The LaFleur & Godfrey LLC Sold shares of Church & Dwight Co. (CHD)

Their 52-Week High and Low are noted here. Jefferies Group also issued estimates for Church & Dwight's Q4 2017 earnings at $0.51 EPS and FY2018 earnings at $2.12 EPS. KeyCorp reaffirmed a "hold" rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Monday, October 16th. Stifel Nicolaus began coverage on Church & Dwight a research report on Monday, July 11th.

On November 6 BMO Capital Markets left the company rating at "Hold" targeting a price of $45.00. Finally, Goldman Sachs Group, Inc. The analyst recommendations from a month ago are 1 Buy, 1 Overweight, 0 Sell, 4 Hold and 0 Underweight. Finally, BidaskClub lowered Church & Dwight from a "hold" rating to a "sell" rating in a research note on Wednesday, August 9th. (NYSE:CHD). The big banks are holding 82.50% of the shares while company insiders are clinging to 0.10%. The company had a trading volume of 3,618,800 shares, compared to its average volume of 1,692,565. The firm has a market cap of $11.37 billion, a PE ratio of 25.71 and a beta of 0.46. The company has a current ratio of 1.05, a quick ratio of 0.70 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 1.08. Church & Dwight Co. has a 52-week low of $38.42 and a 52-week high of $53.68.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, November 2nd. Insiders have acquired a total of 6,546 shares of company stock worth $288,772 over the last 90 days. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.82% and a net margin of 12.32%. The firm earned $870.70 million during the quarter, compared to analysts' expectations of $883.83 million.

Church & Dwight declared that its board has approved a share repurchase plan on Thursday, November 2nd that allows the company to repurchase $500.00 million in outstanding shares. Shares buyback programs are often an indication that the company's board believes its stock is undervalued.

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In other Church & Dwight Co. news, Director Ravichandra Krishnamu Saligram sold 1,899 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction dated Monday, August 8th. The total value of its holdings decreased 5.8%. Following the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 4,458 shares in the company, valued at approximately $223,657.86. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. The last close places the company's stock about $8.64 off its 52 week high of $54.18 and $2.98 above the 52 week low of $42.56. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. The company reported $0.49 earnings per share for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters' consensus estimate of $0.47 by $0.02.

Institutional investors have recently bought and sold shares of the company. The company recorded a rise in short interest from October 13, 2017 to October 31, 2017 of 5.65%. Sterling Capital Management LLC increased its holdings in Church & Dwight by 4.0% in the second quarter. Sell-side analyst recommendations point to a short term price target of $19.2 on the company shares. Huntington National Bank raised its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 3.1% during the 3rd quarter. Its stake was worth $411,583,000 an increase of $192,493,000 as of the end of the quarter. Westpac Banking Corp now owns 115,863 shares of the company's stock worth $5,614,000 after purchasing an additional 100,129 shares in the last quarter.

For this year, Church & Dwight Co., Inc. The Company operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, which includes consumer products, as well as other household and personal care products; Consumer International, which markets a range of personal care products, household and over-the-counter products in international markets, and Specialty Products Division (SPD), a producer of sodium bicarbonate. The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.