Church & Dwight (CHD) Receiving Somewhat Positive News Coverage, Accern Reports

Media coverage about Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) has been trending somewhat positive recently, according to Accern Sentiment. The research group identifies negative and positive news coverage by monitoring more than twenty million news and blog sources. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Church & Dwight earned a daily sentiment score of 0.15 on Accern’s scale. Accern also gave press coverage about the company an impact score of 47.0834208879441 out of 100, meaning that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the immediate future.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern’s rankings:

Shares of NYSE CHD traded up $0.08 during trading on Thursday, hitting $46.69. The company had a trading volume of 2,864,596 shares, compared to its average volume of 2,272,113. The company has a quick ratio of 0.43, a current ratio of 0.72 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.84. Church & Dwight has a 12 month low of $46.27 and a 12 month high of $46.66. The company has a market capitalization of $11.38 billion, a P/E ratio of 24.07, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.05 and a beta of 0.41.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last posted its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, May 3rd. The company reported $0.63 EPS for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.61 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 25.47% and a net margin of 19.71%. The firm had revenue of $1.01 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $977.94 million. During the same quarter last year, the company earned $0.52 earnings per share. The business’s revenue for the quarter was up 14.7% compared to the same quarter last year. research analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight will post 2.26 EPS for the current year.

The business also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Tuesday, May 15th will be paid a $0.2175 dividend. This represents a $0.87 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.86%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Monday, May 14th. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 44.85%.

CHD has been the topic of a number of recent research reports. Zacks Investment Research raised Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $54.00 target price on the stock in a report on Thursday, February 8th. Stifel Nicolaus increased their target price on Church & Dwight from $46.00 to $48.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. BMO Capital Markets increased their target price on Church & Dwight from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Wells Fargo reissued a “hold” rating on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Monday, February 5th. Finally, Deutsche Bank downgraded Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and increased their target price for the company from $48.00 to $54.00 in a report on Friday, April 20th. Five research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, seven have given a hold rating and seven have issued a buy rating to the stock. The stock currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.50.

In other news, Director James Craigie sold 24,508 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total value of $1,226,135.24. Following the transaction, the director now owns 52,625 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,632,828.75. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through this link. Also, VP Steven J. Katz sold 12,600 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction dated Friday, March 9th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.66, for a total value of $638,316.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the vice president now directly owns 13,858 shares in the company, valued at approximately $702,046.28. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Insiders sold 444,508 shares of company stock worth $22,359,201 in the last ninety days. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Church & Dwight Company Profile

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and the Specialty Products Division. It offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesic products under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; and water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand.

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