IFM Investors Pty Ltd lifted its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 15.0% in the first quarter, according to its most recent filing with the SEC. The firm owned 16,895 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 2,210 shares during the period. IFM Investors Pty Ltd’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $1,203,000 as of its most recent filing with the SEC.

Several other large investors have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund lifted its holdings in Church & Dwight by 15,536.8% during the 4th quarter. Oregon Public Employees Retirement Fund now owns 4,184,243 shares of the company’s stock valued at $64,000 after purchasing an additional 4,157,484 shares during the last quarter. Morgan Stanley lifted its holdings in Church & Dwight by 425.0% during the 3rd quarter. Morgan Stanley now owns 4,795,962 shares of the company’s stock valued at $284,736,000 after purchasing an additional 3,882,426 shares during the last quarter. Norges Bank bought a new position in Church & Dwight during the 4th quarter valued at about $110,532,000. BlackRock Inc. lifted its holdings in Church & Dwight by 5.6% during the 4th quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 20,229,813 shares of the company’s stock valued at $1,330,311,000 after purchasing an additional 1,071,381 shares during the last quarter. Finally, APG Asset Management N.V. lifted its holdings in Church & Dwight by 559.2% during the 4th quarter. APG Asset Management N.V. now owns 711,182 shares of the company’s stock valued at $40,911,000 after purchasing an additional 603,300 shares during the last quarter. 82.51% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Shares of NYSE:CHD opened at $73.83 on Monday. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a one year low of $44.87 and a one year high of $74.49. The company has a quick ratio of 0.52, a current ratio of 0.81 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61. The company has a market cap of $18.16 billion, a PE ratio of 32.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.23.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last issued its quarterly earnings results on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.58 by ($0.01). Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.80% and a net margin of 13.72%. The business had revenue of $1.07 billion for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $1.07 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the firm earned $0.52 EPS. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.47 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts have weighed in on CHD shares. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $61.00 target price for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 5th. Deutsche Bank raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $60.46 target price for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. Morgan Stanley raised shares of Church & Dwight from an “underweight” rating to an “equal weight” rating in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer reaffirmed an “outperform” rating and issued a $73.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $66.85.

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Church & Dwight Company Profile

Church & Dwight Co, Inc engages in the development, manufacture, and market of household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products. The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as laundry detergents, fabric softener sheets, cat litter, and household cleaning products; and personal care products including antiperspirants, oral care products, depilatories, reproductive health products, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and dietary supplements.

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