Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC Boosts Position in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD)

Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC boosted its position in shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 30.6% in the first quarter, according to the company in its most recent Form 13F filing with the SEC. The fund owned 5,404 shares of the company’s stock after acquiring an additional 1,267 shares during the quarter. Flagship Harbor Advisors LLC’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $384,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

A number of other institutional investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the stock. Bank of America Corp DE boosted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 4.5% in the fourth quarter. Bank of America Corp DE now owns 2,657,043 shares of the company’s stock worth $174,728,000 after acquiring an additional 113,257 shares during the period. First Financial Bank Trust Division boosted its stake in Church & Dwight by 1.7% during the fourth quarter. First Financial Bank Trust Division now owns 88,740 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,835,000 after buying an additional 1,513 shares during the last quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. boosted its stake in Church & Dwight by 5.3% during the fourth quarter. Natixis Advisors L.P. now owns 51,434 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,382,000 after buying an additional 2,579 shares during the last quarter. Davis R M Inc. boosted its stake in Church & Dwight by 42.0% during the fourth quarter. Davis R M Inc. now owns 10,753 shares of the company’s stock valued at $707,000 after buying an additional 3,183 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Bank of Montreal Can boosted its stake in Church & Dwight by 23.2% during the fourth quarter. Bank of Montreal Can now owns 355,259 shares of the company’s stock valued at $23,363,000 after buying an additional 66,927 shares during the last quarter. Institutional investors own 82.51% of the company’s stock.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on CHD shares. Morgan Stanley set a $58.00 price target on Church & Dwight and gave the company a “sell” rating in a research note on Thursday, December 20th. Zacks Investment Research lowered Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research note on Thursday, January 3rd. Goldman Sachs Group raised Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “neutral” rating and set a $61.00 price target for the company in a research note on Tuesday, February 5th. Deutsche Bank raised Church & Dwight from a “sell” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $60.46 price target for the company in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. Finally, Oppenheimer reissued an “outperform” rating and set a $73.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a research note on Wednesday, February 6th. One analyst has rated the stock with a sell rating, thirteen have issued a hold rating and seven have assigned a buy rating to the company. The stock has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $66.85.

Shares of NYSE:CHD opened at $73.57 on Wednesday. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a 52-week low of $44.87 and a 52-week high of $74.49. The company has a market capitalization of $18.14 billion, a P/E ratio of 32.41, a PEG ratio of 3.56 and a beta of 0.23. The company has a current ratio of 0.81, a quick ratio of 0.52 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.61.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings data on Tuesday, February 5th. The company reported $0.57 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, missing the consensus estimate of $0.58 by ($0.01). Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.80% and a net margin of 13.72%. The firm had revenue of $1.07 billion during the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.07 billion. During the same period last year, the company earned $0.52 EPS. The firm’s revenue for the quarter was up 4.0% compared to the same quarter last year. As a group, equities research analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 2.46 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.

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Church & Dwight Profile

Church & Dwight Co, Inc engages in the development, manufacture, and market of household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates through the following segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products. The Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, such as laundry detergents, fabric softener sheets, cat litter, and household cleaning products; and personal care products including antiperspirants, oral care products, depilatories, reproductive health products, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and dietary supplements.

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