Capital Analysts LLC lowered its position in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 51,553 shares of the company’s stock after selling 303 shares during the period. Capital Analysts LLC’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $2,675,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Other institutional investors have also bought and sold shares of the company. LaFleur & Godfrey LLC acquired a new position in Church & Dwight during the first quarter worth about $5,696,000. BB&T Securities LLC boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 437.9% in the first quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 280,837 shares of the company’s stock worth $14,005,000 after buying an additional 228,629 shares in the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.0% in the first quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 9,380 shares of the company’s stock worth $468,000 after buying an additional 360 shares in the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 2,267.4% in the first quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,461,970 shares of the company’s stock worth $970,569,000 after buying an additional 18,639,877 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Trust Co. of Vermont boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.2% in the second quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 97,476 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,057,000 after buying an additional 1,158 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 79.63% of the company’s stock.

Shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE CHD) opened at 49.74 on Tuesday. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 12 month low of $42.56 and a 12 month high of $54.18. The stock’s 50 day moving average price is $51.57 and its 200 day moving average price is $50.83. The stock has a market capitalization of $12.41 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 29.41 and a beta of 0.57.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The firm had revenue of $898 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $903.87 million. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business earned $0.85 EPS. Church & Dwight’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts expect that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be paid a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.53%. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio is presently 44.97%.

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CHD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $59.00 target price on the stock in a report on Wednesday, June 7th. KeyCorp reiterated a “hold” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Friday. BidaskClub upgraded Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a report on Saturday, June 17th. Royal Bank Of Canada reiterated a “sector perform” rating and issued a $45.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Friday, May 5th. Finally, UBS AG reiterated a “sell” rating and issued a $48.00 target price (up from $46.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Tuesday, July 18th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.07.

In related news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total value of $8,950,382.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 46,348 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,331,304.40. The sale was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which is available through the SEC website. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total value of $484,345.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now 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. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Church & Dwight

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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