M&R Capital Management Inc. Has $10,129,000 Position in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (CHD)

M&R Capital Management Inc. held its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) during the fourth quarter, according to its most recent 13F filing with the SEC. The firm owned 229,224 shares of the company’s stock at the end of the fourth quarter. Church & Dwight Company comprises about 2.7% of M&R Capital Management Inc.’s holdings, making the stock its 5th largest position. M&R Capital Management Inc. owned about 0.09% of Church & Dwight Company worth $10,129,000 at the end of the most recent reporting period.

Other large investors have also modified their holdings of the company. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 100.5% in the third quarter. BlackRock Institutional Trust Company N.A. now owns 7,794,263 shares of the company’s stock valued at $373,501,000 after buying an additional 3,906,157 shares during the last quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 89.3% in the third quarter. Neuberger Berman Group LLC now owns 7,950,594 shares of the company’s stock valued at $380,993,000 after buying an additional 3,749,858 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 103.8% in the third quarter. BlackRock Fund Advisors now owns 6,912,635 shares of the company’s stock valued at $331,253,000 after buying an additional 3,521,149 shares during the last quarter. Northern Trust Corp increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 102.0% in the third quarter. Northern Trust Corp now owns 3,392,908 shares of the company’s stock valued at $162,589,000 after buying an additional 1,713,210 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Wells Fargo & Company MN increased its stake in shares of Church & Dwight Company by 95.9% in the third quarter. Wells Fargo & Company MN now owns 3,173,715 shares of the company’s stock valued at $152,085,000 after buying an additional 1,553,303 shares during the last quarter. Hedge funds and other institutional investors 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) opened at 48.24 on Friday. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a 52-week low of $42.56 and a 52-week high of $53.68. The stock has a 50 day moving average price of $45.25 and a 200-day moving average price of $46.72. The firm 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 announced its earnings results on Tuesday, February 7th. The company reported $0.44 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, beating analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.42 by $0.02. The company 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 firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.6% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company earned $0.82 earnings per share. On average, equities analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.90 EPS for the current fiscal year.

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

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Several research analysts have commented on CHD shares. Wells Fargo & Company restated a “market perform” rating on shares of Church & Dwight Company in a report on Tuesday, November 15th. Jefferies Group LLC restated a “buy” rating and set a $53.00 price objective (down from $59.00) on shares of Church & Dwight Company in a report on Monday, November 7th. Zacks Investment Research downgraded Church & Dwight Company from a “hold” rating to a “sell” rating in a report on Wednesday, January 4th. Deutsche Bank AG downgraded Church & Dwight Company from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating and reduced their price objective for the stock from $48.00 to $46.00 in a report on Wednesday, January 18th. Finally, Barclays PLC restated a “sell” rating and set a $38.00 price objective on shares of Church & Dwight Company in a report on Tuesday, January 10th. Three analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, ten have assigned a hold rating and one has given a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company presently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $48.29.

In related news, EVP Richard A. Dierker acquired 1,000 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 21st. The shares were acquired at an average price of $44.82 per share, with a total value of $44,820.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now owns 5,200 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $233,064. The acquisition was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available at this hyperlink. Also, EVP Britta Bomhard acquired 4,087 shares of the business’s stock in a transaction dated Monday, November 14th. The shares were bought at an average cost of $43.97 per share, for a total transaction of $179,705.39. Following the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 4,087 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $179,705.39. The disclosure for this purchase can be found here. 2.17% of the stock is currently owned by corporate insiders.

Church & Dwight Company Company Profile

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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