Legacy Capital Partners Inc. Has $2.16 Million Stock Holdings in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD)

Legacy Capital Partners Inc. cut its position in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 1.4% in the 3rd quarter, according to the company in its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The firm owned 28,699 shares of the company’s stock after selling 400 shares during the period. Legacy Capital Partners Inc.’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $2,159,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 45.7% in the 2nd quarter. Los Angeles Capital Management & Equity Research Inc. now owns 412,431 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,132,000 after buying an additional 129,350 shares during the period. Bank of Montreal Can grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 46.9% in the 2nd quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 381,895 shares of the company’s stock valued at $27,900,000 after buying an additional 121,871 shares during the period. GAM Holding AG grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 3.8% in the 2nd quarter. GAM Holding AG now owns 199,120 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,548,000 after buying an additional 7,239 shares during the period. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.9% in the 2nd quarter. Daiwa Securities Group Inc. now owns 9,594 shares of the company’s stock valued at $701,000 after buying an additional 450 shares during the period. Finally, Sigma Planning Corp grew its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 24.3% in the 2nd quarter. Sigma Planning Corp now owns 10,472 shares of the company’s stock valued at $765,000 after buying an additional 2,047 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 81.43% of the company’s stock.

In other Church & Dwight news, Director James Craigie sold 4,000 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, September 3rd. The shares were sold at an average price of $80.31, for a total transaction of $321,240.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 9,806 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $787,519.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this link. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 10,000 shares of Church & Dwight stock in a transaction that occurred on Tuesday, August 13th. The stock was sold at an average price of $78.34, for a total transaction of $783,400.00. Following the transaction, the director now directly owns 49,702 shares in the company, valued at approximately $3,893,654.68. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have acquired 8,704 shares of company stock worth $621,301 and have sold 90,418 shares worth $7,198,251. 2.00% of the stock is owned by company insiders.

Shares of Church & Dwight stock traded up $0.51 during mid-day trading on Tuesday, hitting $74.21. 709,508 shares of the stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,491,947. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a 12 month low of $57.36 and a 12 month high of $80.99. The company has a 50-day simple moving average of $74.65 and a 200 day simple moving average of $75.13. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a quick ratio of 0.44 and a current ratio of 0.78. The company has a market capitalization of $18.26 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.69, a P/E/G ratio of 3.39 and a beta of 0.13.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last posted its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.52 by $0.05. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 14.24% and a return on equity of 24.57%. The firm had revenue of $1.08 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.07 billion. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.49 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. Analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.49 EPS for the current year.

CHD has been the topic of several recent research reports. Stifel Nicolaus raised their price target on shares of Church & Dwight from $71.00 to $74.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Thursday, August 1st. Bank of America raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “neutral” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $83.00 price target on the stock in a research report on Friday, September 27th. Oppenheimer reaffirmed a “buy” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Tuesday, September 10th. Jefferies Financial Group set a $86.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, September 13th. Finally, ValuEngine cut shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, October 2nd. Two equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and five have given a buy rating to the company’s stock. Church & Dwight currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.93.

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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