Brokerages predict that Church & Dwight Co., Inc. (NYSE:CHD – Get Rating) will post $1.34 billion in sales for the current quarter, according to Zacks. Nine analysts have made estimates for Church & Dwight’s earnings, with the highest sales estimate coming in at $1.35 billion and the lowest estimate coming in at $1.33 billion. Church & Dwight reported sales of $1.27 billion in the same quarter last year, which would suggest a positive year-over-year growth rate of 5.5%. The business is expected to announce its next quarterly earnings results on Monday, January 1st.
According to Zacks, analysts expect that Church & Dwight will report full-year sales of $5.53 billion for the current year, with estimates ranging from $5.48 billion to $5.60 billion. For the next fiscal year, analysts expect that the business will post sales of $5.74 billion, with estimates ranging from $5.65 billion to $5.84 billion. Zacks’ sales averages are a mean average based on a survey of sell-side analysts that follow Church & Dwight.
Church & Dwight (NYSE:CHD – Get Rating) last issued its quarterly earnings data on Thursday, April 28th. The company reported $0.83 earnings per share (EPS) for the quarter, topping analysts’ consensus estimates of $0.76 by $0.07. Church & Dwight had a net margin of 15.46% and a return on equity of 22.29%. The firm had revenue of $1.30 billion for the quarter, compared to the consensus estimate of $1.29 billion. During the same quarter in the previous year, the firm earned $0.83 EPS. The company’s quarterly revenue was up 4.7% compared to the same quarter last year.
Shares of Church & Dwight stock opened at $95.73 on Monday. The firm’s 50 day moving average price is $99.53 and its 200-day moving average price is $97.59. The company has a quick ratio of 0.33, a current ratio of 0.65 and a debt-to-equity ratio of 0.47. Church & Dwight has a 52-week low of $80.76 and a 52-week high of $105.28. The company has a market cap of $23.24 billion, a P/E ratio of 29.37, a PEG ratio of 3.76 and a beta of 0.42.
The firm also recently disclosed a quarterly dividend, which will be paid on Wednesday, June 1st. Stockholders of record on Monday, May 16th will be issued a $0.2625 dividend. This represents a $1.05 annualized dividend and a dividend yield of 1.10%. The ex-dividend date of this dividend is Friday, May 13th. Church & Dwight’s dividend payout ratio (DPR) is currently 32.21%.
In other news, Director Penry W. Price sold 16,718 shares of the company’s stock in a transaction on Friday, February 11th. The shares were sold at an average price of $98.39, for a total value of $1,644,884.02. The transaction was disclosed in a filing with the SEC, which can be accessed through the SEC website. 1.70% of the stock is owned by corporate insiders.
Several institutional investors and hedge funds have recently bought and sold shares of CHD. EverSource Wealth Advisors LLC acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the 4th quarter valued at $29,000. Evolution Advisers Inc. acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the 4th quarter valued at $30,000. Riverview Trust Co acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the 1st quarter valued at $30,000. Mitsubishi UFJ Morgan Stanley Securities Co. Ltd. acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the 4th quarter valued at $35,000. Finally, US Asset Management LLC acquired a new position in shares of Church & Dwight in the 1st quarter valued at $36,000. Hedge funds and other institutional investors own 84.81% of the company’s stock.
Church & Dwight Company Profile (Get Rating)
Church & Dwight Co, Inc develops, manufactures, and markets household, personal care, and specialty products. It operates through three segments: Consumer Domestic, Consumer International, and Specialty Products Division. The company offers cat litters, carpet deodorizers, laundry detergents, and baking soda, as well as other baking soda based products under the ARM & HAMMER brand; condoms, lubricants, and vibrators under the TROJAN brand; stain removers, cleaning solutions, laundry 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 analgesics 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; water flossers and replacement showerheads under the WATERPIK brand; FLAWLESS products; cold shortening and relief products under the ZICAM brand; and oral care products under the THERABREATH brand.
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