Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO increased its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 5.2% during the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 19,783 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 984 shares during the period. Town & Country Bank & Trust CO dba First Bankers Trust CO’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $1,488,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.
A number of other large investors have also bought and sold shares of the stock. Meeder Asset Management Inc. purchased a new stake in Church & Dwight during the second quarter valued at about $26,000. Advocacy Wealth Management Services LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter worth about $29,000. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter worth about $29,000. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. lifted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 145.9% in the second quarter. CSat Investment Advisory L.P. now owns 627 shares of the company’s stock worth $46,000 after buying an additional 372 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Ibex Wealth Advisors purchased a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter worth about $67,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 81.29% of the company’s stock.
NYSE CHD traded down $1.32 on Friday, reaching $74.31. 340,850 shares of the company’s stock traded hands, compared to its average volume of 2,023,017. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a 12 month low of $54.46 and a 12 month high of $80.99. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.44. The stock has a 50-day simple moving average of $75.89 and a 200 day simple moving average of $74.92. The stock has a market cap of $18.70 billion, a PE ratio of 32.74, a P/E/G ratio of 3.47 and a beta of 0.13.
Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.05. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 14.24% and a return on equity of 24.57%. The firm had revenue of $1.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.07 billion. During the same quarter last year, the business earned $0.49 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.0% on a year-over-year basis. As a group, analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.49 EPS for the current year.
CHD has been the topic of a number of recent analyst reports. Bank of America raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price target on the stock in a report on Friday, September 27th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price target on shares of Church & Dwight from $71.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, August 1st. Jefferies Financial Group set a $86.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Friday, September 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Oppenheimer restated a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Tuesday, September 10th. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company. Church & Dwight has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $71.93.
In other Church & Dwight news, Director James Craigie sold 4,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 3rd. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.31, for a total transaction of $321,240.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now owns 9,806 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $787,519.86. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through this link. Also, Director Bradley C. Irwin sold 16,718 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 22nd. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.96, for a total value of $1,320,053.28. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 62,197 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $4,911,075.12. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders purchased 8,704 shares of company stock valued at $621,301 and sold 90,418 shares valued at $7,198,251. Company 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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