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Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD)

Deutsche Bank Downgrades Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD)’s stock to Sell with no specific Price Target. This rating was issued on 10/10/18. The stock recently closed its previous session at $54.87 by showing a percentage change of -1.95% from its previous day closing price of $55.96.

Price Target is basically a projection of future price of a company’s stock by the expert analysis of investment analysts or investment firms. There may be various price targets for a stock. These analysts and investment firms use various valuation methods to decide a price target for a stock.

Several investment firms issued their expert ratings on Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) in which Bank of America Maintains Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) to Underperform by settling a price target of $58 on 10/04/18. Oppenheimer Maintains the stock to Outperform on 9/27/18 by stationing a price target of $66. Atlantic Equities Initiates Coverage On the company’s stock to Overweight on 9/20/18 by setting a price target of $70. Societe Generale Downgrades Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) to Hold with no specific Price Target.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) currently has a consensus Price Target of $56.85. While some analysts have a High Price target for the stock of $70 and a Low Price Target of $44.

Several sell side analysts reviewed their recommendations on Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) where 4 analyst have rated the stock as Strong Buy, 2 analysts said it’s a Buy, 10 rated the stock as Hold, 5 analysts reported Underperform and 0 analysts gave their recommendations as Sell. (Current Month Yahoo Finance Ratings)

Zacks Investment Research also rated the stock with a value of 2.57. This scale runs from 1 to 5 where 1 represents Strong Buy and 5 represents Sell.

In the last Quarter, Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) reported its Actual EPS of $0.49/share. The analysts offering Earnings Estimates for the company were believing that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) could bring EPS of $0.47/share. The difference between Actual EPS and Estimated EPS was 0.02 Percent. Thus the company showed an Earnings Surprise of 4.3 Percent.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has a market capitalization of 13.47 Billion. The stock traded with the volume of 2.54 Million shares in the last trading session. The stock touched its high share price of $60.42 on 10/02/18 and the stock also touched its Lowest price in the last 52-weeks of trading on 11/06/17 as $43.21. The company has a 1 Year high price target of $57.5. The stock is currently trading with a distance of 20-Day Simple Moving Average (SMA20) of -7.35%. The Moving Average SMA50 is -5.06% while SMA200 is 6.13%.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) is currently showing its ROA (Return on Assets) of 13.8%. The Return on Investment (ROI) is at 11.1% while it’s Return on Equity (ROE) value stands at 38.4%. The stock currently shows its YTD (Year to Date) performance of 9.37 percent while its Weekly performance value is -5.88%. The Monthly and Yearly performances are -7.67 percent and 15.76 percent respectively. The Relative Volume value measured for Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) is 1.73. The Average Volume (3 months) is 1.47 Million.

The stock currently has its Annual Dividend of $0.87 and an annual Dividend Yield of 1.59 Percent. CHD has P/E (Price to Earnings ttm) value of 25.33, Forward P/E of 22.41, P/C (Price to cash per share) of 148.52 and Price to Free Cash Flow (P/FCF) value of 26.54. The stock is showing its Operating Margin of 20 percent.

Company Profile:

Church & Dwight, Inc. is the leading U.S. producer of sodium bicarbonate, popularly known as baking soda, a natural product that cleans, deodorized, leavens and buffers. The Company’s ARM & HAMMER? brand is one of the nation’s most trusted trademarks for a broad range of consumer and specialty products developed from the base of bicarbonate and related technologies. Church & Dwight’s consumer products business is organized into two segments: Consumer Domestic, which encompasses both household and personal care products, and Consumer International, which primarily consists of personal care products. The combination of the core ARM & HAMMER? brands and the other ten power brands make Church & Dwight one of the leading consumer packaged goods companies in the United States. It’s third business segment is Specialty Products. This business is a leader in specialty inorganic chemicals, animal nutrition, and specialty cleaners.