Church & Dwight Co. has an average rating of "Hold" and a consensus target price of $50.77. Oppenheimer Holdings also issued estimates for Church & Dwight's FY2019 earnings at $2.20 EPS.
Several firms have updated their holdings. October 16 investment analysts at KeyCorp reiterated a "Hold" rating on the stock. Bank of America Corporation boosted their price target on Church & Dwight from $51.00 to $53.00 and gave the stock an "underperform" rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. The count of Hold ratings in that period was 4. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company's stock. It has been assigned a low target price of $41 and a high target price of $58. The sales growth over the last 5 years is at 4.90% while earning per share for the last 12 months is at 1.74.
TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was originally reported by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. Insiders have acquired a total of 6,546 shares of company stock worth $288,772 over the last 90 days. The company had a trading volume of 3,618,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,692,565. The most current P/E ratio is 26.27 and market capitalization is 11.41B. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. Profit margins are at 12.30% while the operating margin stands at 19.00%. The company had revenue of $967.90 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $937.20 million. The business's quarterly revenue was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis. This buyback authorization permits the company to reacquire shares of its stock through open market purchases. Stock buyback programs are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Thursday, December 1st. Stockholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be issued a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.70%. Church & Dwight Co.'s payout ratio is now 41.40%. The shares were sold at an average price of $99.86, for a total transaction of $189,634.14. Short shares grew 424,931 over that timeframe.
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In other Church & Dwight Co. news, Director Ravichandra Krishnamu Saligram sold 1,899 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.01, for a total transaction of $6,136,577.07. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 103,685 shares in the company, valued at $4,544,513.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here.
Institutional investors and hedge funds have recently modified their holdings of the business. The value of the position overall is down by 5.9%. Prudential PLC raised its position in Church & Dwight Co.by 44.4% in the first quarter. The last close places the company's stock about $8.64 off its 52 week high of $54.18 and $2.98 above the 52 week low of $42.56.
Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc says it increased its stake in Church & Dwight Company by 101.2% as of the end of the last quarter. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. now owns 832,247 shares of the company's stock valued at $43,177,000 after acquiring an additional 21,399 shares in the last quarter. Westpac Banking Corp boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 636.4% in the 3rd quarter.
For this year, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. The Company's segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.
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