Church & Dwight Co Inc (NYSE:CHD): Institutional Investor Sentiment Down to 0.92

July 16, 2018 - By Carolyn Hewitt

Sentiment for Church & Dwight Co Inc (NYSE:CHD)

Church & Dwight Co Inc (NYSE:CHD) institutional sentiment decreased to 0.92 in Q1 2018. Its down -0.04, from 0.96 in 2017Q4. The ratio has worsened, as 246 active investment managers increased and started new positions, while 268 trimmed and sold positions in Church & Dwight Co Inc. The active investment managers in our partner’s database reported: 193.65 million shares, down from 197.64 million shares in 2017Q4. Also, the number of active investment managers holding Church & Dwight Co Inc in their top 10 positions decreased from 14 to 12 for a decrease of 2. Sold All: 34 Reduced: 234 Increased: 185 New Position: 61.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. develops, makes, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products in the United States. The company has market cap of $13.50 billion. The companyÂ’s Consumer Domestic segment offers household products, including baking soda, carpet and cat litter deodorizers, clumping cat litters, washing soda, fabric softeners, daily shower cleaners, cleaning products, dishwashing detergents and boosters, laundry and cleaning solutions, and bathroom cleaners, as well as powder, liquid, and unit dose laundry detergents; and personal care products, such as toothpastes and oral rinses, home pregnancy and ovulation test kits, deodorants and antiperspirants, toothbrushes, shampoos, dietary supplements, depilatories, lotions, creams, waxes, oral analgesics, nasal saline moisturizers, and feminine hygiene products, as well as condoms, lubricants, and vibrating products. It has a 18.23 P/E ratio. The Company’s Consumer International segment sells personal care, household, and over-the-counter products in international markets comprising Canada, France, Australia, China, the United Kingdom, Mexico, and Brazil.

The stock decreased 1.32% or $0.74 during the last trading session, reaching $55.15. About 1.16 million shares traded. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has declined 7.38% since July 16, 2017 and is downtrending. It has underperformed by 19.95% the S&P500.

Analysts await Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) to report earnings on August, 2. They expect $0.46 EPS, up 12.20 % or $0.05 from last year’s $0.41 per share. CHD’s profit will be $112.56 million for 29.97 P/E if the $0.46 EPS becomes a reality. After $0.63 actual EPS reported by Church & Dwight Co., Inc. for the previous quarter, Wall Street now forecasts -26.98 % negative EPS growth.

Reik & Co. Llc holds 31.46% of its portfolio in Church & Dwight Co., Inc. for 1.92 million shares. S&Co Inc owns 709,444 shares or 4.49% of their US portfolio. Moreover, Waratah Capital Advisors Ltd. has 4.19% invested in the company for 790,394 shares. The Vermont-based M. Kraus & Co has invested 3.68% in the stock. New England Research & Management Inc., a Illinois-based fund reported 103,100 shares.

Since January 1, 0001, it had 2 insider buys, and 10 selling transactions for $30.45 million activity.

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

Ratings analysis reveals 25% of Church & Dwight’s analysts are positive. Out of 8 Wall Street analysts rating Church & Dwight, 2 give it “Buy”, 1 “Sell” rating, while 5 recommend “Hold”. The lowest target is $46 while the high is $51.0. The stock’s average target of $49.71 is -9.86% below today’s ($55.15) share price. CHD was included in 9 notes of analysts from February 5, 2018. The stock has “Hold” rating by Deutsche Bank on Friday, April 20. Wells Fargo maintained Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) on Tuesday, February 6 with “Market Perform” rating. Morgan Stanley maintained it with “Underweight” rating and $48 target in Wednesday, February 7 report. Stifel Nicolaus maintained it with “Hold” rating and $48.0 target in Monday, February 5 report. As per Friday, April 20, the company rating was maintained by Morgan Stanley. The company was upgraded on Wednesday, February 7 by Oppenheimer. The stock of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) has “Hold” rating given on Tuesday, February 6 by BMO Capital Markets. The stock has “Outperform” rating by Macquarie Research on Monday, May 7.

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD) Institutional Positions Chart

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