Bluestein R H Co Lowers stake in Church & Dwight Co. (CHD)

Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) : Bluestein R H Co reduced its stake in Church & Dwight Co. by 5.82% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 446,480 shares of Church & Dwight Co. which is valued at $43.1 Million after selling 27,604 shares in Church & Dwight Co. , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 12, 2016.Church & Dwight Co. makes up approximately 3.10% of Bluestein R H Co’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Co Ltd. boosted its stake in CHD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,695 additional shares and now holds a total of 6,453 shares of Church & Dwight Co. which is valued at $623,037. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.14% of Meiji Yasuda Asset Management Co Ltd.’s portfolio.Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management reduced its stake in CHD by selling 77,301 shares or 91.56% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 7,121 shares of CHD which is valued at $689,598. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.03% of Liberty Mutual Group Asset Management’s portfolio.Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc boosted its stake in CHD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 2,226 additional shares and now holds a total of 354,103 shares of Church & Dwight Co. which is valued at $34.3 Million. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.05% of Schwab Charles Investment Management Inc’s portfolio.Welch Forbes boosted its stake in CHD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,222 additional shares and now holds a total of 159,801 shares of Church & Dwight Co. which is valued at $15.5 Million. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.48% of Welch Forbes’s portfolio.Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado reduced its stake in CHD by selling 847 shares or 2.84% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 28,998 shares of CHD which is valued at $2.7 Million. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.02% of Public Employees Retirement Association Of Colorado’s portfolio.

Church & Dwight Co. closed down -2.61 points or -2.63% at $96.48 with 18,71,203 shares getting traded on Friday. Post opening the session at $99.09, the shares hit an intraday low of $96.43 and an intraday high of $99.61 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Friday session in Red.

On the company’s financial health, Church & Dwight Co. reported $0.86 EPS for the quarter, beating the analyst consensus estimate by $ 0.01 according to the earnings call on May 5, 2016. Analyst had a consensus of $0.85. The company had revenue of $849.00 million for the quarter, compared to analysts expectations of $827.32 million. The company’s revenue was up 4.5% compared to the same quarter last year. During the same quarter in the previous year, the company posted $0.80 EPS.

Many Wall Street Analysts have commented on Church & Dwight Co.. Church & Dwight Co. was Downgraded by BofA/Merrill to ” Underperform” on Apr 18, 2016.

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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