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Stocks Info

Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is listed on the NYSE in the Consumer Defensive sector while operating in the Household & Personal Products industry. At the end of the last regular session, the stock closed at $101.78 and fluctuated between $101.79 as its day high and $99.28 as its day low. The current market capitalization of Church & Dwight Co., Inc. is $25.08B. A total of 2.1 million shares were traded on the day, compared to an average of 1.51M shares.

Insider Activity

Insider trades are also considered as indicators of how a stock will perform in the future, in addition to stock predictions. During the recent three months, CHD has seen 0 BUY and 0 SELL insider trades, representing the acquisition of 0 and the disposition of 0 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, Read Michael sold 4,500 shares of CHD for 96.00 per share on Nov 30. After the transaction, the EVP, International now owns 0 company shares. In a previous transaction on Aug 30, FARRELL MATTHEW sold 132,881 shares at 96.00 per share. CHD shares that President and CEO owns now total 112,444.

Among the insiders who sold shares, FARRELL MATTHEW disposed of 27,181 shares on Aug 14 at a per-share price of $96.03. This resulted in the President and CEO holding 112,444 shares of CHD after the transaction. In another insider transaction, Dierker Richard A sold 90,000 shares at $95.80 per share on Aug 10. Company shares held by the EVP, CFO & Head of Business Op now total 7,544.

Dividend

The reasons why investors prefer dividend-paying companies are that dividends generate immediate cash flow and indicate that the company will perform well in the future. Church & Dwight Co., Inc. pays an annual dividend of $1.09, resulting in a dividend yield of 1.07%, and it has a price to earnings (P/E) ratio of 58.05. 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.

Despite rarely being accurate, price targets can exert some form of influence at times, and are often regarded as valuable by markets. According to analysts who have offered 12-month price targets for CHD in the last 3 months, the mean price target is $98.21 with high estimates of $108.00 and low estimates of $76.00. In terms of 52-week highs and lows, CHD has a high of $101.00 and a low of $79.34.

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 17 estimates, with a high estimate of $0.66 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

As well as showing the assets and liabilities of the company, the balance sheet also shows the amount invested in equity by investors. Investors can analyze a company’s future 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.

Analysts Opinion

After-hours and pre-market trading may carry slightly higher risks than regular market hours. As issuers often announce important financial information outside regular trading hours, extended-hours trading may result in wider spreads for a particular security. That is because extended-hours trading may result in lower liquidity and higher volatility. 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 3.28.

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