Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) is Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to Underperform

Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Underperform”. Earlier the firm had a rating of “Neutral ” on the company shares. BofA/Merrill advised their investors in a research report released on Apr 18, 2016.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Church & Dwight Co.. Company shares were Reiterated by Deutsche Bank on Feb 3, 2016 to “Buy”, Firm has raised the Price Target to $ 94 from a previous price target of $89 .

On the company’s financial health, Church & Dwight Co. reported $0.82 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on Feb 2, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.81. The company had revenue of $873.60 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $863.50 million. The company’s revenue was up .9% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.78 EPS.

Church & Dwight Co. opened for trading at $93.26 and hit $94.95 on the upside on Friday, eventually ending the session at $93.91, with a gain of 0.95% or 0.88 points. The heightened volatility saw the trading volume jump to 8,48,877 shares. Company has a market cap of $12,182 M.

In a different news, on Feb 23, 2016, Steven J Katz (VP, Controller and CAO) sold 6,600 shares at $89.85 per share price. According to the SEC, on Feb 22, 2016, Paul A Siracusa (Executive V.P., Global R&D) sold 10,000 shares at $89.54 per share price. On Feb 18, 2016, Bradley C Irwin (director) sold 2,500 shares at $89.95 per share price, according to the Form-4 filing with the securities and exchange commission.

Church & Dwight Co. Inc. develops manufactures and markets a range of household personal care and specialty products. The Company operates in three segments. The Consumer Domestic segment provides the power brands (ARM & HAMMER TROJAN OXICLEAN SPINBRUSH FIRST RESPONSE NAIR ORAJEL XTRA L’IL CRITTERS and VITAFUSION) and other household and personal care products such as SCRUB FREE KABOOM and ORANGE GLO cleaning products ANSWER home pregnancy and ovulation test kits ARRID antiperspirant and CLOSE-UP and AIM toothpastes. The Consumer International segment sells personal care products some of which use the same brands as the Company’s domestic product lines in International markets. The Specialty Products Division (SPD) is a producer of sodium bicarbonate which it sells together with other specialty inorganic chemicals for industrial institutional medical and food applications. SPD also sells a range of animal nutrition and specialty cleaning products.

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