Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD): Technical Analysis and analyst Ratings

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Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (NYSE:CHD) changes shares on Thursday trading session, with a change of 0.64% or $0.49 shares. The trading starts at $76.46 and closed at $76.25 throughout the day. The trading session low price was $75.425 and day high was $76.82 on Thursday, June 25. After the session, the Consumer Defensive sector daily volume shifted to 0.8 million while its average volume is 1.61M. In other hand, the CHD market cap reached to $18.94B. While, its current target price is $76.74 according to WSJ.

Checking out the performance report which defines the increase or decrease of prices for a specific period. For the last 5 trading sessions, its performance is down -1.39% and up 5.24% for month. Its quarterly performance was 22.00% above, while its half year performance is up 9.08%. CHD yearly performance stood at positive 5.53% and rise 9.10% for year-to-date. Current recommendation for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. is 2.60.

Earnings per share or EPS is an important financial measure, which defines the profitability of a company. CHD EPS (TTM) for 12-month is 2.67. EPS for this year is 7.70%, while for the next year its value is 2.90. Sales growth for the current quarter is 3.39 while its EPS Q/Q reached 31.90%. It has an EPS of 10.20% up for past five years and for the next five years will be up 8.49%.

Let’s take a look on the analyst recommendations on CHD for the current month and previous month. For the current month, 6 of 19 analysts recommend stock as Buy while 3 as Sell, 0 as overweight, 0 as underweight and 10 as Hold. As compared with the previous month ratings, 0 analysts participate in stock recommendation. Out of 0, 0 rated it sell, 0 rated it as Buy and 0 as Hold Ratings. On the other hand, target price ranges from $65.00-$88.00. Average target price for CHD was reached at $75.56.

Vanguard Group, Inc. (The), Blackrock Inc. and Capital International Investors are the top three holders in Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) stock. On Mar 30, 2020, Vanguard Group, Inc. (The) has 30.39 million shares which valued 1.95 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Blackrock Inc. owned 20.21 million shares which valued at 1.3 billion. On Mar 30, 2020, Capital International Investors has a total of 15.7 million shares which valued at 1.01 billion. In the end, Capital International Investors have 6.38% shares outstanding of Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) on Mar 30, 2020. The insider ownership moved to 0.10% and institutional holding shifted to 89.80%.

The company posted an EPS (TTM) of 2.67. According to the most recent quarter report on (Jun 2020), 18 analysts estimated an average EPS of 0.63, while 0.57 EPS posted a year ago period. Analyst Estimated EPS for CHD published in the report was 0.55-0.75 during the same period. Comparing with last year, the average estimated EPS was 0.57 which is lower than 0.83 which was posted for recent quarter EPS.

A brief look on simple moving average (SMA) that determines the market price can impact a market. The SMA for CHD rise 7.16% for period of 200 days. SMA for 50 days was 4.68% which is showing green signal, while SMA-20 was 1.89%. The moving average value for Church & Dwight Co. Inc. (CHD) is 71.49 and 74.13 for 200 and 50 days respectively.

Let’s take a look on the insider transactions, in which multiple shareholders are showing interest in CHD stock. On Jun 11, CUGINE STEVEN P, EVP New Products & Pres Int’l, sold 14,990 trading shares at the cost of $76.89, which valued at 1.15 million. On Jun 10, FARRELL MATTHEW, President and CEO, sold 26,725 shares at the cost of $76.00, with total shares of 111,640. On Jun 03, FARRELL MATTHEW, President and CEO, sold 24,158 shares at the cost of 76.02. After this transaction, FARRELL MATTHEW total shares reached to 111,640 which valued at 1.84 million.