Church & Dwight (CHD) Receiving Somewhat Favorable Press Coverage, Accern Reports

Media headlines about Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) have been trending somewhat positive recently, Accern reports. The research group identifies positive and negative news coverage by monitoring more than 20 million blog and news sources in real time. Accern ranks coverage of companies on a scale of negative one to positive one, with scores closest to one being the most favorable. Church & Dwight earned a media sentiment score of 0.12 on Accern’s scale. Accern also assigned media headlines about the company an impact score of 46.8893974596681 out of 100, indicating that recent news coverage is somewhat unlikely to have an effect on the company’s share price in the next few days.

Here are some of the media headlines that may have effected Accern Sentiment Analysis’s analysis:

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CHD stock traded down $0.36 during midday trading on Friday, hitting $49.50. 1,103,151 shares of the company traded hands, compared to its average volume of 1,793,309. Church & Dwight has a twelve month low of $43.21 and a twelve month high of $54.18. The company has a quick ratio of 0.72, a current ratio of 1.07 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.95. The company has a market cap of $12,162.97, a PE ratio of 25.52, a price-to-earnings-growth ratio of 2.13 and a beta of 0.39.

Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD) last announced its quarterly earnings results on Monday, February 5th. The company reported $0.52 EPS for the quarter, beating the consensus estimate of $0.50 by $0.02. Church & Dwight had a return on equity of 24.95% and a net margin of 19.69%. The company had revenue of $1.03 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1 billion. During the same quarter last year, the company posted $0.44 earnings per share. The company’s revenue for the quarter was up 15.3% compared to the same quarter last year. equities analysts expect that Church & Dwight will post 2.26 EPS for the current fiscal year.

A number of equities analysts recently commented on CHD shares. Jefferies Group restated a “buy” rating and issued a $62.00 price objective on shares of Church & Dwight in a report on Thursday, January 4th. Zacks Investment Research upgraded Church & Dwight from a “hold” rating to a “buy” rating and set a $56.00 price objective on the stock in a report on Wednesday, January 3rd. Deutsche Bank started coverage on Church & Dwight in a report on Wednesday, December 13th. They issued a “buy” rating and a $54.00 price objective on the stock. Stifel Nicolaus increased their price objective on Church & Dwight from $46.00 to $48.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Finally, BMO Capital Markets increased their price objective on Church & Dwight from $45.00 to $47.00 and gave the stock a “hold” rating in a report on Tuesday, February 6th. Four investment analysts have rated the stock with a sell rating, eight have assigned a hold rating and six have given a buy rating to the stock. Church & Dwight presently has an average rating of “Hold” and an average target price of $51.57.

In other Church & Dwight news, Director James Craigie sold 24,508 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Monday, February 26th. The stock was sold at an average price of $50.03, for a total transaction of $1,226,135.24. Following the transaction, the director now owns 52,625 shares in the company, valued at $2,632,828.75. The sale was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which is available at the SEC website. Also, Director Robert D. Leblanc sold 11,000 shares of the stock in a transaction that occurred on Friday, March 9th. The shares were sold at an average price of $50.53, for a total value of $555,830.00. Following the transaction, the director now owns 48,935 shares in the company, valued at approximately $2,472,685.55. The disclosure for this sale can be found here. In the last quarter, insiders have sold 444,508 shares of company stock worth $22,359,201. Corporate insiders own 2.00% of the company’s stock.

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About Church & Dwight

Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. The company operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and the Specialty Products Division. It offers baking soda, cat litter, carpet deodorization, and laundry detergent products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry detergents, dishwashing detergents, and bleach alternatives under the OXICLEAN brand; battery-operated and manual toothbrushes under the SPINBRUSH brand; home pregnancy and ovulation test kits under the FIRST RESPONSE brand; depilatories under the NAIR brand; oral analgesic products under the ORAJEL brand; laundry detergents under the XTRA brand; gummy dietary supplements under the L'IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION brands; dry shampoos under the BATISTE brand; and water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand.

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