Level Four Advisory Services LLC Buys 515 Shares of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD)

Level Four Advisory Services LLC grew its stake in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHDFree Report) by 1.3% during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm owned 40,173 shares of the company’s stock after purchasing an additional 515 shares during the period. Level Four Advisory Services LLC’s holdings in Church & Dwight were worth $3,799,000 as of its most recent SEC filing.

Other hedge funds also recently modified their holdings of the company. Financial Advocates Investment Management raised its position in Church & Dwight by 6.7% in the fourth quarter. Financial Advocates Investment Management now owns 2,477 shares of the company’s stock worth $234,000 after acquiring an additional 155 shares during the period. NorthRock Partners LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 14.1% in the fourth quarter. NorthRock Partners LLC now owns 2,823 shares of the company’s stock worth $267,000 after purchasing an additional 348 shares in the last quarter. Great Lakes Advisors LLC bought a new stake in shares of Church & Dwight in the fourth quarter valued at approximately $652,000. First National Advisers LLC lifted its stake in shares of Church & Dwight by 36.9% during the 4th quarter. First National Advisers LLC now owns 21,539 shares of the company’s stock valued at $2,036,000 after buying an additional 5,800 shares in the last quarter. Finally, Taylor Hoffman Wealth Management lifted its position in shares of Church & Dwight by 2.1% during the fourth quarter. Taylor Hoffman Wealth Management now owns 36,230 shares of the company’s stock worth $3,426,000 after acquiring an additional 729 shares in the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 86.60% of the company’s stock.

Church & Dwight Stock Down 0.3 %

NYSE:CHD traded down $0.29 during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $106.39. 829,712 shares of the company’s stock were exchanged, compared to its average volume of 1,174,518. The business has a fifty day moving average price of $104.75 and a 200 day moving average price of $98.88. The company has a market cap of $26.01 billion, a PE ratio of 33.77, a P/E/G ratio of 3.48 and a beta of 0.51. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has a one year low of $82.25 and a one year high of $108.68. The company has a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.54, a current ratio of 1.33 and a quick ratio of 0.82.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHDGet Free Report) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, May 2nd. The company reported $0.96 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.86 by $0.10. The company had revenue of $1.50 billion for the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $1.49 billion. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 13.13% and a return on equity of 20.35%. Church & Dwight’s revenue was up 5.1% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the business posted $0.85 EPS. Equities analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. will post 3.46 EPS for the current year.

Church & Dwight Dividend Announcement

The company also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Monday, June 3rd. Investors of record on Wednesday, May 15th will be issued a $0.2838 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Tuesday, May 14th. This represents a $1.14 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.07%. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is currently 35.87%.

Analyst Upgrades and Downgrades

Several research analysts have recently weighed in on CHD shares. UBS Group upped their price target on shares of Church & Dwight from $99.00 to $105.00 and gave the stock a “neutral” rating in a report on Monday, February 5th. JPMorgan Chase & Co. dropped their price target on Church & Dwight from $98.00 to $97.00 and set an “underweight” rating for the company in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. The Goldman Sachs Group started coverage on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Friday, March 1st. They set a “buy” rating and a $110.00 price target on the stock. HSBC boosted their target price on Church & Dwight from $110.00 to $114.00 and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research note on Friday, May 3rd. Finally, Bank of America boosted their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight from $100.00 to $104.00 and gave the company a “neutral” rating in a research report on Monday, April 15th. Three equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and six have assigned a buy rating to the company. According to data from MarketBeat.com, the stock currently has an average rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $105.56.

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Insider Activity at Church & Dwight

In other news, EVP Brian D. Buchert sold 12,120 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Wednesday, March 6th. The stock was sold at an average price of $102.84, for a total value of $1,246,420.80. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 6,120 shares in the company, valued at $629,380.80. The transaction was disclosed in a document filed with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which can be accessed through the SEC website. In related news, EVP Brian D. Buchert sold 12,120 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, March 6th. The shares were sold at an average price of $102.84, for a total value of $1,246,420.80. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 6,120 shares in the company, valued at $629,380.80. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is available at the SEC website. Also, EVP Michael Read sold 9,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction on Monday, March 4th. The shares were sold at an average price of $100.95, for a total transaction of $908,550.00. Following the sale, the executive vice president now owns 10,325 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $1,042,308.75. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 376,972 shares of company stock valued at $39,133,366. 2.00% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.

Church & Dwight Company Profile

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Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates in three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division. The company offers cat litters, carpet deodorizers, laundry detergents, and baking soda, as well as other baking soda based products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators under the TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesics 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; water flossers and showerheads under the WATERPIK brand; cold shortening and relief products under the ZICAM brand; oral care products under the THERABREATH brand; and acne treatment products under the HERO brand.

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