Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD)‘s stock had its “hold” rating restated by equities researchers at BMO Capital Markets in a research report issued on Monday, Analyst RN reports. They currently have a $62.00 price target on the stock. BMO Capital Markets’ target price suggests a potential downside of 4.66% from the company’s current price.
Several other analysts have also recently commented on the stock. Analysts at Jefferies Group raised their price target on shares of Church & Dwight Co. from $72.00 to $75.00 in a research note to investors on Monday. They now have a “buy” rating on the stock. Finally, analysts at Deutsche Bank upgraded shares of Church & Dwight Co. from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research note to investors on Tuesday, September 17th. They now have a $66.00 price target on the stock, up previously from $64.00. Two research analysts have rated the stock with a hold rating and eight have assigned a buy rating to the company’s stock. The company currently has a consensus rating of “Buy” and a consensus price target of $68.50.
Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) opened at 65.03 on Monday. Church & Dwight Co. has a 1-year low of $49.66 and a 1-year high of $66.00. The stock’s 50-day moving average is $61.93 and its 200-day moving average is $61.91. The company has a market cap of $9.026 billion and a price-to-earnings ratio of 24.01.
Church & Dwight Co. (NYSE:CHD) last announced its earnings results on Friday, November 1st. The company reported $0.76 EPS for the quarter, missing the Thomson Reuters consensus estimate of $1.20 by $0.44. The company had revenue of $804.80 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $812.70 billion. During the same quarter in the prior year, the company posted $0.66 earnings per share. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 11.0% on a year-over-year basis. On average, analysts predict that Church & Dwight Co. will post $2.80 earnings per share for the current fiscal year.
The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which is scheduled for Monday, December 2nd. Shareholders of record on Monday, November 11th will be given a dividend of $0.28 per share. This represents a $1.12 dividend on an annualized basis and a yield of 1.72%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Wednesday, November 6th.
Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products.
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