Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) Receives Daily News Sentiment Score of 0.19

Media stories about Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) have been trending somewhat positive on Saturday, Accern Sentiment Analysis reports. The research group identifies negative and positive press coverage by analyzing more than twenty million news and blog sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of publicly-traded companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Church & Dwight earned a news impact score of 0.19 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.4168258767066 out of 100, meaning that recent press coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the stock’s share price in the near term.

Here are some of the news stories that may have effected Accern Sentiment’s rankings:

Shares of Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) traded up 0.47% on Friday, reaching $49.62. 1,276,440 shares of the company’s stock traded hands. The stock has a 50-day moving average price of $52.21 and a 200-day moving average price of $50.52. The company has a market cap of $12.38 billion, a PE ratio of 29.34 and a beta of 0.57. Church & Dwight has a 12-month low of $42.56 and a 12-month high of $54.18.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last released its quarterly earnings results on Thursday, August 3rd. The company reported $0.41 EPS for the quarter, beating the Thomson Reuters’ consensus estimate of $0.39 by $0.02. The business had revenue of $898 million during the quarter, compared to analyst estimates of $903.87 million. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 12.39% and a return on equity of 24.21%. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 2.3% on a year-over-year basis. During the same period in the prior year, the firm posted $0.85 earnings per share. Equities research analysts anticipate that Church & Dwight will post $1.93 EPS for the current fiscal year.

The company also recently declared a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Friday, September 1st. Shareholders of record on Tuesday, August 15th will be given a dividend of $0.19 per share. This represents a $0.76 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.53%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, August 11th. Church & Dwight’s payout ratio is 44.97%.

A number of equities research analysts have issued reports on the stock. Jefferies Group LLC reissued a “buy” rating and issued a $59.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Tuesday, June 13th. Zacks Investment Research lowered shares of Church & Dwight from a “buy” rating to a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, June 6th. UBS AG reissued a “sell” rating and issued a $46.00 price target (up previously from $45.00) on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Friday, May 5th. BMO Capital Markets set a $50.00 price target on shares of Church & Dwight and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Monday, July 17th. Finally, Morgan Stanley lowered shares of Church & Dwight from an “equal weight” rating to an “underweight” rating in a research note on Tuesday, May 16th. Five equities research analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, nine have given a hold rating and one has issued a buy rating to the company’s stock. Church & Dwight currently has a consensus rating of “Hold” and a consensus target price of $51.07.

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In related news, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 9,718 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Wednesday, August 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $49.84, for a total value of $484,345.12. Following the completion of the transaction, the director now directly owns 56,497 shares of the company’s stock, valued at approximately $2,815,810.48. The sale was disclosed in a legal filing with the Securities & Exchange Commission, which is accessible through the SEC website. Also, EVP Steven P. Cugine sold 177,940 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, August 7th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.30, for a total transaction of $8,950,382.00. Following the completion of the transaction, the executive vice president now directly owns 46,348 shares of the company’s stock, valued at $2,331,304.40. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

Church & Dwight Company Profile

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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