Today, 320 Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) are sold by Alps Advisors Inc.

Today, 320 Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) are sold by Alps Advisors Inc.

Alps Advisors Inc. reduced its position in Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) by 6.9% during the second quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The institutional investor owned 4,343 shares of the company’s stock after selling 320 shares during the period. Alps Advisors Inc.’s holdings in Church & Dwight Co. were worth $447,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds have also added to or reduced their stakes in the company. Boston Advisors LLC increased its stake in Church & Dwight Co. by 2.9% in the second quarter. Boston Advisors LLC now owns 57,192 shares of the company’s stock worth $5,885,000 after buying an additional 1,603 shares in the last quarter. Conning Inc. boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 6.1% in the second quarter. Conning Inc. now owns 2,780 shares of the company’s stock worth $286,000 after buying an additional 160 shares during the last quarter. PGGM Investments boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. by 8.3% in the second quarter. PGGM Investments now owns 111,984 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,522,000 after buying an additional 8,578 shares during the last quarter. Genesee Valley Trust Co. purchased a new position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter worth about $228,000. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can purchased a new position in shares of Church & Dwight Co. during the second quarter worth about $26,716,000. 40.02% of the stock is currently owned by hedge funds and other institutional investors.

Shares of Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.32% during trading on Thursday, hitting $46.41. 1,523,725 shares of the stock traded hands. The firm has a market cap of $11.96 billion, a price-to-earnings ratio of 27.05 and a beta of 0.37. Church & Dwight Co. has a 52-week low of $38.42 and a 52-week high of $53.68. The stock has a 50 day moving average of $48.37 and a 200 day moving average of $48.57.

Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 4th. The company reported $0.85 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.80 by $0.05. The firm had revenue of $877.40 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $869.23 million. Church & Dwight Co. had a return on equity of 22.69% and a net margin of 13.12%. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 3.6% on a year-over-year basis. During the same quarter last year, the firm posted $0.73 earnings per share. Analysts expect that Church & Dwight Co. will post $1.77 EPS for the current year.

A number of equities analysts recently issued reports on the stock. JPMorgan Chase & Co. upped their price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $47.50 to $51.50 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Stifel Nicolaus reiterated a “hold” rating and issued a $50.00 price target (up previously from $48.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Co. in a research note on Friday, September 16th. Jefferies Group upped their price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $56.00 to $58.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Sunday, August 7th. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Church & Dwight Co. from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a research note on Tuesday, July 19th. Finally, Deutsche Bank AG upped their price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $51.00 to $52.00 and gave the stock a “buy” rating in a research note on Friday, August 5th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, five have assigned a hold rating and three have issued a buy rating to the company. The stock presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $50.65.

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 stock was sold at an average price of $99.86, for a total value of $189,634.14. Following the transaction, the director now owns 12,966 shares in the company, valued at $1,294,784.76. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available through the SEC website. Also, VP Louis Tursi sold 55,000 shares of Church & Dwight Co. stock in a transaction dated Wednesday, August 10th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.75, for a total value of $5,541,250.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now owns 49,733 shares in the company, valued at approximately $5,010,599.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders own 2.17% of the company’s stock.

About Church & Dwight Co.

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. 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.

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