Church & Dwight Co (NYSE:CHD) Reaching An Inflection Point; Macquarie Research Initiates Shares At “Neutral” with $52.00 target

September 17, 2017 - By Ellis Scott

 Church & Dwight Co (NYSE:CHD) Reaching An Inflection Point; Macquarie Research Initiates Shares At

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 59 investors sold Church & Dwight Co., Inc. shares while 232 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 199.48 million shares or 49.74% less from 396.89 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Piedmont Advsrs Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 739 shares in its portfolio. Axa holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 255,700 shares. Nicholas Inc Wi holds 110,685 shares. Johnson Financial reported 3,228 shares stake. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Communication Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Albert D Mason Inc reported 11,157 shares. Morgan Dempsey Cap Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.06% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Hamilton Point Advsrs Ltd Liability Com holds 2.49% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) or 91,253 shares. Copeland Capital Ltd Liability has invested 1.09% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). United Ser Automobile Association stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Timessquare owns 1.74M shares. Strategic Fincl Service holds 0.3% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) or 35,945 shares. Hillsdale Invest Mngmt invested in 0% or 50 shares. Korea Invest Corp invested in 0.04% or 193,503 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 0.1% or 25,373 shares.

Why Has Macquarie Research Given Church & Dwight Co (NYSE:CHD) a $52.00 Price Target

Professional analysts at Macquarie Research gave a key “Neutral” rating for Church & Dwight Co (NYSE:CHD). The firm began coverage in an analyst note released on 15 September. The PT would suggest upside of 3.11 % from the stock close price.

Investors sentiment increased to 0.84 in Q4 2016. Its up 0.02, from 0.82 in 2016Q3. It improved, as 59 investors sold Church & Dwight Co., Inc. shares while 232 reduced holdings. 57 funds opened positions while 187 raised stakes. 199.48 million shares or 49.74% less from 396.89 million shares in 2016Q3 were reported.

Piedmont Advsrs Ltd Liability Com holds 0% or 739 shares in its portfolio. Axa holds 0.05% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) for 255,700 shares. Nicholas Inc Wi holds 110,685 shares. Johnson Financial reported 3,228 shares stake. Grantham Mayo Van Otterloo Communication Lc has invested 0% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Albert D Mason Inc reported 11,157 shares. Morgan Dempsey Cap Mgmt Limited Liability has 0.06% invested in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Hamilton Point Advsrs Ltd Liability Com holds 2.49% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) or 91,253 shares. Copeland Capital Ltd Liability has invested 1.09% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). United Ser Automobile Association stated it has 0.01% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD). Timessquare owns 1.74M shares. Strategic Fincl Service holds 0.3% in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) or 35,945 shares. Hillsdale Invest Mngmt invested in 0% or 50 shares. Korea Invest Corp invested in 0.04% or 193,503 shares. State Of Alaska Department Of Revenue invested in 0.1% or 25,373 shares.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Ratings Coverage

Among 19 analysts covering Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD), 2 have Buy rating, 5 Sell and 12 Hold. Therefore 11% are positive. Church & Dwight has $116 highest and $46 lowest target. $69’s average target is 36.82% above currents $50.43 stock price. Church & Dwight had 38 analyst reports since July 21, 2015 according to SRatingsIntel. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has “Neutral” rating given on Wednesday, August 5 by UBS. The rating was maintained by Deutsche Bank with “Buy” on Friday, August 5. BMO Capital Markets initiated Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) rating on Friday, December 16. BMO Capital Markets has “Market Perform” rating and $47 target. The rating was maintained by Stifel Nicolaus on Friday, June 23 with “Hold”. The firm has “Sell” rating by UBS given on Friday, August 5. On Tuesday, November 15 the stock rating was reinitiated by Wells Fargo with “Market Perform”. The stock has “Buy” rating by Jefferies on Thursday, April 13. The firm has “Neutral” rating by Sterne Agee CRT given on Tuesday, July 21. The rating was maintained by Citigroup with “Neutral” on Friday, August 5. KeyBanc Capital Markets maintained the shares of CHD in report on Wednesday, August 23 with “Hold” rating.

The stock increased 1.55% or $0.77 on September 15, reaching $50.43. About 2.64 million shares traded or 97.01% up from the average. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has risen 0.39% since September 17, 2016 and is uptrending. It has underperformed by 16.31% the S&P500.

Analysts expect Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) to report $0.46 EPS on November, 2.They anticipate $0.01 EPS change or 2.13 % from last quarter’s $0.47 EPS. CHD’s profit would be $114.75M giving it 27.41 P/E if the $0.46 EPS is correct. After having $0.41 EPS previously, Church & Dwight Co., Inc.’s analysts see 12.20 % EPS growth.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, makes and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The company has market cap of $12.58 billion. The Company’s divisions include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division . It has a 29.88 P/E ratio. The Firm also sells specialty products to industrial clients and distributors.

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