Unigestion Holding SA increased its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 55.5% during the third quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The fund owned 200,318 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 71,499 shares during the period. Unigestion Holding SA owned 0.08% of Church & Dwight worth $15,071,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Other institutional investors and hedge funds have also recently modified their holdings of the company. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. increased its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 244.6% in the third quarter. Shine Investment Advisory Services Inc. now owns 348 shares of the company’s stock valued at $26,000 after purchasing an additional 247 shares during the last quarter. Meeder Asset Management Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter valued at $26,000. Advocacy Wealth Management Services LLC acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter valued at $29,000. Stonebridge Capital Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the second quarter valued at $29,000. Finally, CWM LLC increased its holdings in shares of Church & Dwight by 71.6% in the third quarter. CWM LLC now owns 405 shares of the company’s stock valued at $30,000 after purchasing an additional 169 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 80.93% of the company’s stock.
In other news, CEO Matthew Farrell acquired 7,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, September 16th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $71.32 per share, with a total value of $499,240.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the chief executive officer now directly owns 111,362 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $7,942,337.84. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, EVP Maynadier Patrick D. De sold 37,500 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 19th. The stock was sold at an average price of $80.00, for a total transaction of $3,000,000.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now directly owns 47,231 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $3,778,480. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last ninety days, insiders have purchased 9,004 shares of company stock valued at $641,458 and have sold 90,418 shares valued at $7,198,251. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.
Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, October 31st. The company reported $0.66 earnings per share for the quarter, topping the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.05. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 14.33% and a return on equity of 24.91%. The business had revenue of $1.09 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.10 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.58 earnings per share. Church & Dwight’s revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, research analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.48 earnings per share for the current year.
The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, December 2nd. Investors of record on Friday, November 15th will be given a dividend of $0.2275 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Thursday, November 14th. This represents a $0.91 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.35%. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio is 40.09%.
Several research firms recently commented on CHD. Citigroup upgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $71.00 price target on the stock in a research note on Friday, November 1st. Barclays restated a “sell” rating and issued a $62.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Sunday, November 3rd. Jefferies Financial Group set a $86.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, September 13th. ValuEngine downgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Wednesday, October 2nd. Finally, Oppenheimer set a $85.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, November 1st. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have assigned a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The company has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $73.47.
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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