Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) released its quarterly earnings data on Friday. The company reported $0.77 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.63 by $0.14, MarketWatch Earnings reports. The firm had revenue of $1.19 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.15 billion. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 14.96% and a return on equity of 24.62%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 10.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.57 earnings per share. Church & Dwight updated its FY 2020
Pre-Market guidance to 2.79-2.79 EPS.

Church & Dwight stock opened at $96.33 on Friday. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.69 billion, a P/E ratio of 36.08, a P/E/G ratio of 3.85 and a beta of 0.32. The company’s fifty day moving average price is $80.34 and its 200 day moving average price is $73.71. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.64, a quick ratio of 0.81 and a current ratio of 1.03. Church & Dwight has a 1 year low of $47.98 and a 1 year high of $96.40.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 1st. Stockholders of record on Friday, August 14th will be given a dividend of $0.24 per share. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, August 13th. This represents a $0.96 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.00%. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 38.87%.

In other Church & Dwight news, CMO Britta Bomhard sold 59,260 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 11th. The stock was sold at an average price of $73.60, for a total transaction of $4,361,536.00. Following the completion of the sale, the chief marketing officer now directly owns 59,923 shares in the company, valued at approximately $4,410,332.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Ravichandra Krishnamu Saligram sold 16,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, May 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $71.60, for a total value of $1,145,600.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 61,154 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,378,626.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders sold 265,225 shares of company stock valued at $19,915,197. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Several equities analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Oppenheimer boosted their target price on Church & Dwight from $88.00 to $100.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, July 24th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $72.00 target price for the company in a research note on Monday, April 13th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. boosted their target price on Church & Dwight from $68.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a report on Thursday, July 16th. Deutsche Bank raised their price target on Church & Dwight from $76.00 to $78.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 27th. Finally, SunTrust Banks upped their price target on shares of Church & Dwight from $80.00 to $85.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, May 15th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, six have assigned a hold rating and seven have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $78.71.

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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