Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Shares Bought by S&CO Inc.
S&CO Inc. raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 0.0% in the 2nd quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission. The firm owned 715,186 shares of the company’s stock after buying an additional 260 shares during the quarter. Church & Dwight comprises 5.7% of S&CO Inc.’s portfolio, making the stock its biggest position. S&CO Inc. owned 0.29% of Church & Dwight worth $52,251,000 as of its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission.
Several other institutional investors also recently bought and sold shares of CHD. Geode Capital Management LLC grew its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 13.4% in the 4th quarter. Geode Capital Management LLC now owns 3,403,820 shares of the company’s stock valued at $223,470,000 after purchasing an additional 403,357 shares during the period. Northern Trust Corp grew its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 2.7% in the 1st quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 2,948,593 shares of the company’s stock valued at $210,028,000 after purchasing an additional 77,370 shares during the period. Deutsche Bank AG grew its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 17.7% in the 4th quarter. Deutsche Bank AG now owns 2,284,838 shares of the company’s stock valued at $150,244,000 after purchasing an additional 343,079 shares during the period. Janus Henderson Group PLC grew its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 95.5% in the 1st quarter. Janus Henderson Group PLC now owns 2,261,846 shares of the company’s stock valued at $161,112,000 after purchasing an additional 1,105,055 shares during the period. Finally, FMR LLC grew its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 1.6% in the 4th quarter. FMR LLC now owns 2,250,362 shares of the company’s stock valued at $147,984,000 after purchasing an additional 35,414 shares during the period. Institutional investors own 82.36% of the company’s stock.
In related news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 14,500 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 16th. The stock was sold at an average price of $74.21, for a total value of $1,076,045.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 38,766 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,876,824.86. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through this hyperlink. Also, VP Steven J. Katz sold 11,760 shares of the stock in a transaction on Thursday, May 16th. The shares were sold at an average price of $74.32, for a total value of $874,003.20. Following the completion of the sale, the vice president now owns 13,018 shares in the company, valued at approximately $967,497.76. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 159,516 shares of company stock worth $11,866,800. Company insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.
Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.70 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.66 by $0.04. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.62% and a net margin of 14.02%. The company had revenue of $1.04 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.04 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the business posted $0.63 EPS. The business’s revenue was up 3.8% compared to the same quarter last year. Sell-side analysts expect that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.48 EPS for the current year.
Several equities analysts recently issued reports on the company. Oppenheimer boosted their price objective on Check Point Software Technologies from $130.00 to $145.00 and gave the company an “outperform” rating in a research report on Monday, April 15th. Jefferies Financial Group reiterated a “sell” rating on shares of Molson Coors Brewing in a research report on Wednesday, April 10th. Atlantic Securities upgraded Merck & Co., Inc. from a “neutral” rating to an “overweight” rating in a research report on Monday, May 13th. They noted that the move was a valuation call. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Icon from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $157.00 price objective for the company in a research report on Thursday, May 30th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets set a $66.00 price objective on CyrusOne and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Friday, May 3rd. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have given a hold rating and five have assigned a buy rating to the stock. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $68.52.
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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