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

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

According to Zacks, analysts expect Church & Dwight to report annual earnings of $3.16 per share for the current fiscal year, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.14 to $3.18. For next year, analysts expect the company to post earnings of $3.41 per share, with EPS estimates ranging from $3.25 to $3.51. Zacks Investment Research’s EPS averages are an average average based on a survey of sell-side analysts who provide coverage for Church & Dwight.

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

A number of brokerages have published reports on CHD. Argus cut shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a Thursday, February 3, report. Zacks Investment Research upgraded shares of Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a price target of $109.00 for the company in a Tuesday, April 12 research report. Barclays cut its price target on Church & Dwight shares from $86.00 to $81.00 in a Monday May 2 research report. StockNews.com launched coverage on Church & Dwight shares in a research report on Thursday, March 31. They issued a “hold” rating for the company. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group cut its price target on Church & Dwight shares from $105.00 to $101.00 in a Tuesday, March 29 research report. Four research 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 $98.07.

In related news, the director Penny W Award. sold 16,718 shares of the company in a transaction that took place on Friday, February 11. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.39, for a total transaction of $1,644,884.02. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, accessible via the SEC website. 1.70% of the shares are held by insiders of the company.

A number of large investors have been buying and selling shares of CHD recently. EverSource Wealth Advisors LLC purchased a new stake in Church & Dwight stock during Q4 for $29,000. Evolution Advisers Inc. purchased a new stake in Church & Dwight stock during Q4 for $30,000. Riverview Trust Co purchased a new equity stake in Church & Dwight during Q1 for $30,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. bought a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight during Q4 for $35,000. Finally, US Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight during the 1st quarter with a value of $36,000. 84.81% of the shares are held by institutional investors and hedge funds.

Shares of CHD opened at $95.73 on Friday. The company’s fifty-day simple moving average is $99.53 and its two-hundred-day simple moving average is $97.40. The company has a debt ratio of 0.47, a current ratio of 0.65 and a quick ratio of 0.33. Church & Dwight has a 1-year low of $80.76 and a 1-year high of $105.28. The stock has a market capitalization of $23.24 billion, a price-earnings ratio of 29.37, a PEG ratio of 3.82 and a beta of 0.42.

The company also recently announced 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 1.10%. 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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