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The company has an average rating of "Hold" and an average price target of $49.49. KeyCorp restated a "hold" rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Friday, August 25th. The legal version of this news story can be read at Corporate insiders own 2.17% of the company's stock. (NYSE:CHD) traded down 6.62% during trading on Thursday, hitting $44.12. The most current P/E ratio is 26.27 and market capitalization is 11.41B. Church & Dwight has a 52 week low of $42.56 and a 52 week high of $54.18. It opened the session with a $44.79 price tag, later ranging from $44.75 to $45.56, the range at which the stock has traded at throughout the day. This is a change of 1.70% from open which creates a gap of 0.00%.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.49 EPS for the quarter, topping the Zacks' consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02.

Church & Dwight Co. had a net margin of 13.12% and a return on equity of 22.69%. The firm earned $870.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $883.83 million. During the same period in the previous year, the firm earned $0.47 EPS. As of the latest earnings report the EPS was $1.74 with 249.93M shares outstanding. Following the sale, the vice president now owns 62,355 shares of the company's stock, valued at $3,118,373.55. Stock repurchase plans are generally a sign that the company's leadership believes its stock is undervalued.

TRADEMARK VIOLATION WARNING: This report was originally reported by Week Herald and is owned by of Week Herald. If you are accessing this news story on another publication, it was copied illegally and reposted in violation of US and worldwide trademark and copyright laws. This leaves us with a quarter on quarter earnings per share growth of 10.70%.

In other Church & Dwight news, CFO Richard A. Dierker acquired 1,146 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, November 7th. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp now owns 919,905 shares worth $44,568,000.

Based on the lastest quarterly filings, institutions continue to be large stakeholders in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 1,170,476 shares of the company's stock valued at $107,696,000 after buying an additional 28,691 shares during the period. Current price places the company's stock -8.57% away from its 200-day simple moving average, -4.09%, away from the 50-day average and also -0.02% away from 20-day average. Westpac Banking Corp increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 636.4% during the third quarter. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The stock realized a rise in short interest of 5.65% as of October 31, 2017 from the last reporting period. Dimensional Fund Advisors Lp grew its ownership by buying 7,101 shares an increase of 0.8% as of 09/30/2017. (NYSE:CHD) is performing 3.05%. As of the end of the quarter Aviva PLC had bought a total of 8,628 shares growing its holdings by 0.8%.

Ubs Asset Management Americas Inc isn't the only one who has changed their investment in CHD.

As of quarter end Eagle Asset Management Inc had sold a total of 402,313 shares trimming its holdings by 41.7%. Church & Dwight's dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 43.68%. Church & Dwight Co., Inc.'s stock price now sits at $45.92. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, which includes consumer products, as well as other household and personal care products; Consumer International, which markets a range of personal care products, household and over-the-counter products in international markets, and Specialty Products Division (SPD), a producer of sodium bicarbonate. The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.

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