TD Asset Management Inc. lowered its stake in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.2% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The fund owned 548,964 shares of the company’s stock after selling 1,068 shares during the period. TD Asset Management Inc. owned 0.22% of Church & Dwight worth $40,107,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CHD. 6 Meridian boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.9% in the 2nd quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 7,214 shares of the company’s stock valued at $527,000 after buying an additional 136 shares during the period. West Oak Capital LLC boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 11.9% in the 2nd quarter. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 1,317 shares of the company’s stock valued at $96,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the period. Strategic Financial Services Inc boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 0.4% in the 1st quarter. Strategic Financial Services Inc now owns 35,536 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,531,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the period. Patten Group Inc. boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.9% in the 1st quarter. Patten Group Inc. now owns 3,204 shares of the company’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Finally, Tompkins Financial Corp boosted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 3.5% in the 1st quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp now owns 4,937 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,000 after buying an additional 169 shares during the period. 81.68% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:CHD traded up $0.95 during trading on Thursday, reaching $78.62. The company had a trading volume of 11,002 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,225,664. The business’s fifty day moving average is $75.15. The firm has a market cap of $19.02 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 34.59, a PEG ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.18. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a twelve month low of $54.46 and a twelve month high of $79.22. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.44.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.05. The company had revenue of $1.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 14.24% and a return on equity of 24.57%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same period in the prior year, the business posted $0.49 EPS. On average, research analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.48 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be paid a $0.228 dividend. This represents a $0.91 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%. The ex-dividend date is Wednesday, August 14th. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio is currently 40.09%.

In related news, Director Robert K. Shearer sold 17,544 shares of the business’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 value of $1,350,888.00. Following the sale, the director now directly owns 46,652 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,592,204. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Richard A. Dierker sold 12,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, May 21st. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.35, for a total transaction of $892,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 19,589 shares in the company, valued at $1,456,442.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Over the last ninety days, insiders sold 55,084 shares of company stock valued at $4,248,398. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Several research firms have recently commented on CHD. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 price target for the company. in a report on Thursday, May 30th. Citigroup lowered shares of Church & Dwight from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $73.80 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Atlantic Securities lowered shares of Church & Dwight from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating and set a $70.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Thursday, May 2nd. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $71.00 to $74.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the company. Church & Dwight has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.16.

About Church & Dwight

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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