Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) is expected to post earnings of $0.71 per share

Wall Street analysts expect Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD – Get a rating) will post earnings per share of $0.71 for the current fiscal quarter, according to Zacks Investment Research. Nine analysts provided Church & Dwight earnings estimates, with the highest EPS estimate of $0.73 and the lowest estimate of $0.70. Church & Dwight posted earnings per share of $0.76 in the same quarter last year, indicating a negative growth rate of 6.6% year over year. The company is expected to release its next results on Monday, January 1.

On average, analysts expect Church & Dwight to report annual earnings of $3.16 per share for the current year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.14 to $3.18. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect the company to post earnings of $3.41 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.25 to $3.51. Zacks earnings per share averages are an average based on a survey of sell-side research firms that cover Church & Dwight.

Church & Dwight (NYSE: CHD – Get a rating) last released its quarterly results on Thursday, April 28. The company reported earnings per share of $0.83 for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.76 by $0.07. The company posted revenue of $1.30 billion in the quarter, versus a consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 22.29% and a net margin of 15.46%. Church & Dwight revenue grew 4.7% year over year. During the same period a year earlier, the company posted EPS of $0.83.

A number of analysts have recently commented on CHD’s shares. Truist Financial raised its price target on Church & Dwight from $100.00 to $120.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a Monday, January 31 report. Atlantic Securities downgraded Church & Dwight from a “neutral” rating to an “underweight” rating and set a price target of $80.00 for the company. in a report from Wednesday, March 2. Morgan Stanley raised its price target on Church & Dwight from $80.00 to $86.00 and gave the stock an “underweight” rating in a Tuesday, April 12 report. Argus downgraded Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Thursday, February 3. To finish, began covering Church & Dwight in a report on Thursday, March 31. They set a “hold” rating for the company. Five analysts rated the stock with a sell rating, eight gave a hold rating and three gave the company’s stock a buy rating. According to data from MarketBeat, Church & Dwight currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus price target of $97.79.

In other news, Director Bradley C. Irwin sold 7,000 shares in a trade dated Wednesday, May 11. The shares were sold at an average price of $97.86, for a total transaction of $685,020.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 41,636 shares of the company, valued at $4,074,498.96. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via the SEC website. Insiders of the company own 1.70% of the shares of the company.

A number of institutional investors and hedge funds have recently increased or reduced their stakes in the stock. First National Bank of Omaha increased its stake in Church & Dwight by 42.1% during the first quarter. First National Bank of Omaha now owns 83,434 shares of the company worth $8,292,000 after acquiring an additional 24,731 shares during the period. M Holdings Securities Inc. acquired a new equity stake in Church & Dwight in the first quarter valued at approximately $240,000. Advisory Services Network LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 19.6% in the first quarter. Advisory Services Network LLC now owns 19,018 shares of the company valued at $1,891,000 after purchasing an additional 3,114 shares during the period. Toroso Investments LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 12.4% in the first quarter. Toroso Investments LLC now owns 5,187 shares of the company valued at $515,000 after purchasing an additional 572 shares during the period. Finally, Gabelli Funds LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 2.5% in the first quarter. Gabelli Funds LLC now owns 167,000 shares of the company valued at $16,596,000 after purchasing an additional 4,000 shares during the period. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.81% of the company’s shares.

Shares of CHD opened at $90.33 on Friday. The stock has a fifty-day moving average of $98.32 and a two-hundred-day moving average of $98.12. The company has a debt ratio of 0.47, a quick ratio of 0.33 and a current ratio of 0.65. The company has a market capitalization of $21.93 billion, a PE ratio of 27.71, a growth price-earnings ratio of 3.50 and a beta of 0.42. Church & Dwight has a fifty-two week low of $80.76 and a fifty-two week high of $105.28.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 1. Shareholders of record on Monday, May 16 will receive a dividend of $0.2625 per share. The ex-dividend date is Friday, May 13. This represents an annualized dividend of $1.05 and a dividend yield of 1.16%. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is 32.21%.

Church & Dwight Corporate Profile (Get a rating)

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets household, personal care and specialty products. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division. The company offers cat litter, carpet deodorizers, laundry detergents and baking soda, as well as other baking soda products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants and vibrators under the TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the trade mark SPINBRUSH; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesics under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gel food supplements under the L’IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand; IMPECCABLE products; shortening and cold relief products under the ZICAM brand; and oral care products under the THERABREATH brand.

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