Huntington National Bank held its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 305,790 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the second quarter. Huntington National Bank’s holdings in Church & Dwight Co. were worth $26,121,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 0.9% in the second quarter. Checchi Capital Advisers LLC now owns 1,108 shares of the company’s stock valued at $114,000 after buying an additional 10 shares in the last quarter. Macguire Cheswick & Tuttle Investment Counsel LLC bought a new position in Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter valued at approximately $206,000. Sentinel Trust Co. LBA bought a new position in Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter valued at approximately $209,000. Washington Trust Bank raised its position in Church & Dwight Co. by 2.7% in the second quarter. Washington Trust Bank now owns 2,078 shares of the company’s stock valued at $214,000 after buying an additional 55 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bristlecone Advisors LLC bought a new position in Church & Dwight Co. during the first quarter valued at approximately $258,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 40.08% of the company’s stock.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.30% during mid-day trading on Monday, reaching $46.94. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,062,561 shares. Church & Dwight Co. has a one year low of $38.42 and a one year high of $53.68. The stock’s 50 day moving average is $49.27 and its 200 day moving average is $48.43. The firm has a market cap of $12.09 billion, a PE ratio of 27.35 and a beta of 0.32.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.05. Church & Dwight Co. had a return on equity of 22.69% and a net margin of 13.12%. The business earned $877.40 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $869.23 million. During the same period last year, the business posted $0.73 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight Co. will post $1.77 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Thursday, September 1st. Investors of record on Monday, August 15th were issued a $0.355 dividend. The ex-dividend date was Thursday, August 11th. This represents a $1.42 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 3.03%. Church & Dwight Co.’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is presently 41.40%.

Several research firms have recently commented on CHD. Zacks Investment Research lowered Church & Dwight Co. from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Tuesday, June 7th. Stifel Nicolaus reissued a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up from $48.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Friday. Jefferies Group reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $58.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research report on Monday, August 15th. Barclays PLC reduced their price target on Church & Dwight Co. to $47.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research report on Tuesday, September 6th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG boosted their price target on Church & Dwight Co. from $51.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, August 5th. Three investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have issued a hold rating and three have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $50.65.

In related news, VP Louis Tursi sold 55,000 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction on Wednesday, August 10th. The stock was sold at an average price of $100.75, for a total value of $5,541,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 49,733 shares in the company, valued at $5,010,599.75. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, VP Paul A. Siracusa sold 3,293 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction on Tuesday, September 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total value of $164,748.79. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 4,448 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $222,533.44. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. 2.17% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

About Church & Dwight Co.

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. 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.

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