68% of the company’s stock.

Shares of CHD traded up $0.95 on Thursday, hitting $78.62. 11,002 shares of the stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,225,664. The company has a quick ratio of 0.44, a current ratio of 0.78 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69. The stock has a market cap of $19.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.59, a P/E/G ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.18. The firm has a 50 day moving average price of $75.15. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a 1 year low of $54.46 and a 1 year high of $79.22.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Wednesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.05. The business had revenue of $1.08 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.07 billion. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 14.24% and a return on equity of 24.57%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm posted $0.49 earnings per share. On average, sell-side analysts expect that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.48 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 3rd. Investors of record on Thursday, August 15th will be paid a dividend of $0.228 per share. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is 40.09%.

Several brokerages have issued reports on CHD. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price target on the stock. in a report on Thursday, May 30th. Wells Fargo & Co reaffirmed a “hold” rating and issued a $70.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Thursday, May 2nd. Atlantic Securities downgraded shares of Church & Dwight from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, May 13th. Stifel Nicolaus upped their price target on shares of Church & Dwight from $71.00 to $74.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their price target on shares of Church & Dwight to $80.00 and gave the company a “buy” rating in a report on Thursday, May 23rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $71.16.

In related news, VP Richard A. Dierker sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.35, for a total transaction of $892,200.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now owns 19,589 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,456,442.15. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Robert K. Shearer sold 17,544 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Thursday, June 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $77.00, for a total transaction of $1,350,888.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 46,652 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,592,204. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 55,084 shares of company stock worth $4,248,398 in the last three months. Insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Church & Dwight Profile

Church & Dwight Co, Inc engages in the development, manufacture, and market of household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products. The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as laundry detergents, fabric softener sheets, cat litter, and household cleaning products; and personal care products including antiperspirants, oral care products, depilatories, reproductive health products, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and dietary supplements.

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