The risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading may be slightly higher than the regular market hours. The reason is that extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular security due to lower liquidity and higher volatility as issuers often announce critical financial information outside regular trading hours. After-hours trades for Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (CHD) shows that investor sentiment remained same, with the stock’s consolidated last price to $90.93. The Church & Dwight Co., Inc. has recorded 77,733 volume in the after hours trading session. The stock was recently discussed on Yahoo Finance as it revealed that Church & Dwight Reports Q3 2023 Results.
The company is listed on the NYSE and operates within the Household & Personal Products industry segment. The current market capitalization of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is $22.40B. A total of 1.58 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.46M shares.
Furthermore, investors take into consideration insider trades when predicting a stock’s future trajectory. During the recent three months, CHD has seen 2 BUY and 3 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 160,062 and the disposition of 160,082 shares. Over the last 12 months, there were 53 BUYs and 23 SELLs from insiders. Insiders purchased 699,527 shares during that period but sold 676,794.
In the most recent transaction, FARRELL MATTHEW sold 132,881 shares of CHD for 96.00 per share on Aug 30. After the transaction, the President and CEO now owns 112,444 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 14, FARRELL MATTHEW sold 27,181 shares at 96.03 per share. CHD shares that President and CEO owns now total 112,444.
Among the insiders who sold shares, Dierker Richard A disposed of 90,000 shares on Aug 10 at a per-share price of $95.80. This resulted in the EVP, CFO & Head of Business Op holding 7,544 shares of CHD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, FARRELL MATTHEW sold 1,280 shares at $97.07 per share on Aug 10. Company shares held by the President and CEO now total 112,444.
The dividend paying company demonstrates a positive outlook for investors and helps them generate immediate cash. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.09, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.20%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 51.87. CHD’s most recent ex-dividend date was 11/14/2023 when it declared a $0.2725 quarterly dividend that was paid in cash on 12/1/2023. Previously, the company paid the dividend on 9/1/2023 with an ex-dividend date of 8/14/2023. The CHD stock dividend was $0.2725 per share in cash.
It has been observed that price targets are rarely accurate, but they can exert some influence from time to time, and are often accepted as valuable in the market. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for CHD in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $96.55 with high estimates of $108.00 and low estimates of $79.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, CHD has a high of $100.52 and a low of $73.21.
As of this writing, CHD has an earnings estimate of $0.65 per share for the current quarter. EPS was calculated based on a consensus of 16 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.71 per share and a lower estimate of $0.63. The company reported an EPS of $0.92 in the last quarter, which was 16.50% higher than expectations of $0.79.
Balance Sheet Annually/Quarterly
An equity investor’s investment can be viewed on a balance sheet by looking at what assets and liabilities the company has. Investors can determine the company’s prospects by calculating its financial ratios based on this information. CHD’s latest balance sheet shows that the firm has $240.60M in Cash & Short Term Investments as of fiscal 2021. There were $2.56B in debt and $2.08B in liabilities at the time. Its Book Value Per Share was $16.44, while its Total Shareholder’s Equity was $3.23B.
There may be slightly higher risks associated with pre-market and after-hours trading than during regular market hours. Due to the fact that issuers often announce critical financial information outside of regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for particular securities. Currently, 0 analysts are providing their opinions on the stock. On a scale of 1 to 5, with 1 being Sell and 5 being Buy, the average analyst rating for CHD is Buy with a score of 3.35.