Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors Lowers stake in Church & Dwight Co. (CHD)

Church & Dwight Co. (CHD) : Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors reduced its stake in Church & Dwight Co. by 5.7% during the most recent quarter end. The investment management company now holds a total of 53,260 shares of Church & Dwight Co. which is valued at $5.1 Million after selling 3,220 shares in Church & Dwight Co. , the firm said in a disclosure report filed with the SEC on May 13, 2016.Church & Dwight Co. makes up approximately 4.09% of Stevens First Principles Investment Advisors’s portfolio.

Other Hedge Funds, Including , D.a. Davidson boosted its stake in CHD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,538 additional shares and now holds a total of 82,161 shares of Church & Dwight Co. which is valued at $7.9 Million. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.25% of D.a. Davidson’s portfolio.Ironbridge Capital Management Lp reduced its stake in CHD by selling 79,008 shares or 25.49% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 231,001 shares of CHD which is valued at $22.3 Million. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.90% of Ironbridge Capital Management Lp’s portfolio.Amalgamated Bank boosted its stake in CHD in the latest quarter, The investment management firm added 1,232 additional shares and now holds a total of 5,192 shares of Church & Dwight Co. which is valued at $501,288. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.05% of Amalgamated Bank’s portfolio.Great West Life Assurance Co Can reduced its stake in CHD by selling 49,230 shares or 24.09% in the most recent quarter. The Hedge Fund company now holds 155,100 shares of CHD which is valued at $14.4 Million. Church & Dwight Co. makes up approx 0.05% of Great West Life Assurance Co Can’s portfolio.

Church & Dwight Co. closed down -0.54 points or -0.55% at $97.35 with 7,41,010 shares getting traded on Wednesday. Post opening the session at $97.72, the shares hit an intraday low of $96.95 and an intraday high of $97.98 and the price fluctuated in this range throughout the day.Shares ended Wednesday 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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