Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Shares Sold by Rosenbaum Jay D.

Rosenbaum Jay D. trimmed its holdings in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 2.6% during the second quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The institutional investor owned 5,725 shares of the company’s stock after selling 150 shares during the quarter. Rosenbaum Jay D.’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $418,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

A number of other institutional investors and hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in CHD. 6 Meridian raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.9% during the 2nd quarter. 6 Meridian now owns 7,214 shares of the company’s stock valued at $527,000 after buying an additional 136 shares during the period. West Oak Capital LLC raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 11.9% during the 2nd quarter. West Oak Capital LLC now owns 1,317 shares of the company’s stock valued at $96,000 after buying an additional 140 shares during the period. Strategic Financial Services Inc raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 0.4% during the 1st quarter. Strategic Financial Services Inc now owns 35,536 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,531,000 after buying an additional 145 shares during the period. Patten Group Inc. raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.9% during the 1st quarter. Patten Group Inc. now owns 3,204 shares of the company’s stock valued at $228,000 after buying an additional 150 shares during the period. Finally, Tompkins Financial Corp raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 3.5% during the 1st quarter. Tompkins Financial Corp now owns 4,937 shares of the company’s stock valued at $293,000 after buying an additional 169 shares during the period. 81.68% of the stock is currently owned by institutional investors and hedge funds.

In other news, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 10,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, August 13th. The shares were sold at an average price of $78.34, for a total value of $783,400.00. Following the completion of the sale, the director now directly owns 49,702 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $3,893,654.68. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through this link. Also, VP Richard A. Dierker sold 12,000 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction dated Tuesday, May 21st. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.35, for a total transaction of $892,200.00. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now directly owns 19,589 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,456,442.15. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 55,084 shares of company stock valued at $4,248,398 over the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

CHD traded up $1.24 on Thursday, reaching $78.91. The company had a trading volume of 396,001 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,225,664. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a 1 year low of $54.46 and a 1 year high of $79.22. The company has a market cap of $19.02 billion, a PE ratio of 34.76, a PEG ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.18. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.69, a current ratio of 0.78 and a quick ratio of 0.44. The stock’s 50-day simple moving average is $75.15.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its earnings results on Wednesday, July 31st. The company reported $0.57 EPS for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.52 by $0.05. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 14.24% and a return on equity of 24.57%. The business had revenue of $1.08 billion during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.07 billion. During the same period in the prior year, the company earned $0.49 earnings per share. The business’s revenue was up 5.0% compared to the same quarter last year. On average, equities analysts expect that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.48 earnings per share for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Tuesday, September 3rd. Stockholders of record on Thursday, August 15th will be issued a $0.228 dividend. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, August 14th. This represents a $0.91 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.16%. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is 40.09%.

CHD has been the topic of a number of research analyst reports. Citigroup lowered Church & Dwight from a “neutral” rating to a “sell” rating and set a $73.80 target price on the stock. in a research report on Thursday, May 2nd. SunTrust Banks boosted their price target on shares of Church & Dwight to $80.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Thursday, May 23rd. Zacks Investment Research downgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $77.00 target price for the company. in a research note on Thursday, May 30th. Atlantic Securities downgraded shares of Church & Dwight from an “overweight” rating to a “neutral” rating in a research note on Monday, May 13th. Finally, Stifel Nicolaus boosted their target price on shares of Church & Dwight from $71.00 to $74.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, August 1st. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have given a hold rating and five have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $71.16.

Church & Dwight 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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