9,979 Shares in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (CHD) Acquired by Horizon Investments LLC

Horizon Investments LLC acquired a new stake in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) during the fourth quarter, Holdings Channel reports. The firm acquired 9,979 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $441,000.

A number of other large investors also recently added to or reduced their stakes in CHD. Farr Miller & Washington LLC DC raised its stake in Church & Dwight Company by 0.5% in the fourth quarter. Farr Miller & Washington LLC DC now owns 6,200 shares of the company’s stock valued at $274,000 after buying an additional 28 shares in the last quarter. State Street Corp raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 1.4% in the fourth quarter. State Street Corp now owns 11,993,548 shares of the company’s stock worth $529,988,000 after buying an additional 167,568 shares during the period. Formidable Asset Management LLC raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 1.6% in the fourth quarter. Formidable Asset Management LLC now owns 26,265 shares of the company’s stock worth $1,161,000 after buying an additional 417 shares during the period. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 63.8% in the fourth quarter. Commerzbank Aktiengesellschaft FI now owns 48,398 shares of the company’s stock worth $2,139,000 after buying an additional 18,850 shares during the period. Finally, Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK raised its position in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 28.0% in the fourth quarter. Aberdeen Asset Management PLC UK now owns 255,694 shares of the company’s stock worth $11,299,000 after buying an additional 56,011 shares during the period. Institutional investors and hedge funds own 79.56% of the company’s stock.

Institutional Ownership by Quarter for Church & Dwight Company (NYSE:CHD)

Shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.35% during mid-day trading on Friday, hitting $48.24. The company’s stock had a trading volume of 1,826,656 shares. The stock has a 50-day moving average of $45.25 and a 200-day moving average of $46.72. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 12-month low of $42.56 and a 12-month high of $53.68. The company has a market cap of $12.37 billion, a PE ratio of 27.57 and a beta of 0.43.

Church & Dwight Company (NYSE:CHD) last released its earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating the Zacks’ consensus estimate of $0.42 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $896 million for the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $889.23 million. Church & Dwight Company had a return on equity of 23.11% and a net margin of 13.14%. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.82 earnings per share. On average, equities research analysts forecast that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.90 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, March 1st. Investors of record on Tuesday, February 21st will be paid a $0.19 dividend. The ex-dividend date is Thursday, February 16th. This is an increase from Church & Dwight Company’s previous quarterly dividend of $0.18. This represents a $0.76 dividend on an annualized basis and a dividend yield of 1.58%. Church & Dwight Company’s payout ratio is 40.69%.

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A number of research analysts have recently issued reports on the company. Vetr lowered Church & Dwight Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and set a $46.83 target price on the stock. in a research report on Monday, January 23rd. RBC Capital Markets set a $45.00 target price on Church & Dwight Company and gave the company a “hold” rating in a research report on Monday, January 2nd. BMO Capital Markets assumed coverage on Church & Dwight Company in a research report on Friday, December 16th. They set a “market perform” rating and a $47.00 target price on the stock. Barclays PLC reiterated a “sell” rating and set a $38.00 target price on shares of Church & Dwight Company in a research report on Tuesday, January 10th. Finally, Jefferies Group LLC set a $53.00 target price on Church & Dwight Company and gave the company a “buy” rating in a research report on Sunday, January 22nd. Three research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.29.

In other Church & Dwight Company news, EVP Richard A. Dierker purchased 1,000 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 21st. The shares were purchased at an average cost of $44.82 per share, for a total transaction of $44,820.00. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now directly owns 5,200 shares in the company, valued at $233,064. The acquisition was disclosed in a document filed with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. Also, EVP Britta Bomhard purchased 4,087 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, November 14th. The stock was acquired at an average price of $43.97 per share, for a total transaction of $179,705.39. Following the completion of the purchase, the executive vice president now owns 4,087 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $179,705.39. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.17% of the stock is owned by insiders.

About Church & Dwight Company

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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