Seizert Capital Partners LLC raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 5.2% in the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 921,588 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 45,454 shares during the period. Church & Dwight makes up 1.6% of Seizert Capital Partners LLC’s holdings, making the stock its 23rd biggest holding. Seizert Capital Partners LLC owned approximately 0.37% of Church & Dwight worth $44,651,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC).

Several other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently made changes to their positions in CHD. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 5.6% during the second quarter. YorkBridge Wealth Partners LLC now owns 2,032 shares of the company’s stock valued at $106,000 after acquiring an additional 108 shares during the last quarter. Tredje AP fonden acquired a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight during the second quarter valued at about $140,000. Acrospire Investment Management LLC increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 274.8% during the second quarter. Acrospire Investment Management LLC now owns 3,137 shares of the company’s stock valued at $163,000 after acquiring an additional 2,300 shares during the last quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 9.6% during the second quarter. Parallel Advisors LLC now owns 3,616 shares of the company’s stock valued at $193,000 after acquiring an additional 317 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Quantitative Systematic Strategies LLC acquired a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight during the second quarter valued at about $203,000. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.87% of the company’s stock.

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In other Church & Dwight news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total value of $8,950,382.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 46,348 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,331,304.40. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total transaction of $484,345.12. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 56,497 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,815,810.48. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 198,858 shares of company stock valued at $9,996,631 in the last ninety days. 2.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, November 2nd. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 12.32% and a return on equity of 24.82%. The company had revenue of $967.90 million during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $937.20 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.47 earnings per share. Church & Dwight’s revenue for the quarter was up 11.2% on a year-over-year basis.

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, December 1st. Shareholders of record on Wednesday, November 15th will be given a $0.19 dividend. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.70%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Tuesday, November 14th. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 43.68%.

A number of equities research analysts have weighed in on the stock. BMO Capital Markets set a $50.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price target for the company in a research report on Friday, July 7th. KeyCorp reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Monday, October 16th. UBS AG reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $48.00 price objective (up previously from $46.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Tuesday, July 18th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation raised their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight from $51.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research note on Monday, July 10th. Five analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $51.26.

Church & Dwight Company Profile

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. 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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Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD)

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