Bath Savings Trust Co boosted its stake in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.9% during the 3rd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The institutional investor owned 195,335 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,705 shares during the quarter. Church & Dwight accounts for 2.5% of Bath Savings Trust Co’s portfolio, making the stock its 9th largest position. Bath Savings Trust Co owned approximately 0.08% of Church & Dwight worth $9,463,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds also recently bought and sold shares of the company. Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc. lifted its position in Church & Dwight by 2.6% in the 2nd 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. Engineers Gate Manager LP bought a new stake in Church & Dwight in the 2nd quarter valued at $1,136,000. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans lifted its position in Church & Dwight by 4.0% in the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 9,380 shares of the company’s stock valued at $468,000 after acquiring an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. lifted its position in Church & Dwight by 2,267.4% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,461,970 shares of the company’s stock valued at $970,569,000 after acquiring an additional 18,639,877 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co. of Vermont lifted its position in Church & Dwight by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 97,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,057,000 after acquiring an additional 1,158 shares in the last quarter. 79.52% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In related news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total transaction of $8,950,382.00. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,348 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,331,304.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, VP Steven J. Katz sold 11,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Thursday, August 31st. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.17, for a total transaction of $561,904.00. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 4,458 shares in the company, valued at $223,657.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders have sold 198,858 shares of company stock worth $9,996,631 over the last three months. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

Shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) traded down 0.33% during midday trading on Tuesday, reaching $47.70. 363,937 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a market cap of $11.90 billion, a P/E ratio of 28.21 and a beta of 0.60. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $48.88 and a 200-day moving average of $50.68. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 12 month low of $42.56 and a 12 month high of $54.18.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.39 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 12.39% and a return on equity of 24.21%. The company had revenue of $898.00 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $903.87 million. During the same period last year, the firm earned $0.85 earnings per share. The firm’s revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

Several equities research analysts recently commented on CHD shares. Jefferies Group LLC reaffirmed a “buy” rating and issued a $63.00 price objective (up from $60.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Tuesday, July 18th. Zacks Investment Research raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $58.00 price objective on the stock in a research report on Friday, July 7th. BidaskClub cut shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 24th. BMO Capital Markets set a $50.00 price objective on shares of Church & Dwight and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, KeyCorp reaffirmed a “hold” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Friday, August 25th. Six research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The stock presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.26.

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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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