Amalgamated Bank lowered its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 2.7% during the fourth quarter, according to the company in its most recent disclosure with the Securities & Exchange Commission. The firm owned 35,091 shares of the company’s stock after selling 964 shares during the period. Amalgamated Bank’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $2,308,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.
A number of other large investors also recently bought and sold shares of the business. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC increased its stake in Church & Dwight by 27.2% during the 4th quarter. Patriot Financial Group Insurance Agency LLC now owns 735 shares of the company’s stock worth $48,000 after buying an additional 157 shares during the period. HCR Wealth Advisors grew its holdings in Church & Dwight by 1.4% during the 4th quarter. HCR Wealth Advisors now owns 12,385 shares of the company’s stock worth $814,000 after acquiring an additional 170 shares in the last quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. grew its holdings in Church & Dwight by 6.4% during the 4th quarter. Stratos Wealth Partners LTD. now owns 4,028 shares of the company’s stock worth $265,000 after acquiring an additional 243 shares in the last quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI grew its holdings in Church & Dwight by 7.0% during the 4th quarter. LVM Capital Management Ltd. MI now owns 3,986 shares of the company’s stock worth $262,000 after acquiring an additional 260 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Albert D Mason Inc. grew its holdings in Church & Dwight by 2.3% during the 4th quarter. Albert D Mason Inc. now owns 12,037 shares of the company’s stock worth $792,000 after acquiring an additional 275 shares in the last quarter. 82.51% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors.
Shares of NYSE CHD traded up $0.18 during midday trading on Friday, reaching $73.83. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,356,020 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,489,837. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61, a current ratio of 0.81 and a quick ratio of 0.52. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a one year low of $44.87 and a one year high of $74.49. The company has a market capitalization of $18.16 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.52, a PEG ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.23.
Several brokerages have weighed in on CHD. Jefferies Financial Group raised their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight from $74.00 to $83.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a report on Wednesday, April 10th. Deutsche Bank lifted their price target on shares of Church & Dwight from $64.00 to $67.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Friday, March 29th. Barclays reaffirmed a “sell” rating and issued a $56.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Thursday, February 7th. Macquarie boosted their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $72.00 to $80.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research note on Friday, March 29th. Finally, Wells Fargo & Co reissued a “hold” rating and set a $62.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Thursday, February 21st. One equities research analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have assigned a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $66.85.
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About Church & Dwight
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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