Nationwide Fund Advisors Has $26.92 Million Holdings in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (CHD)

Nationwide Fund Advisors reduced its position in Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) by 4.3% in the second quarter, according to the company in its most recent filing with the Securities and Exchange Commission (SEC). The fund owned 518,867 shares of the company’s stock after selling 23,119 shares during the period. Nationwide Fund Advisors owned approximately 0.21% of Church & Dwight worth $26,919,000 at the end of the most recent quarter.

Other large investors have also recently bought and sold shares of the company. BB&T Securities LLC boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 437.9% in the 1st quarter. BB&T Securities LLC now owns 280,837 shares of the company’s stock valued at $14,005,000 after buying an additional 228,629 shares during the last quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 4.0% in the 1st quarter. Thrivent Financial For Lutherans now owns 9,380 shares of the company’s stock valued at $468,000 after buying an additional 360 shares during the last quarter. BlackRock Inc. boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 2,267.4% in the 1st quarter. BlackRock Inc. now owns 19,461,970 shares of the company’s stock valued at $970,569,000 after buying an additional 18,639,877 shares during the last quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 1.2% in the 2nd quarter. Trust Co. of Vermont now owns 97,476 shares of the company’s stock valued at $5,057,000 after buying an additional 1,158 shares during the last quarter. Finally, Fairfield Bush & CO. boosted its position in Church & Dwight by 2.0% in the 1st quarter. Fairfield Bush & CO. now owns 68,154 shares of the company’s stock valued at $3,399,000 after buying an additional 1,350 shares during the last quarter. 79.65% of the stock is owned by institutional investors.

Church & Dwight Company, Inc. (NYSE:CHD) opened at 50.43 on Friday. Church & Dwight Company, Inc. has a one year low of $42.56 and a one year high of $54.18. The company has a market cap of $12.58 billion, a PE ratio of 29.82 and a beta of 0.60. The firm has a 50-day moving average of $50.29 and a 200-day moving average of $50.92.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last posted its earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping the consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The company had revenue of $898.00 million during the quarter, compared to analysts’ expectations of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.21% and a net margin of 12.39%. The firm’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter last year, the firm earned $0.85 earnings per share. On average, analysts predict that Church & Dwight Company, Inc. will post $1.93 EPS for the current year.

The firm also recently announced a quarterly dividend, which was paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th were paid a dividend of $0.19 per share. The ex-dividend date of this dividend was Friday, August 11th. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a yield of 1.51%. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is 44.97%.

In other Church & Dwight news, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Monday, August 7th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total transaction of $8,950,382.00. Following the completion of the sale, the executive vice president now owns 46,348 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,331,304.40. The transaction was disclosed in a legal filing with the SEC, which is available through this hyperlink. Also, VP Steven J. Katz sold 11,200 shares of the firm’s stock in a transaction on Thursday, August 31st. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.17, for a total value of $561,904.00. Following the sale, the vice president now directly owns 4,458 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $223,657.86. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last three months, insiders have sold 198,858 shares of company stock valued at $9,996,631. 2.00% of the stock is owned by insiders.

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A number of equities analysts have weighed in on CHD shares. Zacks Investment Research cut shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a research report on Wednesday, May 31st. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price objective on shares of Church & Dwight in a research report on Tuesday, June 13th. BidaskClub raised shares of Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating in a research report on Saturday, June 17th. Finally, Bank of America Corporation upped their price objective on shares of Church & Dwight from $51.00 to $53.00 and gave the company an “underperform” rating in a research report on Monday, July 10th. Four research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eleven have issued a hold rating and one has assigned a buy rating to the stock. Church & Dwight has an average rating of “Hold” and an average price target of $51.24.

About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures and markets a range of household, personal care and specialty products. The Company’s segments include Consumer Domestic, Consumer International and Specialty Products Division (SPD). The Company also sells specialty products to industrial customers and distributors.

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

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